Monthly Archive: March 2016

Mar 21

Debian 8.3 on Hyper-V (the recommended way)

Running different distributions of Linux or variants of BSD on Hyper-V has gotten a lot easier than it was even 2-3 years ago, but there are still considerations one should take when building VMs or VM templates for deployment in Hyper-V (or Azure), and my distribution of choice for a very long time has been Debian stable.  While it might not have the feature set that Ubuntu has running on Hyper-V or Azure, I prefer it partly because it’s comfortable to me, and partly because I tend to agree with the Debian creedo.  This will likely work for most distributions out there (Ubuntu included), but since Ubuntu gets all the love on Hyper-V and Azure, I figured I’d do a post around how to get the best performance out of your Debian installations on Hyper-V.  At the time of this writing, the current stable release is 8.3 (Jesse), so that’s what you’re going to see here.  Note that this is based on the “best practices” documentation currently found here.

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