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  • Question

  • It seems like no matter what I am trying here I'm having no luck installing or upgrading the HyperV integration drivers on any version of OEL 6.x or 7.x, or RHEL 7.

    I'm getting either "Unknown kernel version"

    or  kernel < 3.10.0-124 is needed

    This is with the older 4.0(11) and now even with the latest 4.1.

    What am I missing here? This should be simple AFAICT.

    -Jay


    Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:10 PM

Answers

  • Resolved my own problem here.

    1. I have no luck - ever - with running install.sh or upgrade.sh from the root dir. I have to pick the correct one every time. This was my issue on any RHEL installs. (And OEL but that had a second problem.)
    2. With OEL the default kernel is the unbreakable one, and when using it, even with the correct hyperv LIS installed, the /dev/vmbus would be missing on boot. There weren't any useful error messages or any way to troubleshoot this. I changed from the unbreakable to the RHEL compatible kernel and everything worked like a champ with no other changes. (how - https://oracle-base.com/articles/linux/linux-run-levels-boot-reboot-shutdown#bootloader )

    To my credit - this chart is very confusing - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn609828(v=ws.12).aspx

    I do not know how to determine which OEL kernel I have and how it relates to this.

    [root@oel67test ~]# uname -r

    3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek.x86_64

    So anyway, I'm avoiding the "unbreakable" kernel. (Ironically - because it breaks something.)

    -Jay


    • Edited by jayntguru Monday, April 11, 2016 6:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by jayntguru Monday, April 11, 2016 7:55 PM
    Monday, April 11, 2016 6:26 PM

All replies

  • Resolved my own problem here.

    1. I have no luck - ever - with running install.sh or upgrade.sh from the root dir. I have to pick the correct one every time. This was my issue on any RHEL installs. (And OEL but that had a second problem.)
    2. With OEL the default kernel is the unbreakable one, and when using it, even with the correct hyperv LIS installed, the /dev/vmbus would be missing on boot. There weren't any useful error messages or any way to troubleshoot this. I changed from the unbreakable to the RHEL compatible kernel and everything worked like a champ with no other changes. (how - https://oracle-base.com/articles/linux/linux-run-levels-boot-reboot-shutdown#bootloader )

    To my credit - this chart is very confusing - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn609828(v=ws.12).aspx

    I do not know how to determine which OEL kernel I have and how it relates to this.

    [root@oel67test ~]# uname -r

    3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek.x86_64

    So anyway, I'm avoiding the "unbreakable" kernel. (Ironically - because it breaks something.)

    -Jay


    • Edited by jayntguru Monday, April 11, 2016 6:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by jayntguru Monday, April 11, 2016 7:55 PM
    Monday, April 11, 2016 6:26 PM
  • The LIS download only applies to the Red Hat Compatible Kernel and cannot be applied to the Unbreakable Kernel on Oracle Linux.

    Joshua R. Poulson, Program Manager, Microsoft Open Source Technology Center

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 8:38 PM