Ubuntu 12.04 has Hyper-V support Built-in

The latest release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support) code named Precise Pangolin from Canonical has many new features as in with any new release improving stability and speed. The interesting addition that will excite Microsoft shops and fans is built in support for Hyper-V eliminating the need to install Microsoft Linux Integration Components inside Ubuntu 12.04 when deployed as a VM

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As you can see in the above screenshots the kernel version is 3.2 which has Hyper-V IC modules and detects all Hyper-V synthetic devices like NIC, SCSI storage, has mouse integration and supports multiple vCPUs out of the box.

Hope to see other Linux distributions do the same soon.

Useful links

Click here to know more about Ubuntu new release and download links

Ubuntu home page

Click here to download 32 bit Desktop ISO image (701 MB)

Click here to download 64 bit Desktop ISO image (698 MB)

Click here for my earlier post on Linux IC and Hyper-V

Click here to know more about Pangolin

Note: Cross posted from Experience – Inspire – Contribute.
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One thought on “Ubuntu 12.04 has Hyper-V support Built-in

  1. It looks like they are the Hyper-V 3.1 integration components. Any idea how to install the latest 3.2 integration components from 12/1/2011?

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