Hyper-V Linux Integration Services now (unofficially) available as Debian package

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, November 8th, 2010   |  

Yusuf Ozturk has released a Debian package which provides Linux Integration Services for the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor.

The integration services are provides as a Debian 2.6.36 kernel upgrade and provide unofficial support for synthetic Ethernet and for 4 virtual CPUs.

Linux Integration Services are not officially available for Debian, and Microsoft doesn’t support it. But because Microsoft open sourced the Linux Integration Services drivers in July 2009, the community has the ability to extend the LIS to other distributions, like Debian in this case.

Currently Microsoft only supports the following Linux distributions:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 3 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2, 5.3 , 5.4 and 5.5 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)

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