Novell has introduced a significant update for its Suse Linux Enteprise 11 software, Service Pack 1, which includes the integration of components for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.
The operating system update, released on Wednesday, also provides new virtualization features, clustering capabilities and more flexible technical support options. The service pack made its debut at Novell's BrainShare EMEA event in Amsterdam, where the company distributed preview DVDs of the update.
The Service Pack 1 (SP1) revamp applies to Novell's Suse Enterprise range, from its flagship desktop and server products to versions tailored for clustering or retail point-of-sale devices. The update is expected to be generally available on June 2. SP1 does not rely only Microsoft's hypervisor; the release also includes an updated Xen 4.0 hypervisor with better virtual input/output performance and support for the open-source hypervisor KVM.
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