Today we already support running SUSE Linux on our Hyper-V platform but some customers asked us for more. They wanted to have support for Red Hat as well, now for all these customers we have some good news. Microsoft and Red Hat recently signed agreements to test and validate our server operating systems running on each other’s hypervisors. Customers with valid support agreements will be able to run these validated configurations and receive joint technical support for running Windows Server on Red Hat Enterprise virtualization, and for running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Hyper-V Server 2008. You can see Red Hat’s news release here, and watch a public webcast discussing this news.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux SVVP completion is planned for calendar H2 2009.
Microsoft currently plans to validate Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as a guest on Windows Server Hyper-V. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (all editions) and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 will now support uni-processor virtual machines running:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 (x86)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 (x64)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (x86)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (x64)
Read the Port25 blogpost for more information about this announcement.