Enterprise Linux Log

Aug 12 2010   9:40PM GMT

Hyper-V Linux Integration Services 2.1 a boost for heterogeneous environments

Ryan Arsenault Ryan Arsenault Profile: Ryan Arsenault

Announced recently, Microsoft’s Hyper-V Linux Integration Services v. 2.1 enables those using the Hyper-V virtualization platform to integrate it with Linux for support in that area – in essence, data centers with multiple operating systems deployed can take advantage of Hyper-V to provide support for all of the OSes. 


Some of the new features include drive support for synthetic devices; Heartbeat, a feature that allows the host to detect whether the guest is running/responsive; enhanced boot support; and a feature which allows Linux distributions to use up to four virtual processors per virtual machine. 

V 2.1 supports the following Linux distros: SUSE Linux 10 SP3, SUSE Linux 11, and RHEL versions 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.  The above hyperlink will bring you to the download page for the software, which is available now.

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