Linux Integration Components for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Daniel asked about the Linux integration components for Hyper-V. They’ve now reached RC2 status, according to Mike Sterling, and are available from

Hang on – did you say RC2?


Due to customer feedback from the beta version, we added a couple of additional features.



·         Mouse Support: Support for the synthetic mouse device has been added in beta. This new mouse support allows the mouse to move in and out of the window without having to use the CTRL-ALT-LEFTARROW key command to break out.

·         Fastpath Boot Support: Support for faster single disk configurations has been added to the RC2 release. Boot devices now take advantage of the storage VSC to provide enhanced performance.

We’ve reached RTM on the hypercall adapter, Linux implementation of VMBus, and the network and storage VSC.




UPDATE (July 8, 2008) – Vacations slowed my response to the comments. The Linux ICs were taken down so that folks could review the licensing one more time. Licensing is tricky when open source and proprietary software are packaged. I’m trying to get an ETA and will update this post when I know a date.