Organizations typically rely on heterogeneous data centers that use a variety of applications and operating systems. If your organization uses Linux and Windows® operating systems in your data center, Microsoft can help you standardize, simplify, and reduce the cost of deploying and managing different operating systems and applications through Hyper-V™, the Microsoft® hypervisor-based server virtualization platform that is included in the Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating systems. Using Hyper-V, you can reduce the number of physical systems, decrease your management and administration costs, and even expand functionality and resilience by making your Linux systems highly available. You can also take advantage of Windows-based tools that can help simplify backups and recovery plans and that can make it easier to monitor uptime and services—these tools are available regardless of which operating system you are running. This white paper discusses the benefits of virtualizing Linux on Hyper-V, and it offers best practices for enhancing the performance of Linux as a guest operating system on a Hyper-V host. The paper also provides links for further information on the topics covered.
For more information and to download the Best Practices for Running Linux on Hyper-V, please visit [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d5b40a6e-7ada-49bd-a756-500c5310af80]