VMware vSphere 4 and ESXi in Hyper-V

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

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jackiechen858Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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.


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

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.

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LCNWAuthor Commented:
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.
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
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
maytrixConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
LCNWAuthor Commented:
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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