Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

**Update: This feature is now generally available. Please see our latest blog post to learn more** Whether you’re a developer or an IT admin, virtual machines are familiar tools that allow users to run entirely separate operating system instances on a host. And despite being a separate OS, we feel there’s a great importance in… 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

Discrete Device Assignment — Guests and Linux

In my previous three posts, I outlined a new feature in Windows Server 2016 TP4 called Discrete Device Assignment. This post talks about support for Linux guest VMs, and it’s more of a description of my personal journey rather than a straight feature description. If it were just a description, I could do that in… Read more

VMWare figures out that virtualization is an OS feature

Every now and again, we like to use this forum to provide commentary and context on happenings in the industry. Today’s news from Waltham, Mass. and Palo Alto, Calif. is a good example. On the one hand, there’s a Microsoft competitor. On the other hand, there’s a Microsoft partner (see today’s joint webcast). And if… Read more

Linux Integration Services v2.1 Release Candidate Now Available

In March, we had announced the beta release of the Linux Integration Services for Microsoft Hyper-V, which added support for SMP-based virtual machines, timesync, and integrated shutdown. Today we’re announcing the release candidate (RC) version of the integration services. In addition to the features that were present in the beta release, the following features have… Read more