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hi there experts
 Unable to install Hyper-V  role on VMWare Workstation  there is a message that told me you have to activate the VT from vmware bios but there isn't i have a ctivated on my physicale computer

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coolsport00Commented:
Your CPU should have Intel-VT or AMD-V enabled.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You cannot install Hyper-V on VMware Workstation, you cannot run nested Hypervisors.

However you can run VMware ESXi in VMware Workstation 7.1

See here http://www.vladan.fr/how-to-install-esxi-4-1-inside-of-vmware-workstation-7-1/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There is NO Intel-VT in VMware Workstation BIOS.

It's not supported hypervisors within hypervisors.

But you can install ESXi, but you'll not be able to run 64 bit VMs, only 32 bit VMs on ESXi.
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joenswAuthor Commented:
hi
we can instal hyper v within microsoft virtual pc
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is that a question can  you install hyper v within microsoft virtual pc?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I think it's unlikely you will be able to install Hyper-V inside Microsoft Virtual PC.

VMware Workstation and Microsoft Virtual PC are Type 2 Hypervisors, and Hyper-V requires access to Intel-VT, which is masked by the Hypervisor.

It has been demonstrated that VMware ESXi can be run in VMware Workstation 7.1.

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coolsport00Commented:
Sorry...away for a bit. Apologies "joensw"...didn't fully see that you did activate (wierd spelling there) VT in your phys PC BIOS.

Ok, so well, you can nest hypervisors since you can install ESXi, but I guess the most accurate statement is you can't nest a non-VMware hypervisor. Or, maybe even more accurate, can't nest 2 Type-2 hypervisors. I wasn't aware you couldn't install Hyper-V in Workstation...thanks for that "hanccocka". But, since Hyper-V does come in a baremetal version, can that install in Workstation? According to here: http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=10175, I guess it's possible, but not likely much will work, so certainly as "hanccocka" says, not worth the effort. There are many posts about attempts to do so unsuccessfully.

I concur with "hanccocka" to run ESXi as a VM in Workstation if you're needing a 2nd hypervisor to test with, etc.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
One last thing you could try.....

Have you enabled the Processor Options in VMware Workstation for the Virtual Machine for Intel-VT or AMD-V.

Editing the Virtual Machine

Hardware. Select Processors. In the Preferred Mode field select the Intel-VTx or AMD-V option.

The default is Automatic, but sometimes, it needs to be forced, I thought I would mention this.

 Enable Intel-VT in VMware Workstation for the processor in the hardware of the virtual machine
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joenswAuthor Commented:
thnx experts for help
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