Microsoft to start Virtual Machines Additions for Linux beta program

Users connecting to the Microsoft Connect site, the repository of beta programs replacing the old Betaplace, and checking available programs will see a new beta available for enrollment since end of March: Virtual Machine Additions for Linux.

As reported:

Virtual Machine Additions for Linux can be installed in qualified Linux operating systems when running as guests in Virtual Server 2005 R2.

Supported operating systems actually are:

  • Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • Novell’s SuSE Linux 9.2
  • Novell’s SuSE Linux 9.3
  • Novell’s SuSE Linux 10.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (update 6)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (update 6)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Linux 7.3
  • Red Hat Linux 9.0

Check the related Knowledge Base article for updates.

Microsoft states that customers who report interoperability issues with Linux guests or virtual machine add-ins will be routed to a team that is specially trained to troubleshoot issues related to Linux guests within Virtual Server 2005 R2.