Requirements for Linux-Based Virtual Machines
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager
Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) supports virtual machines that contain Linux as the guest operating system. There are two requirements when creating such virtual machines, as follows:
Linux Integration Services (LIS) must be installed on the virtual machine. By default, LIS is included with some distributions of Linux. If LIS is not included in the distribution of Linux that you are using for the virtual machine, then you must manually install it.
For more information about installing LIS for Hyper-V on Windows 2008 R2, see About Virtual Machines and Guest Operating Systems.
For more information about installing LIS for Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012, see Hyper-V Overview.
- For more information about installing LIS for Hyper-V on Windows 2008 R2, see About Virtual Machines and Guest Operating Systems.
The VMM guest agent for Linux must be installed on the virtual machine. For instructions on how to accomplish that, see How to Install the VMM Agent for Linux
VMM does not verify that the virtual machine meets these requirements. However, if these requirements are not met, the virtual machine will fail to deploy.
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