Earlier I wrote about running CentOS 6.3 with Windows 8 Hyper-V.
One day I realized that the status of my network says: Degraded (Integration Services upgrade required). Well... I dunno what that means. Everything seems to work, but if there are any issues I'm not noticing them.
According this conversation at Microsoft's social network, somebody else is having this issue too. They are not noticing anything wrong either. Except the fact that status is degraded. I did try fiddling around with virtual network settings, but no avail.
I guess it is fully working after all.
Thanks for the idea, but the version in the Intergrations Services -image is much older than the version in current Linux 3.9 kernels. It does not solve the issue. Maybe on Windows, but on Linux, no.
I wish Microsoft had better integration for Linux Operating Systems and that Linux Distro's would recognize the need to support this. In my opinion Integration is the only missing feature of the latest Hyper-V. I have been and will remain an avid VMware user but I have to say the newest Hyper-V (Windows Server 2012/Windows 8 Pro) is amazing. Hopefully Microsoft can tweak the Integration Services which would make it harder to choose between the 2 Virtual Solutions.
Thank you for your post.
That being said, I have NOT noticed any performance issues with this "degraded" network interface. It works ok by my standards. Also, Microsoft guys have been upgrading the Hyper-V virtual SCSI-disc driver for Linux (see my post about that). Apparently the new version will be included in Linux 3.10. It would be safe to guess, that they might do the same for Hyper-V virtual network driver too.
Will keep troubleshooting, but I haven't noticed any issues as of yet.