The RC2 release of the Linux IC’s for Hyper-V have been released.  With this release, support for the following guest operating systems has been added:

· Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.2, x86/x64)

· Red Hat Enterprise Linux (5.3, x86/x64)

· SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86/x64)

Having support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, one of the leaders in server-based Linux deployments, is significant. We’ve been working with Red Hat on the certification process to ensure support for Red Hat on Hyper-V.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 is the latest version of the award-winning distribution, which includes advances in Green Computing and increased performance for interop with .NET applications.

The integration components support the following virtualization platforms:

· Windows Server® 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (x64 only)

· Microsoft® Hyper-V Server 2008

· Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V RC (Build 7100) Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (x64 only)

· Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RC (Build 7100)

Having a single set of integration components supporting both releases of Hyper-V provides an easier administration and management experience for Hyper-V admins.

Customers can obtain the Linux IC’s via access to the Microsoft Connect program: https://connect.microsoft.com/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=1863&pageType=1&SiteID=495