How to install SUSE Linux Enterprise under Hyper-V
Most windows operating systems will happily work through the Hyper V manager, once the Integration Services software has been installed. This gives the user the ability to
- Use a Mouse
- Use the Keyboard
- Shutdown the Guest using the Hyper V manager
- Detect problems with the VM’s operation
- Take Snapshots of the VM
However this cannot be said for Linux guests.
How does one go about installing Integration services so that Linux works successfully under Hyper V?
Firstly the key to this is to use SUSE Linux Enterprise v 10 or v 11
I have tried this with Red Hat also, and it doesn’t work quite so well. It’s possible but not as easy as SUSE. Saying this, SUSE isn’t perfect either, but both of these are supported by the Microsoft Integration Services software for Linux
and follow these instruction
This mostly works – I finally got my mouse to work, but the SCSI storage device I had trouble with. This didn’t seem to matter though, the IDE storage device works fine.