- Oct 9, 2012
The entire reason behind this thread and the thread lining out the proper way to handle FreeNAS as a VM are because noobs SHOULD NOT be doing this. Period. Please read the op again.I have been reading around on how-to run freenas in a VM. I was wondering if someone could create a machine in the VA marketplace for us noobs to use? step by step guides with pictures help too
The entire reason behind this thread and the thread lining out the proper way to handle FreeNAS as a VM are because noobs SHOULD NOT be doing this. Period. Please read the op again.
the thread on the topic is locked @ https://forums.freenas.org/index.ph...ide-to-not-completely-losing-your-data.12714/ , so i am posting here.
I built a rather monsterous system. If I could divert 1 core+ht from my xeon 1230v3 and 8gb of ram from my 32gb ecc total to say a windows server r2 setup via esxi 5.5u2, and then notu touch it, that is all i want to do. I would run freenas off a usb stick and exsi and win server off say a intel 730 ssd.
eventually, hopefully freenas will iron out the bugs with esxi and hyper-v
You can run Virtualbox VMs in a jail on bare metal FreeNAS and use spare resources that way. It comes with essentially none of the drawbacks of virtualizing FreeNAS itself.
I'm looking forward to when bhyve will support Windows guests. Virtualbox jails always felt somewhat janky. :)This, however, is the single most helpful response in recent days. I heartily endorse this as a third relatively safe solution for resource sharing. I am also hoping that we see bhyve support in FreeNAS 10. ;-)
Blindly following a guide WILL bite you in the ass one day.As long as there is a guide that I can follow, I am good. Built my whole new box using your hardware recc. guide. Works like a charm. Wanted a VM server with win2k12r2 to run my accounting software on - if I can do that in a jail, I am happy.
Blindly following a guide WILL bite you in the ass one day.
You need to fully understand what it is you are doing to even attempt to build FreeNAS out in a virtualized environment.