Improved Interoperability: Red Hat Deepens Virtualization Effort with Microsoft

Oct 08, 2009

Red Hat and Microsoft have deepened their partnership even further in the virtualization realm under the concept of "interoperabiity." Cross-certification should lead to more satisfied customers.

Goal of cross-certifying the two companies' virtualization platforms is to give customers comprehensive support for server virtualization on the applicable operating systems. Red Hat and Microsoft had signed a corresponding technical agreement back in February 2009. Now they will also provide support and certification for their products. The certification extends to the following host and guest systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, using the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) as host with Windows Server 2003 and 2008 R2 as guest
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as host with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 as guest

Details on the validation and certification are on the Red Hat website.

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