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This article describes the third-party operating systems that are supported for use as guest operating systems in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2.
This article describes the third-party operating systems that are supported for use as guest operating systems in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Microsoft is committed to testing and supporting many third-party operating systems for use as guest operating systems on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 virtual machines. To help make sure that you have a favorable experience when you run third-party guest operating systems in Virtual Server 2005, Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) has created a product support model for these third-party guest operating systems.
Microsoft provides technical support for third-party guest operating systems by using the standard Premier and Professional channels. If you report an issue that occurs while you are running a supported third-party guest operating system in Virtual Server 2005, you are directed to a team of Microsoft support professionals. These support professionals are trained to troubleshoot issues that are related to interoperability between the following list of third-arty guest operating systems and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.
Supported Linux operating systemsMicrosoft support for Linux guest operating systems is currently limited to the following list of qualified and tested operating systems:
Virtual Machine Additions informationTo improve the interoperability between a virtual machine that is running a Linux guest operating system and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, Virtual Machine Additions are available for Linux guest operating systems. You can install the Virtual Machine Additions components in Linux guest operating systems to improve the following operating system capabilities:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualserver/bb676671.aspxMicrosoft provides support for the installation of Virtual Machine Additions in the Linux distributions that appear in the previous lists.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.