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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($1500)
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 08:48:34 am »
Please dont lower the bounty - I raised it with 900 to 1500.

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($1500)
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 08:52:28 am »
Dont lower the bounty on the thread - its 1500

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($1500)
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 12:57:37 pm »
Dont lower the bounty on the thread - its 1500

I didn't, no one did.  Relax. ;)

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2012, 07:26:08 pm »
deltaend,

I hope you won't find this as intruding, but if you haven't found someone that can program the Hyper-V Synthetic NIC. I would be willing to match your offering for whomever able to build it.

We are having some strange problems with the Legacy NIC using FreeBSD on our Hyper-V nodes and would like to be able to use the Synthetic NIC.
 

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2012, 07:28:08 pm »
Sounds great!

Bounty is now $2100
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 09:33:50 pm by deltaend »

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2012, 10:30:30 pm »
Mikhug, please sound off so I can confirm that you are still interested in adding $900 to our total.  We have a programmer who might be interested in the project.

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2012, 10:41:58 pm »
Deltaend & Mikehug

Can you please shoot me an email to timt at sharktech.net so we can co-ordinate our efforts? I've had someone reach out to me as well probably the same individual but would be better if we all handle this together so we can set the standards of what we are looking for.

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2012, 11:54:23 am »
this would be so awesome.  i hope it gets made.

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 02:48:51 pm »
In an effort to organize this so that it is more official, I applied to kickstarter for a project on this.  Hopefully by the end of this week it gets approved and everyone can contribute.  I will post the link here when it gets approved.

Hopefully we can raise more money than we need so we can pay for additional support for Hyper-V such as i386 support, TimeSync, Storage drivers, etc...


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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2012, 04:19:38 pm »
Per the link you specified, it will initially support FreeBSD 8.2 and 8.3 sometime early summer.

Per http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_and_FreeBSD_Versions, 2.0.1 is based on 8.1. So this would initially only help the upcoming pfSense 2.1 (with IPv6 support), which is based on 8.3, and assuming that these drivers make it into the 2.1 release (the bounty could be put towards motivating programmers to include the necessary support along with 2.1 or shortly after or as an installable package).

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2012, 03:44:31 pm »
Well, if this is the case, no need for my KickStarter project... also no need to move ahead with getting something coded until we find out if the drivers will be fully compatible or not.  For the moment, I think we could consider this bounty suspended until such a time as we can evaluate pfSense with the new driver pack.

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Re: Hyper-V Synthetic Network Drivers ($600)
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2012, 10:41:40 pm »
Definitely glad to see Microsoft, NetApp and Citrix stepping up on this. Once they make that available, we'll need to look at incorporating it and keeping hyper-v a first class citizen. We'll need the funding at that point to get a server to run hyper-v long term (if someone would like to contribute something, donations welcome), and to put developer time towards integrating the patches, testing, etc. Virtually all development comes from people on our payroll and we have to have some way to meet that payroll. Once we get to that point, I'll follow up on this thread to see what we can put together.
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