Windows Server Hyper-V is now a hypervisor for FreeBSD

As noted on the Openness@Microsoft blog this morning by Anandeep Pannu, Senior Program Manager for the Open Source Technical Center: Today, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix are excited to announce the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V. This collaboration, announced at BSDCAN 2012, will help more customers adopt virtualization and move toward cloud…

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FreeBSD to run as a first-class guest on Windows Server Hyper-V

Today, at BSDCan 2012, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced upcoming native support for FreeBSD support on Windows Server Hyper-V. This move continues our commitment to extend support across platforms to the Windows Server Hyper-V solution, making it easier for more customers to realize the benefits of server virtualization and more easily adopt cloud computing….

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Expanding Interoperability to Community Linux

Microsoft announced today that, with immediate effect, it will support Windows Server2008 R2 Hyper-V running CentOS, a popular Linux distribution for hosters. “This development enables our hosting partners to consolidate their mixed Windows and Linux infrastructure on Windows Server Hyper-V; reducing cost and complexity, while betting on an enterprise class virtualization platform. I want to thank…

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A Linux Infrastructure Manager’s Take on Hyper-V

by Peter Galli on August 09, 2010 12:15pm As Microsoft continues to broaden and extend its virtualization offerings, I’d like to share with you an email that Gordon McDowall, a Linux Infrastructure manager for Fasthosts Internet Limited, shared with us about his experience with Hyper-V: Hi, my name is Gordon McDowall, I am a Linux…

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Linux Integration Services Version 2.1 Released

by Peter Galli on July 29, 2010 05:02pm Microsoft hit another milestone today in providing a comprehensive virtualization platform to its customers with the release of the Hyper-V Linux Integration Services for Linux Version 2.1. The news was announced on Microsoft’s Virtualization Team Blog, and you can read the full post here. The drivers can…

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More Improvements to the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V

by Brett Shoemaker on March 31, 2010 10:01am As you probably know, Microsoft submitted source code for the Hyper-V Linux Integration Services to the Linux Kernel Community last July to provide the integration that customers were looking for with Hyper-V. The Integration Services (ISs) are now part of the Linux kernel (as of 2.6.32), and…

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Another Great Step Forward for Hyper-V, Red Hat Certification

by hjanssen on October 07, 2009 12:06pm Hello again! It has been a pretty busy couple of months for us, and I wanted to give you an update on what we’ve been doing. We just completed the first step in another major milestone for Hyper-V. As you can read from Mike Neil’s Blog, Microsoft and…

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Virtualizing Free Linux Distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2

by Peter Galli on August 10, 2009 07:00pm Jason Perlow, a columnist over at ZDNet, has written a comprehensive review on virtualizing free Linux distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2. In his Tech Broiler column, Perlow notes that the updated Hyper-V bare-metal hypervisor virtualization layer in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2, which is due…

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