Hyper-V Linux Integration Service on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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If you are running a hyper-v server with an Ubuntu 16.04 guest, it is beneficial to install the Linux Integration Services (LIS). This is comparable to VMware tools which provides a connection between the host and the VM for proper reboots etc.

To enable this on your guest operating system we need to edit the module files located in:

nano /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

Once you are in nano add the following to the end of the file:

hv_vmbus
hv_storvsc
hv_blkvsc
hv_netvsc

Save the file.

Next we are going to install the linux virtual tools and reinitialize the modules file.

apt-get install --install-recommends linux-tools-virtual-lts-xenial linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-xenial
update-initramfs -u 
reboot

Once the machine has rebooted the LIS drivers will be enabled on the system.


 

Update:

All that has to be done now is this one apt-get command:

 

apt-get install linux-tools-virtual-lts-xenial linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-xenial

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