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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Linux virtual machines in VMM 2012 SP1

Linux-based VMs are now fully supported by VMM 2012 SP1, when hosted on a Hyper-V Server. This gives you the ability to add Linux-specific settings, such as OS specialization, when creating a Linux VM template, and additionally the ability to add that template to a service template that deploys a multitier application or service.

Getting ready

Before deploying Linux VMs, check whether Linux Integration Services (LIS) is installed on the VMs. VMM does not check whether a VM meets the LIS requirement. However, if these requirements are not met, the VM will fail to deploy.

Tip

Some Linux distributions include LIS by default. But if LIS is not included, you must manually install it.

How to do it...

Carry out the following ...

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