Recently I upgraded the hardware of my loyal FreeBSD server from an old Pentium to the new Skylake architecture. The hardware upgrade was necessary to support multiple virtual machines using the new bhyve hypervisor available with FreeBSD 10. I sucessfully installed Debian Linux on a virtual machine using the vm-bhyve port.Continue reading "Linux guest on bhyve fails to shut down"
I have a couple of VirtualBox VMs on my Mac. Most of them are running different flavors of Linux to be able to quickly test something on a certain distribution. Recently I found that on one machine the mouse pointer for the Xorg based desktop stopped responding. Everything else seemed normal, just the mouse pointer would not move a single pixel.Continue reading "Fixing Xorg Mouse in VirtualBox"
Some of my web projects are hosted in a virtualized environment using the Parallels Server Bare Metal hypervisor platform. The server (running Debian Squeeze) generates intermittent syslog entries for the e1000 interface:Continue reading "e1000_clean_tx_irq: Detected Tx Unit Hang"