Red Hat and Microsoft agree on Linux/Windows virtualisation interoperability

Cliff Saran

Red Hat is working with Microsoft to increase interoperability between Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtualisation.

This will enable users to get support for running Red Hat or Windows as guest operating systems on top of their company's chosen virtualisation platforms.

The agreement will mean that users of Red Hat and Microsoft virtualisation software will be able to run Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual servers on either host environment with configurations that will be tested and supported by both virtualisation and operating system leaders, the two companies said.

Red Hat will validate Windows Server guests to be supported on Red Hat Enterprise virtualisation technologies.

Microsoft will also validate Red Hat Enterprise Linux server guests to be supported on Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server.

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