Linux Guest System Support under Hyper-V
Microsoft supports the operation of Linux and FreeBSD virtual machines under Hyper-V and develops the Linux Integration Services for Microsoft Hyper-V (licensed under the GPL V2). This article shows which Linux distributions and FreeBSD versions are supported to run as virtual machines on Hyper-V.
Supported Linux Distributions und FreeBSD Versions
|Linux Distribution / FreeBSD Version||Support||Detailed information at technet.microsoft.com|
|CentOS / RHEL||starting version 5.5/6.0 (built-in starting version 5.9/6.4)||CentOS and RHEL VMs on Hyper-V|
|Debian||starting version 7.0 (built-in)||Debian VMs on Hyper-V|
|Oracle Linux||starting version 6.4 (built-in)||Oracle Linux VMs on Hyper-V|
|SUSE||starting version SLES 11 / OpenSUSE 12.3 (built-in)||SUSE VMs on Hyper-V|
|Ubuntu||starting version 12.04 (built-in)||Ubuntu VMs on Hyper-V|
|FreeBSD||starting version 8.4 (built-in starting version 10.0)||FreeBSD VMs on Hyper-V|
- Linux Integration Services for Microsoft Hyper-V (github.com)
Author: Werner Fischer
Werner Fischer, working in the Web Operations & Knowledge Transfer team at Thomas-Krenn, completed his studies of Computer and Media Security at FH Hagenberg in Austria. He is a regular speaker at many conferences like LinuxTag, OSMC, OSDC, LinuxCon, and author for various IT magazines. In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and training for a good result at the annual Linz marathon relay.