New Ubuntu 12.04 LTS X64 Server Hyper-V Virtual Appliance available.
This marks the release of the first publicly available Ubuntu 12.04 LTS X64 Server Hyper-V Virtual Appliance.
Simply download, extract and import ("Action" -> "Import Virtual Machine"), the appliance onto Hyper-V to deploy a ready-made Virtual Machine.
Virtual Machine Settings.
The Virtual Machine definition used to install ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64.iso is included in this release.
Virtual Machine Details:
- CPU = 1.
- RAM = 2048 MB, Static.
- Network Adapter interface unconfigured (you'll have to manually add one).
- Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V already included by default into the Linux Kernel!
- Login with User Name = "user" and Password = "p@ssw0rd" (without double quotes).
What did you do!
This release consists of a vanilla "ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64.iso" installed into a Dynamic VHD created with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with the Hyper-V role enabled.
During the setup process:
- I created a custom partitioning scheme (refer to the image included below).
All the rest is totally vanilla and all the setup options were left at default (Timezone, Computer name, etc.).
The Story so far .
At the end of the setup phase, the installer asked to reboot the Virtual Machine.
Instead of rebooting, I simply shutdown the system then I made a copy of the VHD image to verify if it booted.
Once I verified the copy booted correctly, I released the untouched original (ie. unbooted), for your own use.
- Doesn't shut down or reboot as expected (after typing "halt" or "reboot" commands respectively).
- ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64-dist.vhd MD5SUM = 74842f27d5103d395d5ca7531a1c9c68
(Verify with http://www.nullriver.com/downloads/Install-winMd5Sum.exe).
Still undecided if that's for you?
Virtual Appliance is a convenient way to deploy a virtualized OS up and running in no time.
The alternative is to build your own: in this case you'll have to download the full Ubuntu ISO image (~700MB), deploy your VM, customize your partitioning scheme for maximum flexibility and install the OS on it.
The process just described takes time and bandwidth.