Migrating FREEBSD/Solaris VM's from ESXi to KVM

  • 27 August 2015
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I managed to migrate a windows7 vm to Accroplis KVM.

I'm wondering if anyone has migrated FreeBSD/Solaris to KVM from ESXi.

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Hi 

Thanks for the questions. I know  has some cool blog posts recently about moving to Acropolis Hypervisor - do you have anything to add here  ?

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Hi 

I do work on XenServer to AHV migration for Windows 2012R2 and RHEL6.5. So far I have nothing for FreeBSD and Solaris. But I might try give a try in few weeks.
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FreeBSD works fine with virtio as long as it's up to date.

Solaris and it's variants has it's issues specificly with the network adapters (virtio_net and e1000) do not work. I found a fix at https://bcodding.w3.uvm.edu/ticker/blog/2015/04/08/kvmlibvirt-solaris-11-networking/

I opened a ticket with support and are awaiting how I can apply that KVM setting to Nutanix.
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Awesome  good to hear!

Do you have a blog? would be cool to read about your project! if you don't have one and are interested in writing a guest post on the Nutanix NEXT Community site - let me know.

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I'll get back to you once I get the issue resolved.

Solaris and solaris derived variants with ZFS root file system requires extra steps to migrate to nuatnix compared to Centos/RHEL 6 which just work with nutnaix.

I think it's important for Solaris VM's be able to migrate to Nutanix.
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Just to recap I need to pass -x2apic to kvm when solaris vm's are booted.

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