Monday, February 6, 2012

Hyper-V appliances are GO!

Here at SUSE Studio, we strive to support the widest range of formats, both physical and virtual, so you can be assured that your Studio-built appliance will work wherever you need it.  To that end, we've added support for building the Virtual Hard Drive format, for use with Microsoft® Hyper-V® Server.



The VHD format will be initially available as an experimental feature - you can sign up via your (recently updated) account page.  With those features enabled, you will be able to build VHD images for both SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 and openSUSE 12.1.  For SUSE Linux Enterprise, when you enable the VHD format on the Build tab, you will be prompted to add a couple of extra packages (this isn't necessary for openSUSE 12.1; everything you need is already in the kernel).

As a little bonus, we're packing VHD files into .zip archives, instead of our usual .tar.gz, so Windows can open them without any additional software.


Update - 8 Feb 2013

It's been a while since we enabled Hyper-V images as an experimental feature, and now its time to change that.  Hyper-V images are now available to all our users, not just the experimental types ;)

5 comments:

  1. Can't wait to try this out!

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  2. You're on a roll! Keep up the _very_ good work!

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  3. NICE BUT NOT A VERY BIG DEAL

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  4. Yawn....

    Hyper wasn't relevant when it was started in server 2003 and it isn't relevant now.

    This is a waste of time imho

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  5. Works well, makes the process much faster.

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