Virtual PC Guy just announced availability of Linux integration components for Hyper-V. If you use Hyper-V, and you have linux virtual machines, you will want to install integration components for Linux on Hyper-V because with them you can have more control of your linux virtual machines and you can easily manage them.
When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide:
- Driver support for synthetic devices: The Linux integration components include support for both the synthetic network controller and synthetic storage controller that have been developed specifically for Hyper-V. These components take advantage of the new high-speed bus, VMBus, which was developed for Hyper-V.
- Hypercall adapter: The Hypercall adapter is a thin layer of software that translates the Xen-specific virtualization function calls from a Xen-enabled Linux kernel to Microsoft Hyper-V hypercalls. This results in improved performance for the Linux virtual machine.
- Fastpath Boot Support: Boot devices now take advantage of the storage VSC to provide enhanced performance.
If you want to download Linux integration components for Hyper-V, Linux integration components download page is here.