Yusuf Ozturk, the guy who developed the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V Debian Package just released a new tool called: Unattended Linux VM Configuration Tool for Hyper-V. The tool which is provided as a Windows PowerShell module is able to create Linux Virtual Machines on a Hyper-V host is able to modify VM templates or clean installed Linux VMs, supporting Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Red Hat and Suse Linux, with automatic Linux integration components installation. If you create a source Linux VM, you are able to clone it and change the information via Set-LinuxVM command.
The module can be executed on a Hyper-V host directly, no System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) environment is needed, but SCVMM is supported as target.
The tool provides the following functionality:
- Unattended IP, Hostname and DNS configuration for Linux VMs.
- Automatic Linux integration components installation.
- Multi Distro Support: Debian, Ubuntu, Centos, Fedora, Redhat and Suse!
- Automatic CPanel installation for Redhat and Centos
- Linux VM Template support (Use Skip for EnableLIC switch)
- Hyper-V support! You don’t need SCVMM to use this script.
- Multiple Hyper-V and SCVMM host support.
- Automatic Emulated NIC to Synthetic NIC support.
- No need to internet connection (SSH access etc.) or additional changes on VM.
- Custom Answer File support, so you can execute your own scripts.