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Hyper-V 2012 Supported OSes/Max vCPU/Notes

Posted by essjae on November 13, 2012


While not exactly hot off the presses (updated 2012Oct23) it is not super visible.

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831531.aspx

Guest operating system (server)
Max # of virtual processors
Notes
Windows Server 2012 64 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP 1) 64 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions. Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) 8 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Home Server 2011 4 Edition information is not applicable. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials ed. – 2Standard ed. – 4 Essentials and Standard editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) 2 Standard, Web, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 2 Standard, Web, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
CentOS 5.7 and 5.8 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
CentOS 6.0 – 6.3 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 and 5.8 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 – 6.3 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 64 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Open SUSE 12.1 64 Integration services are built-in and do not require a separate download and installation.
Ubuntu 12.04 64 Integration services are built-in and do not require a separate download and installation.

Guest operating system (client)
Max # of virtual processors
Notes
Windows 8 32 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP 1) 4 Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows 7 4 Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) 2 Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate, including N and KN editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) 2 Professional. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows XP x64 Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) 2 Professional. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
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