Hyper-V does support Linux operating System in Virtual Machines but the network configuration might be a bit tricky.

Installation of CentOS is done just like any other Install, pop in your ISO or CD and install. Once your install is done, follow these steps to install the integration services.

Down the integration services from Here.  Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V

1.  Mount the ISO on your Linux Install (here am using Centos 6.4), follow these steps

mkdir /mnt/cdrom

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom 

mkdir /centosic

cp –R /mnt/cdrom/* /centosic

cd /centosic

cd RHEL63

chmod a+x install.sh


2.  Configure Network Adapter

Edit the following file with your favourite editor.

vi /etc/sysconfig/network

HOSTNAME=server.vcaleechurn.me (change to your hostname)
GATEWAY= (change to your gateway)

3.  Edit the following file

vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

HWADDR=02:00:00:8D:11:C7 (edit with MAC address of your NIC)
BOOTPROTO=dhcp (or static, if static add next two line, if dhcp stop here)
NETMASK=subnet mask

4. Configure DNS

vi /etc/resolv.conf

search vcaleechurn.me (edit with your domain)
nameserver (dns of your domain or

5. Reboot your server or network services.

service network restart

That’s it, your server should now have network connectivity.