Linux is now supported under Virtual Server

Hey hey! We are now ‘supporting’ Linux under Virtual Server (most of you will know that we have always been able to run Linux – but now we are officially supporting it, which means that we are testing Linux, fixing bugs and accepting customer support calls with Linux virtual machines).

Microsoft is officially supporting the following distributions:

 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (update 6)
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (update 6)
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
 Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
 Red Hat Linux 7.3
 Red Hat Linux 9.0
 Novell’s SuSE Linux 9.2
 Novell’s SuSE Linux 9.3
 Novell’s SuSE Linux 10.0

Also – Virtual Machine Additions for Linux are now available for download from  These additions provide support for:

  • Improved video
  • Integrated mouse pointer
  • Time synchronization
  • Shutdown integration
  • Heartbeat reporting
  • Accelerated SCSI driver

Note – it is possible to install these additions under Virtual PC – but that is neither officially tested nor supported (and that is all I can say about that :-).