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Linux IC for Hyper-V v2.1 out of Beta


Finally saw the light of the integration components of Hyper-V for Linux-systems. This news will delight those administrators under whose strict guidance there are heterogeneous infrastructures operating in a virtual environment. This release adds the promised beta functionality and makes working with virtual Linux-systems even more convenient.

This release will also be remembered for the fact that it is a kind of gift from our “virtual team” on the international day of the system administrator. Our hypervisors have supported corporate Linux systems since the Virtual Server era, and will support them in the future, constantly improving the efficiency of collaboration.

From the innovations in version 2.1:
- Drivers for synthetic devices : Integration components received improved support for the synthetic network adapter and synthetic disk subsystem.
- Fastpath boot support for Hyper-V : A bootdisk uses the Virtualization Service Client (VSC) to speed up booting, thanks to direct interaction with VMBus.
- Time synchronization : The synchronization of the virtual machine clock with the hypervisor clock is organized.
- Integrated Shutdown : Linux virtual machines can be "properly" shut down using Hyper-V Manager or System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
- Symmetric multiprocessing support: Supported Linux distributions can use up to 4 virtual processors in one virtual machine ...
- Heartbeat : Allows the hypervisor to monitor the status and activity of the guest Linux system.
- Plug-in time source : A plug-in clock that allows you to synchronize time in a virtual machine more correctly.
Traditionally, all features are guaranteed when using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2-5.6 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from 10 SP3 to 11

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Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/100627/

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