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Install Hyper-v integration services on debian 5.x


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You can use Debian on Hyper-V with 4 vCPU support.

 

1) Install a clean Debian 5.0.6

 

2) Do following:

 

apt-get update

aptitude update

wget -c http://www.yusufozturk.info/linux/linux-image-2.6.36-hyperv-debian.x86_64.deb

wget -c http://www.yusufozturk.info/linux/linux-headers-2.6.36-hyperv-debian.x86_64.deb

apt-get install build-essential

dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.36-hyperv-debian.x86_64.deb linux-headers-2.6.36-hyperv-debian.x86_64.deb

echo -e "hv_vmbus\nhv_storvsc\nhv_blkvsc\nhv_netvsc" >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

update-initramfs -u

That’s it. Reboot your server with new kernel. Now you can use synthetic ethernet and 4 vCPU.

 

 

 

Also integrated shutdown is available:

 

 

 

You can use CPU stress tool for tests.

 

UPDATE:

 

For Debian 6 this kernel works:

 

http://docs.homelinux.org/doku.php?id=using_linux_ic_with_debian_squeeze#using_hyper-v_linux_integration_components_with_debian_squeeze_64bit

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