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Solaris 11 and Linux Integration Services

    Question

  • Does anyone know if you can install the integration tools for Solaris yet?

     

    I know it didn't work with Solaris 10 and the Linux IC V2.1 but there is now Solaris 11 and Linux IC v3.1.

    • Moved by BrianEhMVP Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:44 PM (From:Hyper-V)
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:24 AM

Answers

  • Linux is currently the only UNIX-like kernel enjoying support for Hyper-V enlightenment. There is either official support via MS for limited amount of enterprise  distributions or in the open wild via distributions that turn on the kernel modules in upstream development.

    Based on the experience with Oracle and OpenSolaris it's rather unlikely there would by a) any b) open source drivers for Hyper-V integration for S10 or S11.
    The only Solaris derivative that has once expressed interest in adding Hyper-V support is the OpenSolaris fork 'illumos'.
    Albeit they're not so interested in GPL'ed code (though Linux KVM was ported to illumos) they could possibly port the Linux drivers (even better if some parts were BSD licensed, like original Linux IS 2.1 for RH5).

    Friday, January 13, 2012 7:11 PM

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  • Hi!

    LinuxIC 3.1 targets RHEL 6.0, 6.1 and CentOS 6.0.

    There is no official support for Solaris on Hyper-V.

    There is a forum dedicated to Linux Integration Services for Microsoft Hyper-V, found here:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/linuxintegrationservices/threads

    Maybe you will get a more accurate response if you post your question there.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:53 AM
  • Thanks
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:54 AM
  • In addition, Microsoft released the integration components code to the open source community, allowing programmers and developers of the various linux distributions to develop their own Hyper-V support.

    For example, Ubuntu is one linux distribution that provides Hyper-V drivers during installation. You could post a question in a dedicated Solaris forum as well, to see if there is any progress being made from the Solaris team.

    Information about this can be found here:

    http://virtualization.info/en/news/2009/07/microsoft-releases-hyper-v-linux.html

     

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:02 AM
  • Linux is currently the only UNIX-like kernel enjoying support for Hyper-V enlightenment. There is either official support via MS for limited amount of enterprise  distributions or in the open wild via distributions that turn on the kernel modules in upstream development.

    Based on the experience with Oracle and OpenSolaris it's rather unlikely there would by a) any b) open source drivers for Hyper-V integration for S10 or S11.
    The only Solaris derivative that has once expressed interest in adding Hyper-V support is the OpenSolaris fork 'illumos'.
    Albeit they're not so interested in GPL'ed code (though Linux KVM was ported to illumos) they could possibly port the Linux drivers (even better if some parts were BSD licensed, like original Linux IS 2.1 for RH5).

    Friday, January 13, 2012 7:11 PM