Managing Linux virtual machines

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 requirements. However, if these requirements are not met, the VM will fail to deploy.


Some Linux distributions include LIS by default. However, if LIS is not included, you will need to install it manually.

How to do it...

Carry out ...

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