Information and announcements from Program Managers, Product Managers, Developers and Testers in the Microsoft Virtualization team.
We are pleased to announce the release of Linux Integration Services version (LIS) 3.5. As part of this release not only have we included several awesome features much desired by our customers but we have also expanded our distribution support to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.6. This release is another significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to provide great support for open source software on Microsoft virtualization platforms. The following paragraphs provide a brief overview of what is being delivered as part of this release.
The LIS binaries are available as RPM installables in an ISO file which can be downloaded from the following link on technet:
As always, a ReadMe file has also been provided to provide information on installation procedure, feature set and known issues.
In the true spirit of open source development, we now also have a github repository hosted at the following link:
All code has been released under the GNU Public License v2. We hope that many of you will use it for your custom development and extension.
Supported Linux Distributions and Windows Server Releases
LIS 3.5 supports the following guest operating systems:
All of the above distributions are supported on the following Windows Server releases:
The LIS 3.5 release brings much coveted features such as dynamic memory and live virtual machine backup to older RHEL releases. The check marks in the table below indicate the features that have been implemented in LIS 3.5. For comparative purposes we also provide the feature set of LIS 3.4 so that our customers can decide if they need to upgrade the current version of their LIS drivers. More details on individual features can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn531031.aspx .
√ - Feature available
(blank) - Feature not available
2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2
VLAN tagging and trunking
Static IP Injection
2012 R2, 2012
√ Note 1
Virtual Fibre Channel
√ Note 2
Live virtual machine backup
√ Note 3, 4
Configuration of MMIO gap
Dynamic Memory – Hot Add
Dynamic Memory – Ballooning
√ Note 5
Hyper-V Specific Video device
PAE Kernel Support
Customer can provide feedback through Linux Integration Services for Microsoft Hyper-V forum located at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-us/home?forum=linuxintegrationservices
We are eager to listen to your experiences and any issues that you may face while using LIS 3.5. We hope that this release helps you maximize your investment in Hyper-V and Windows Server.
- Abhishek Gupta
What about SUSE?
Hi Anonymous, What version of SUSE are you interested in. Most of these features already exist in SLES 11 SP3. If you can let us know the exact SUSE version and the features you want then I can add that to our roadmap. In the mean time you may also refer the following page for more information:
Please let me know how I may help further.
PM, Linux Integration Services
Why target a release that is three years old? RHEL 5.6 was release in January 2011, I had to double check the date on this post and it is January 2014...
this is very good. But how I can do OS customization of the Linux VM, such as how to insert IP address to the OS without logging in to the OS?
Hi Sunil, You can use the Set IP injection feature to insert an IP address in to the Linux virtual machine. In order for that to work you must ensure that the Hyper-V KVP driver and daemon are running inside the Linux virtual machine. You can seek more support on the following forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-us/home?forum=linuxintegrationservices
Great, but will there be proper debian support?
We want Debian......
Debian v.6 or 7.
When the support of Debian 7?
Does 3.5 version is supposed to fixed that wired behavior? (http://serverfault.com/questions/563123/error-502-random-ssl-library-error-336151568-error14094410). I'm using SLES 11SP2 and searching for workaround.
Hello!!I have a CentOS 6.3 VM with IC 3.5. I've configured LUN 0 and the HBA is not shown on the VM.Does anybody knows about any tutorial? What am I doing wrong? :SThaks