Hyper-V in VMware

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  1. reginakampher

    reginakampher MDL Addicted

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    #1 reginakampher, Aug 28, 2008
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    I installed Server 2008 in VMware but I don't see Hyper-V in Server manager. Is my presumption that Hper-V is not supported in a virtual enviroment correct??
     
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  2. TheOneAndOnly

    TheOneAndOnly MDL Junior Member

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    Yep, only as a host is Hyper-V supported, and only under x64 editions.
     
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  3. FelixV

    FelixV MDL Novice

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    Yes, it is correct, but it would be nice to be able to create a virtual environment in a virtual environment ... and will soon see the events just like in the movie The Thirteenth Floor :biggrin:
     
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  4. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    It's very possible. Both VMware Workstation Pro and Player have the ability to do nested hardware virtualization. What you need:
    - Your physical host of course needs to be x64 and support hardware virtualization (SLAT, VT-x etc.)
    - Your host OS needs to be x64.
    - In VMware Workstation or Player, set the OS type to be "Hyper-V (unsupported)" (and don't set it to, say, Windows 2008).
    - In VMware Workstation or Player, under Hardware/Processor settings, enable "Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI".

    You will then be able to enable Hyper-V in the guest OS, and run a further guest inside that (VM in a VM). Beware that it will run quite slowly!

    I have done this successfully many times with various combinations of guest OS-es.
     
  5. tommy_vercetti

    tommy_vercetti MDL Member

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    That is called Nested VM, VMware lets you run vSphere in VMware Workstation, however I think Hyper-V does not allow you to do so
     
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  6. FelixV

    FelixV MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the info, I did not know it.
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