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Hyper-V : Supported Server Guest Operating Systems. Updated May 2011

 

 The following tables list the Server guest operating systems that are supported for use on a virtual machine as a guest operating system.

Server guest operating system Editions Virtual processors
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, and Web editions 1, 2, or 4
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, and Windows Web Server 2008 R2 1, 2, or 4
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Standard without Hyper-V, Enterprise, Enterprise without Hyper-V, Datacenter, Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Web Server 2008, and HPC Edition 1, 2, or 4
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, and Web 1 or 2
Windows Home Server 2011 Standard 1
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials 1
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials 1 or 2
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard 1, 2, or 4
Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Edition with Service Pack 2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter 1 or 2
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, and Web 1 or 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition with Service Pack 2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter 1 or 2
CentOS 5.2 through 5.6 (NEW)  x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Service Pack 1 x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 4 x86 edition and x64 edition 1, 2, or 4

 Note: Support for Windows 2000 Server and Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (x86) ended on July 13, 2010

Source : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868(WS.10).aspx

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