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Last week (August 9th) Microsoft officially announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.2 Support for Hyper-V. Microsoft has been partnering with both NetApp and Citrix to get this up-and-running and performing well. This release of FreeBSD contains 8,500 lines of code submitted under the BSD Lincense. Microsoft is currenlty analysing customer demand to extend this to FreeBSD 9.0.
The source code can be found on Github as well as instructions for building from this source and running the drivers, which can be found here. If you have any feedback do not hesitate to give it through the mailing list.
The FreeBSD integration components provide support for:
- Network controller
- IDE/SCSI storage controller
- Integrated shutdown
This is not the first Linux support on Hyper-V. In May 2011 Microsoft already started to support CentOS running on Hyper-V: http://virtualization.info/en/news/2011/05/microsoft-announces-support-for-centos-in-hyper-v.html