Linux Integration Services download Version 4.1.2

We are pleased to announce the availability of Linux Integration Services (LIS) 4.1.2. This point release of the LIS download expands supported releases to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Oracle Linux with Red Hat Compatible Kernel 6.8. This release also includes upstream bug fixes and performance improvements not included in previous LIS downloads. See… Read more

Which Linux Integration Services should I use in my Linux VMs?

Overview If you run Linux guest VMs on Hyper-V, you may wonder about how to get the “best” Linux Integration Services (LIS) for your Linux distribution and usage scenario.  Getting the “best” is a bit nuanced, so this blog post gives a detailed explanation to enable you to make the right choice for your situation…. Read more

Windows NAT (WinNAT) — Capabilities and limitations

Author: Jason Messer   How many devices (e.g. laptops, smart phones, tablets, DVRs, etc.) do you have at home which connect to the internet? Each of these devices probably has an IP address assigned to it, but did you know that that the public internet actually only sees one IP address for all of these… Read more

What Happened to the “NAT” VMSwitch?

Author: Jason Messer Beginning in Windows Server Technical Preview 3, our users noticed a new Hyper-V Virtual Switch Type – “NAT” – which was introduced to simplify the process of connecting Windows containers to the host using a private network. This allowed network traffic sent to the host to be redirected to individual containers running… Read more

Windows Container Networking

Actual Author:  Jason Messer All of the technical documentation corresponding to this post is available here. There is a lot excitement and energy around the introduction of Windows containers and Microsoft’s partnership with Docker. For Windows Server Technical Preview 5, we invested heavily in the container network stack to better align with the Docker management… Read more

//build 2016 Container Announcements: Hyper-V Containers and Windows 10 and PowerShell For Docker!

4/26 – Quick update to this post, the GitHub repo for the new PowerShell module for Docker is now public.  (https://github.com/Microsoft/Docker-PowerShell/)   //Build/ will always be a special place for Windows containers, this was the stage where last year we first showed the world a Windows Server Container.  So it’s fitting that back home at… Read more

Linux Integration Services 4.1

We are pleased to announce the availability of Linux Integration Services (LIS) 4.1. This new release expands supported releases to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Oracle Linux with Red Hat Compatible Kernel 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 7.2. In addition to the latest bug fixes and performance improvements for Linux guests running on Hyper-V this… Read more

Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (3 of 3)

Author: Dexuan Cui Link to Part 2: Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V Link to Part 1: Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V Background This blog post is the third in a series of three that walks through setting up Linux operating system clusters on Hyper-V.  The walk-through uses Red Hat Cluster… Read more

Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (2 of 3)

Author: Dexuan Cui Link to Part 1 Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V Background This blog post is the second in a series of three that walks through setting up Linux operating system clusters on Hyper-V.  The walk-through uses Red Hat Cluster Suite (RHCS) as the clustering storage and Hyper-V’s Shared VDHX as the shared… Read more

Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (1 of 3)

Author: Dexuan Cui Background When Linux is running on physical hardware, multiple computers may be configured in a Linux operating system cluster to provide high availability and load balancing in case of a hardware failure.  Different clustering packages are available for different Linux distros, but for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS, Red Hat Cluster… Read more