Installation of FreeBSD 10.0 on ConoHa VPS

Posted by on March 27, 2014 in FreeBSD, Tech

Installation of FreeBSD 10.0 on ConoHa VPS

I installed FreeBSD 10.0 on my ConoHa VPS. Fortunately, ConoHa prepared a FreeBSD 10.0 image to make installation easy.

In this installation, I enabled virtio and Root-on-ZFS. ConoHa allows us to use virtio by default. Automatic Root-on-ZFS is one of the features of FreeBSD 10.0. Before 10.0, we had troubles in setting Root-on-ZFS.

Now, several results for commands/experiments are shown below.

Benchmark for virtio

Notice: there is no result when virtio is disabled.

OK, good result is shown.
ConoHa’s disk I/O speed is near to Sakura’s one.
cf. さくらVPSにFreeBSD 9.0R を入れて virtio化したらディスク爆速すぎワロタ! – 俺の日記

Details of file system


If you choose "ZFS Automatic Root-on-ZFS (Experimental)" in a partitioning section, your file system will be like as below.


It is easy to install FreeBSD on ConoHa and enable virtio. Additionally, Root-on-ZFS works well. Further details will be written in other articles.