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FreeBSD Hypervisor Support

FreeBSD has been ported to run on the Xen hypervisor on x86 and is in the process of being ported to Sun's hypervisor on the sun4v. This commoditization of hypervisors has made the open source community increasingly aware of the benefits that they can bring to the data center and the developer.

Benefits frequently cited are:

  • Server Consolidation, increasing server utilization, typical is at 15%
  • Business Continuity, live relocation
    • zero downtime maintenance
    • instant-on provisioning
    • optimizing application resource provisioning
  • Decoupling the OS from the underlying hardware
    • MMU changes can be made independently of the OS, e.g. Sun's T1 HV
    • live migration
    • virtual devices can map to arbitrary physical devices
    • debugging / fault isolating drivers, running drivers in their own domain

This talk will cover the services provided by hypervisors, the changes that need to be made to FreeBSD to support them as paravirtual guests, the tradeoffs versus emulation (VMWare, QEMU, etc.), and the up and coming support on the next generation of AMD / Intel processors.

As part of the talk will bring up a FreeBSD instance on Xen - time and hardware permitting will do a live migration.

speaker: Kip Macy

location: SITE A0150

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