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Installing Windows 10 Under the bhyve Hypervisor.

This October 2016 will be a special month for FreeBSD virtualization. Not only will the most recent release of FreeBSD be ready, but it will have been a year since UEFI booting in bhyve was announced via the FreeBSD-Virtualization Mailing List. At the time, bhyve did not have the ability to allow for any type of graphical console, outside of something run on the guest OS like RDP, VNC, or SPICE. Instead, bhyve used a serial console as a...

X11 Forwarding with Kali Linux and bhyve

There's a common saying in any technical field, "Use the right tool for the job." For common information security tasks, many use the toolbox known as Kali Linux. Kali has many different tools for many different tasks, many of which aren't just for information security. Personally, since I use FreeBSD on my laptop, I use Kali as my "goto" Linux OS for when FreeBSD just doesn't cut it, like when there is a tool...

Parting Words From Your Server Colocation Monkey

Today marks the end of an exciting chapter in my life; today is my last day being a colocation monkey for some of you. What's a colocation monkey you ask? It's a name for the the datacenter technician who puts their greasy hands all over your gear you put in our datacenter. For the past year and a half I've rebooted your servers, moved your KVM's, troubleshot your network issues, and swapped your precious hard...

Running Windows under FreeBSD's bhyve.

As I wrote about in the past, Windows support was coming to the FreeBSD hypervisor bhyve. Support officially came with FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT r288524 when it was announced via the FreeBSD Virtualization mailing list. Shortly after, Windows Diplomat Michael Dexter wrote a great how-to on the FreeBSD Wiki to get Windows up and going under bhyve. The secret sauce to getting Windows running under bhyve is the new UEFI...

Bhyve and ZFS on HardenedBSD.

Early in the spring of 2015, I started playing with two things: HardenedBSD and bhyve. HardenedBSD is a cool "fork" of the FreeBSD operating system utilizing various operating system hardening methods including address space layout randomization, procfs work, and more including a neat little tool to wrap it all up, called secadm. Bhyve is a FreeBSD native hypervisor, which is a big fancy way of saying FreeBSD wants...

Leibniz.

Even though an exact value of pi may never be found, there are many ways you can try and approximate it. One way is to simply draw a circle as perfectly as you can, then divide the circumference by the diameter, pi = C/d, while using the best precision available to you. There is a neat visualization of this on the pi wikipedia entry. The better the precision you use in your...

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