PCI passthru now working for OpenBSD guests in FreeBSD bhyve

From: Anatoli <me_at_anatoli.ws>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 08:22:19 -0300
Hi All,

Just FYI, after years of PCI passthru* not working for OpenBSD guests in FreeBSD
bhyve due to 2 bugs, a week ago the fixes were made available in FreeBSD

Now it's possible to use an OpenBSD guest as a main firewall for a FreeBSD host,
OpenBSD guest taking full control of the internet-connected NIC, isolating this
way the host and other guests from unrestricted network flow.

The details were recently published in the FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report -
Second Quarter 2020: [1].


* PCI devices passthru is a technique to pass host PCI devices to a virtual
machine for its exclusive control and use. 

[1] https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-04-2020-06.html#PCI-passthrough-with-bhyve-on-Intel-and-for-OpenBSD-guests
Received on Sat Jul 18 2020 - 09:22:31 UTC

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