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I have anecdotal information from a colleague about performance issues running Ubuntu Server in a Hyper-V environment and I wanted to find out if there was any truth to it. Has anyone had any experience running Ubuntu Server in Hyper-V and are there any tricks to getting good hard drive performance?

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You might do better and not have to shell out a bunch of cash to use Ubuntu and qemu-kvm or virtualbox as the host instead of Microsoft's proprietary OS and VM.

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Yes, but we are going to have an MS stack anyway, and I was wanting consolidation. We are an MS partner, and Hyper-V is 'free' (I know, don't laugh!) when you buy the OS. – Larry Smithmier Apr 27 '11 at 16:38

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