Since I’m a big VMware fan, it was kind of a bummer to see that VMware workstation was not available for the Mac platform. I remember signing a partition one or two years ago, to ask VMware to change that. And to my big surprise, I suddenly saw a beta of their new Fusion product, which seem to do exactly what I want. I was already running a trial of Parallels Desktop, but hey, this is VMware! Installed Fusion a few days ago, so let’s see how things turn out. So far, so good. Haven’t had any problems with a Windows XP Professional SP2 x32 guest so far.
Wow, finally, FreeBSD can run as a guest os on VMware ESX server. I’m really excited about this, because I’m a bit in love with FreeBSD, but my play-box at home is a VMware ESX 3 server, andÂ I don’t want to spend extra money on more physical servers. Or at least, the power they use..
Now I am happily running a few instances of FreeBSD 6.2 on my ESX box, without a sweat! You’ll have to install using a snapshot CD at the moment though, and then you can update to the latest version of RELENG_6.
The problem that was keeping FreeBSD from installing, was in the LSI Logic SCSI controller driver, and something with LUN id’s. The FreeBSD driver maintainer, mjacob, fixed this issue, so off we were! Read about it in the VMware forum: