Friday, August 10, 2012

Hyper-V Integration Components for FreeBSD 8.2 has landed!

The Microsoft Openness Blog has just announced that the github repository for FreeBSD 8.2 Hyper-V integration components is now live! This is currently a public beta for evaluation purposes only, so expect some rough edges still.

Instructions for compiling the source code and installing the drivers can be found here. There’s also a mailing list for suggestions and code improvement.

This gives us heartbeat, time sync, shutdown and accelerated network, IDE and SCSI drivers for FreeBSD 8.2 on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role. It’s a pity that this won’t land in time for inclusion into FreeBSD 9.1, but it would be good to see it hit –current and –stable in time for any subsequent releases.

Guess what I’m doing over the weekend? :-)

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