FreeBSD contributor Michael Chiu recently gave an exciting talk about bhyve and FreeBSD at EuroBSDcon 2019, which was held in Lillehammer Norway. In this talk he focuses on how to utilize hardware accelerated graphics in a bhyve virtual machine guest, through a GPU passthrough trick he discovered. Check out the presentation below.
Bhyve guests with hardware accelerated graphics
FreeBSD is not only a great platform for server, it is also a brilliant choice for workstation and desktop. However, there’re still a lot of applications that are not *BSD aware. The solution is Bhyve, the BSD Hypervisor which allows you to run these applications in virtual machines on top of FreeBSD. You also want these fancy, graphically intensive desktop applications to run smooth! Therefore a Smart BSD user like you automatically think about GPU passthrough…. and you quickly realise it’s not support as listed in the bhyve Wiki.
*Or is it? *