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Beta Linux Integration Services Available.. Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) Support

Microsoft announces the availability of the beta release of the Linux Integration Services v2.1. This new version includes new functionality, including timesync, integrated shutdown, and SMP support.

When installed on a virtual machine that is running a supported Linux operating system, the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V provide the following functionality:

  • Driver support for synthetic devices: The Linux Integration Services support the synthetic network controller and the synthetic storage controller that were developed specifically for Hyper-V.
  • Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now take advantage of the block Virtualization Service Client (VSC) to provide enhanced performance.
  • NEW: Timesync: The clock inside the virtual machine will now remain synchronized with the clock on the host.
  • NEW: Integrated Shutdown: Virtual machines running Linux can now be shut down from either the Hyper-V Manager or the VMConnect application using the “Shut Down” command.
  • NEW: Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) Support: Supported Linux distributions can now properly use up to 4 virtual processors (VP) per virtual machine.

It is officially supported for the following versions of Linux:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 x86 and x64
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 will no longer be supported by Novell as of April 12, 2010. Novell recommends that users migrate to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x86 and x64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4 x86 and x64

This release is currently available on Connect (http://connect.microsoft.com) under the “Linux Integration Services for Microsoft Hyper-V” connection (which you can go and sign up for right now).

This is a beta release. To use the previously released version, download them from this link.

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