Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host


 


The final list of supported operating systems for VMs under Hyper-V RTM is now documented in KB954958.


Server:


Supported server operating systems



  • Windows Server 2008, x64-based editions
Note Virtual machines are configured to use one, two, or four virtual processors.

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard

  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

  • Windows HPC Server 2008

  • Windows Web Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V

  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008, x86-based editions
Note Virtual machines are configured to use one, two, or four virtual processors.

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86 Edition)

  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86 Edition)

  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (x86 Edition)

  • Windows Web Server 2008 (x86 Edition)

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V (x86 Edition)

  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V (x86 Edition)

  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V (x86 Edition)

Windows Server 2003, x86-based editions
Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x86 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x86 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x86 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x86 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x86 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x86 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 Web Edition with Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2003, x64-based editions
Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Note Virtual machines are configured to use one virtual processor.

  • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4

  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 4

Linux distributions
Note Virtual machines are configured to use one virtual processor.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2 x86 Edition

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2 x64 Edition

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 1 x86 Edition

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 1 x64 Edition

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