Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Quick guide how to Install Linux VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Some time ago Microsoft “kindly” allow their customers to run Linux workloads on Hyper-V. There are several Linux distribution supported on Hyper-V 2012 R2:

  • CentOs 5 ,6 and 7
  • Ubuntu 12.X and 14.X
  • Suse Linux Enterprise server from 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Redhat 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • Oracle Linux 5, 6, 7
  • Debian 7

To get support on Hyper-V for latest Linux releases you must create VM with Generation 2 and disable secure boot in virtual machine

Uncheck Enable secure boot

Uncheck Enable secure boot

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).