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Microsoft has released version 3.1. of the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V. Linux Integration Services are a set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. The supported operating systems for 3.1 are Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 and 6.1 x86 and x64 (Up to 4 vCPU) and [...]
Leaked Windows 8 builds revealed one new feature: Hyper-V 3.0! Hyper-V 3.0 for Windows 8 will be installed via Control panel, offering a dozen new features.
As a part of its interoperability efforts, Microsoft announced it will add support for the CentOS on Hyper-V. CentOS, operating system used mostly in hosting environment, will now be supported by Microsoft and integration components will be available for the installation. As I know, so far hosting companies have been using virtualized CentOS, but probably [...]
How Do I: Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit to identify servers suitable for virtualization with Hyper-V?Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Here is one more useful video from TechNet. Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit is a valuable resource which can help you identify server suitable for virtualization with Hyper-V, and this video shows you how to do it. It’s very short (06:20 minutes), so it shouldn’t be a problem to watch it .
Have you ever start thinking about how it’s possible to have something like Dynamic Memory? For me, it was a “shock” to see memory available to virtual machine goes up and down constantly. I was wondering how something like that is possible, and here is a basic description of the process. First of all, it [...]
Memory is the key factor to the number of running virtual machines. In 99% cases, you will run out of your memory and won’t be able to start a new virtual machine. In 1% cases, you will have no more disk space (that happens to me from time to time ). Virtualization helps your organization [...]
With Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 getting ready to RTM, system administrators should pay attention to one more thing. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory, the biggest feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, enables system administrators to oversubscribe (not overcommit) their RAM. It works great, but you could face some problems with a Hyper-V host.
I’m sure many of you already know that Dynamic Memory feature will be added into Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. With this feature, it will be possible for administrators to provide a range of RAM to a virtual machine. Hyper-V will then dynamically provide RAM to a virtual machine, based on virtual machine needs. This [...]
Microsoft just announced the availability of the beta version of Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V (version 2.1). In addition to the existing features (networking, storage, and fastpath boot), the 2.1 release adds the following: SMP support for Linux workloads Linux virtual machines running on Hyper-V will be able to use up to 4 virtual [...]
Here is a official statement from Microsoft: When we first released Hyper-V, support for Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server was a shock to many customers. However, we’ve seen many customers in mixed environments virtualize SUSE Linux alongside their Windows virtual machines. We’ve received many requests for additional Linux distributions, and we worked closely with [...]« Previous Entries