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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Linux Integration Services 3.1 for RedHat 6 and Centos 6

During OSCON 2011 (Open Source Convention) events, the team had announced the released of latest Linux integration Services 3.1 to support the latest Linux distribution.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and 6.1 x86 and x64 (Up to 4 vCPU)
  • CentOS 6.0 x86 and x64 (Up to 4 vCPU)
Linux Integration Services 3.1 provide features such as
  • Driver support
  • Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V
  • Timesync:
  • Integrated Shutdown
  • Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) Support
  • Heartbeat
  • KVP (Key Value Pair) Exchange:

To download Linux Integration Services 3.1 , click here

Other linux distribution such as including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Centos 5) should use the version of Linux Integration Services available at

Here is my configuration on Centos 6.0 (easy to get, since it is free).
The configuration is straight forward. No pre-requisite component need to install and this time it is included with rpm package. (similar like .exe in Microsoft application).
All you need to do is execute four (4) commands as listed below:-

# mount /dev/cdrom /media
# rpm –ivh /media/x86_64/kmod-microsoft-hyper-v-rhel6-60.1.x86_64.rpm
# rpm –ivh /media/x86_64/microsoft-hyper-v-rhel6-60.1.x86_64.rpm
# reboot

To verify if the IC is working, i just select Shutdown from Hyper-V Manager.

Great Job- Virtualization Product Team !