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Running Nested Hyper-V Inside of VMware Workstation 9 | Trailing Reboot

For testing and development, VMware Workstation 9 allows for running virtualization inside of virtualization. Here is a quick post on how to enable nested Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 R2 inside VMware Workstation 9

 

First, create a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM in VMware Workstation 9. Prior to installing it enable the following CPU virtualization options.

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Enable virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI
Enable virtualize CPU performance counters

 

Now install the OS and when it has finished installing, shut it down.

Next, open the Server 2012 R2 .VMX file and add the following entries (ensuring you do not duplicate any that may already exist)

 

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vhv.enable = “TRUE”
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”
mce.enable = “TRUE”

 

Boot the OS and in Server Manager, install the Hyper-V role (will require a reboot).

 

Once complete your server will show a successfully installed Hyper-V role as well as a management area in Server Manager

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Finally, launch Hyper-V Manager and create a new VM to confirm everything works. I’ve installed Windows 8.1.

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Installing a guest VM inside a virtualized Hypervisor. Cool!

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Now enjoy the power of building Hyper-V infrastructure on your laptop! I recommend an SSD and 16 GB of minimum for good performance.

 

 

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