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Edge Show 87 Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V

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In this episode, Rick interviews Abhishek Gupta - a program manager in Microsoft Open Source Technology Center who works on the Linux Integration Services team. He goes through the new release functionality, availability for various distributions as well as previewing the new Generation 2 VM capabilities for Linux Guests. Some great reference information as well as demos showing off Linux Integration Services 3.5 goodness.  


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  • it seems like Ubuntu 10.04 is broken under hyper-v 2012 r2 it worked under 2008

    network card does not see to work at all


  • Vern MurphyVern Murphy

    Rick: Just watched your interview with Abhishek Gupta. Didn't understand a single word. Just another language. Proud of you. Glad to say "I know that guy". All the best to you and the family. Vern

  • Excellent news about Linux and BSD.

    Congratulations Abhishek and all his team.


    André Ruschel

  • Jeff LeungJeff Leung

    TRIM Support isn't enabled by default on linux-next right now. There's patches floating around on Ubuntu's launchpad that implements TRIM

  • @thefinisher: Ubuntu 10.04 is currently not supported. However we are always keen to expand our distribution support. Would you mind explaining why you need Ubuntu 10.04 specifically? Is it possible for you to move to a more recent distribution such as Ubuntu 13.10? Please let me know.

  • @Jeff Leung: You are correct Jeff. While the code has yet to be accepted upstream, Ubuntu 13.10 does include it by default. Ubuntu developers decided that the feature was important enough and are carrying an extra patch to provide it to their users. We are working on developing a TRIM support patch that will be accepted by the broader Linux community.

  • PeetPeet

    I took a peek at the notes for the Ubuntu 3.5 integration tools mention that the VSS snapshot daemon and the KVP daemon – need to be installed via apt-get, but it references the same package"hv-kvp-daemon-init". Is this correct?

    Is there somewhere that has more in-depth instructions and explanations about LIS? Honestly, I can't figure out how to do something as simple as find the version that's actually running.


  • Hi Peet, Ubuntu pre-packages the LIS binaries and does not use LIS 3.5. The main idea is that if a distribution has pre-packaged LIS binaries in to it then the LIS version is irrelevant. This is true for new and upcoming releases of all major distributions such as Red Hat, Canonical and Ubuntu. The version information is most relevant for legacy Red Hat and CentOS distributions. The Linux Virtual Machines on Hyper-V page on Technet can be used to learn more about LIS and the features supported in individual distributions.

     Regarding the KVP and Backup daemons - Yes, Ubuntu did put them in the same package so the instructions are accurate. Just remember to use apt-get update before installing the packages.

    Please let me know if you need further information. You can always get in touch with me through the Linux Integration Services on Hyper-V forum on TechNet.

  • The Linux Integration Service download link description says, it is compatible for RedHat and CentOS Linux distributions. does this download has binaries for Ubuntu that too specific to 13.04 and 13.10 versions?

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