Microsoft releases Hyper-V Integration Component drivers for Linux as Open Source

:: Yawn ::  No big news here.  Microsoft just released the Hyper-V Integration Component drivers for Linux. As Open Source.  Under the GPL v2.

Yup.  Just another standard, run of the mill… wait, what?


No, seriously.  It’s true.  This is the first time that Microsoft has contributed code to the Linux kernel. 

Check out the post on the Virtualization blog over here, or go straight to the press release here.


Please keep in mind, though, that the only Linux distributions that we *support* are SLES 10 SP2, SLES 11, RHEL 5.2 and RHEL 5.3.  That doesn’t mean that these drivers only work on those platforms, just that you can only get support for them if you’re running those distributions.


(And yes – I’m working on another podcast. I’ve been very, very busy lately so I don’t have a lot of spare time to work with. Stay tuned.)