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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…