This white paper discusses benefits of virtualizing Linux on Hyper-V, and it offers best practices for enhancing performance of Linux as a guest operating system on Hyper-V host. Organizations typically rely on heterogeneous data centers that use variety of apps and OSs. If your organization uses Linux and Windows OS in your data center, Microsoft can help you standardize, simplify, and reduce cost of deploying and managing different OS and apps through Hyper-V, Microsoft hypervisor-based server virtualization platform that’s included in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 OS. Using Hyper-V, you can reduce number of physical systems, decrease your management and admin costs, and even expand functionality & resilience by making Linux systems highly available. You can also take advantage of Windows-based tools that can help simplify backups & recovery plans and that can make it easier to monitor uptime and services—these tools’re available regardless of which OS you’re running.
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