Hyper-V Integration Components in SuSE 10

Make sure you install the Xen kernels in the installation process. Else install them separately, packages are kernel-xen or kernel-xen-pae.
Copy the whole of the LinuxIC.iso to /opt/linux_ic
cd /opt/linux_ic
perl setup.pl x2v /boot/grub/menu.lst
Reboot the VM.
perl setup.pl drivers

Once you’ve done that, “ifconfig” should list the “seth0” ethernet interface; “cat /proc/scsi/scsi” should list the hard disk device. Create a partition with fdisk and mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1 to build a new partition.

There is also a HAL patch for the device manager in X, but you don’t need that.

If on an x86_64 system, you need to build a new kernel. Do all of this instead of the x2v line above.
Install the kernel_source package.
cd /usr/src/linux
cp /opt/linux_ic/patch/x2v-x64-sles.patch .
patch -l p1 < x2v-x64-sles.patch
cp /boot/config-....-xen .patch
make oldconfig
make vmlinuz
cp vmlinux /boot/vmliuz-...-xen
cd /opt/linux_ic
perl setup.pl x2v /boot/grub/menu.lst
Reboot the VM
perl setup.pl drivers


Windows Hyper-V Beta

Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta is publicly available here:


Beta Integration Components for Linux available through connect.microsoft.com:

is the home page for them.

The “Downloads” link on the left contains the links to where you get it all. Only support for SLES 10 at the moment. Expect RHEL5 support in a later beta.

Can’t get Windows Server Backup to see that my backup disk is on-line. I have told it that it is to use the disk as a backup drive. But still won’t recognise it. Now testing to see if a reboot will fix it.
No good. The drive now has a different GUID. “wbadmin restore catalog” command doesn’t work, always gives error about -backupTarget: setting missing, despite its being there. Bug.
Can’t file a bug report as there’s no icon on the desktop which is how we’re supposed to do it. You would have thought they might have seen this one! Sad
I’ll ask JL about filing bug reports.


Windows PE

Creating a bootable CD-ROM of WinPE is here: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/7a47a896-ca59-4586-b688-3a3c098d34241033.mspx?mfr=true

Adding things to the bootable CD-ROM image:

Windows Server 2008

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