If you are not aware, Microsoft supports running Linux on Hyper-V platform, though at this time only SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 is supported.
Microsoft has recently got into an agreement with Red Hat and working with Red Hat Hardware Certification program and Red Hat is joining the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP), Once Hyper-V is a validated platform under the certification program, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will be a supported guest on Hyper-V.
All those customers who are running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and Windows Server 2008 RTM can download the Integration Components for Linux from Microsoft download page.
The Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V provide the following functionality:
And if you are evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 with Linux VMs, you can download the Integration Components for Linux Beta from the Microsoft Connect site.
Its great to see Hyper-V evolving as a Virtualization platform for where customer has choice of running the OS of their choice, I know its just the beginning and much more to come..
Let me know what you think..
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