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Rob Waggoner
 

I just got an email asking for some help on a few questions around Hyper-V.  Since I had to look in a couple of places to get the complete answer, I thought I would share my results.

  • Is there any support for Linux?

Yes we do provide support for the following Linux distributions:

Here is the URL that lists the SUSE and Red Hat (5.2, 5.3, 5.4, & 5.5) support:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-supported-guest-os.aspx

· SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 3 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)

· SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)

· Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2, 5.3 , 5.4 and 5.5 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)

We also released drivers for Red Hat (6.0 & 6.1) and CentOS (6.0) here.

Take note that the drivers for Red Hat (6.0 & 6.0) and CentOS do not apply to the SUSE and Red Hat (5.2, 5.3, 5.4, & 5.5) installations, keep using your current drivers.

  • What are the processor restrictions for Live Migration?  Just AMD-AMD and Intel-Intel?

Just AMD to AMD or Intel to Intel. 

I posted two blogs on this topic. 

This first one shows the error message you receive when you try to Live Migrate from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2010/02/14/part-14-live-migration-doesn-t-work-from-an-intel-to-amd-cpu-or-amd-to-intel.aspx

This second post is a video that shows how to configure your VMs to Live Migrate between different processor versions within the same manufacturer.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2010/02/15/hyper-v-live-migration-between-processor-generations.aspx

until next time,

Rob