Microsoft claims that Linux guests running on Hyper-V are fully supported -- find out what really happens when a customer tries to get help with a SLES VM.
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Microsoft has broken through numerous technological barriers, enabling Windows/Hyper-V to directly execute Linux applications.
Even with the recent move of offering open source (GPL2) Linux integration components (drivers), Linux guests fall quite short of being first-class virtual citizens on Hyper-V.
It is very difficult to cleanly shut down a Linux VM on Hyper-V if it is configured for HA. This is because there is no orderly guest shutdown feature in the integration components.
I have given some coverage recently to Linux guest operating system support on Hyper-V, especially the incredible announcement last month of mouse support for Linux guests! Just when you thought it could not get any better, the Microsoft Virtualization gang surprised us again this month. No, it’s still not orderly guest shutdown support, or OS […]
The Citrix/Microsoft partnership continues to bear fruit. Just yesterday they announced an awesome new capability for Linux virtual machines running on Hyper-V. Have you heard? No, it’s not P2V and it’s not guest customization. No, it’s not orderly guest shutdown. It’s not time sync either. You must have seen it — the news is everywhere! […]
Hyper-V Linux guests (SUSE) do not yet have integration components or customization capabilities. Nor can you P2V a Linux system to Hyper-V.
Although SLES 10 is supposedly supported by SCVMM 2008, administrators must look elsewhere for a Linux guest customization solution.