Possible to upgrade the v3.1 Integration Components included in Ubuntu 12.04 to the latest v3.3 released today?
I see today that Microsoft released the latest v3.3 Integration Components for Linux. These are for Hyper-V 3 in Server 2012 and Windows 8. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29991
Now, Ubuntu 12.04 comes with the v3.1 integration components included, so you don't need to install them. This makes running integrated Ubuntu on Hyper-V very easy.
So, does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade these to v3.3, and if so, what is the easiest way? I can mount the Microsoft IC ISO from /dev/cdrom to /mnt/cdrom. But Ubuntu doesn't support RPM, so I can't run install.sh.
And, I don't know if the v3.1 components are installed in Ubuntu 12.04 as modules (which presumably could be relatively easily updated?), or if the source code has been integrated directly into the kernel (in which case, I don't know if it could be superseded with v3.3 components?)
Any knowledge here?
- Edited by David Trounce Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:23 PM
Mike Sterling, Virtualization Program Manager at Microsoft says (via twitter): @davidtrounce No need. Drivers in Ubuntu 12.04 are the same functionally as the 3.3 release.
However, it's still not clear why under the Networking tab in Hyper-V Manager, it shows “Status: Degraded (Integration services upgrade required)."
This error occurs because the LIS version in Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't know about Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. But the error message is bogus because the LIS is compatible with WS 2012 Hyper-V. Everything is working properly and you can ignore the message. The product team is looking at how we can prevent this error from occurring in the future when new versions of Hyper-V come out.
Michael Kelley, Lead Program Manager, Open Source Technology Center
- Edited by Michael Kelley [MSFT] Wednesday, May 01, 2013 4:09 PM