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I've seen how this can been done in VMWare Workstation. Has anyone seen this being done under Hyper-V?

Thanks.
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by:ianmellor
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Hi,

Why would you want to do this, what are you try to accomplish?

Cheers,
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by:xfreddie
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No this can not be done.
VMware supports selective hardware , therefore it can not work.
Also it has built in check to not allow this.

GreetZ
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I guess it will not work. I did vsphere 4 inside vshpere 4 before and it was working ( of couse this is all for testing. ).

the only special thing for the vshpere VM is you need to do some special configuration for it ( something like backdoor or allow nested vm),  I am not sure if you can find same configuration in Hyper V server.

Why don't you give it a try? it doesn't cost too much it you already have a hyper v server. If you run into a error, google the exact error will lead you to more accurate answer.







 
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I'm trying to test out VMWare with the tools I have available. I guess I could get an eval of VMWare Workstation and go that route.
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I dont believe that Hyper V will work.  It  requires Intel VT as a pre-requisite.  Intel VT can not be provided to a nested VM.

ESX host can be done because it only needs to be 64 bit and doesn't require Intel VT, although you can only nest 32 bit VMs
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Why not try installing ESXi on available hardware?  If its just for testing, then support doesn't matter.  There's a lot of different hardware you might be able to install it to.  I actually had it running on a laptop before.
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I just installed VM Server on my Windows server and setup ESXi inside that and it's working fine for testing purposes.

Thanks for the help.
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