Hyper-V. New Linux Integration Services 3.2

This release includes the following features:

  • Synthetic Mouse Support: Finnaly ! The virtualized mouse device is no longer bound to the VMConnect window, and can now be used with a RDP session, which means that you no longer need to install a separate package to get integrated mouse support, and will not have to worry about the mouse being captured by the virtual machine.
  • Merged Device Drivers: We now present a single device driver for both IDE and SCSI devices (hv_storvsc).
  • Windows 8 Fix: The synthetic network device (hv_netvsc) can now be used with a Windows 8 host, eliminating the hang on boot that was previously seen.
  •  SCVMM Fix: This release fixes the issue as described inKB2586286.
  •  Improved Setup Experience: Users now only need to run install.sh (as root) to automatically detect the correct architecture and install the appropriate drivers

In addition, :

  • The driver applied to guest virtual machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 (architecture x 86 and x 64) and CentOS 6.0 (architecture x 86 and x 64). For earlier version should be used components integration version 2.1
  • In fact, it’s modified drivers in the Linux kernel 3.2, but can work with the Linux kernel 2.6.32, shipped with Red Hat and CentOS

BIG NOTE: Microsoft is working with the sponsors of the Linux distros and in the future a list of officially supported distributions will be expanded.

You can download them directly from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28188

About Alessandro Cardoso
Virtualization and Management passionate. Infrastructure products and solutions knowledge with management and hands on experience; Project Leader, with deep knowledge and expertise in a variety of Microsoft Infrastructure technologies in areas such as Virtualization and Management with product skill sets ranging from, Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Forefront; Plus knowledge in Quest Migration Manager, Linux Infrastructure, Networking, Security Solutions (such as VPN, Firewall) and VMware in complex and large scenarios; Strong knowledge of industry-related datacenter processes, strategies, industry regulations and requirements. Selected as Microsoft Brazil IT Hero, in 2007 and Microsoft IT Heroes Happen in Los Angeles, in 2008. selected as Bussiness Case, further virtualization project for a Governmental Institution. I am also a well known speaker in IT events (e.g. Microsoft TechEd 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011). MVP since 2009, in Virtual Machine. I have experience developing, planning, organizing, and leading complex initiatives as well business case development skills, acquired in 23 years of experience in IT, working in segments spanning from Government, Health, Education and IT. Well-known speaker in IT events like TechEd, Sage-AU, CNASI. Proven Multitasking skills, presentation skills and analytical skills and problem determination ability; Belief in providing the highest quality of service; Good listener and communicator; Know how to prioritize the work and perform under pressure. Continuously seeking innovative ways to improve productivity and a resourceful problem-solver with focus on customers. Microsoft Most Valuable Professional : Virtual Machine Certifications : Australia Computer Society Certified Professional, MCITP: Enterprise, MCSE: Security, MCSA, MCT, MCTS:SQL, MCTS:SharePoint, MCTS:Vista, Linux Conectiva Professional, Modulo Certified Security Officer Blogs : http://virtualizationandmanagement.wordpress.com http://virtualizacaoegerenciamento.wordpress.com

6 Responses to Hyper-V. New Linux Integration Services 3.2

  1. marcodtup says:

    Thanks Alessandro,

    Served me well, as I had problem of recognizing a 2TB disk with the previous version 3.1.

    Greetings from PERU.

    • Thanks for your comments

  2. Geno says:

    We already have LIC 3.1 running on our RHEL 6.1 guests and therefore have the reported VMM crash problem that is fixed by 3.2. What I can’t find out is whether we should uninstall 3.1 and then install 3.2, or whether we can simply install 3.2 over the top.
    Anybody tried this?

  3. Hola Alesandro

    tengo estos drivers instalados:

    [root@mail ~]# rpm -qa | grep hyper
    microsoft-hyper-v-rhel6-43.1.x86_64
    xorg-x11-drv-hyperpen-1.4.1-2.el6.x86_64
    kmod-microsoft-hyper-v-rhel6-43.1.x86_64

    pero después de 2 meses en producción tengo esta inestabilidad sobre el VM me sale este error:

    sd 0:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
    sd 0:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to offline device

    Espero tus recomendacion y muchas gracias por tus aportes.

    • Hi Carlos

      This is not a know issue, can you forward me more details ?

      • Which issue?

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