I was just catching up on some RSS feeds and came across this post from the Microsoft Virtualization team. As of October 7th 2009 Microsoft and Red Hat will support each others OS on their respective virtualization platforms.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 have passed cert tests when running on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. See more at RedHat’s certified hardware site.
- Windows Server 2003/ Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2 are validated to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, using their KVM-based hypervisor. See more at Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program site.
So no whether you are running Windows on Red Hat or Red Hat on Windows you are supported. Great news but that’s not all. Running an OS is one thing but what about application and management support?
The KB article outlining applications supported in a virtual environment was updated and can be found here.
Also System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 has been released and supports monitoring of the following operating systems:
- HP-UX 11i v2 and v3 (PA-RISC and IA64)
- Sun Solaris 8 and 9 (SPARC) and Solaris 10 (SPARC and x86)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86/x64) and 5 (x86/x64) Server
- Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86) and 10 SP1 (x86/x64)
- IBM AIX v5.3 and v6.1 (POWER)
Great news all around!