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Hi,

Is there a way to run VMWare workstation and Hyper-v on the same machine.
Please don't ask why, I just want to play around with both.

Thanks.
J.
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No, you can only have one virtualization platform installed on one OS.
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Vmware Workstation or ESXi?

ESXi is the VMware product equivalent to HyperV

If so then yes only 1 hyperv can be used on one machine (boot disk)

However, you can install ESXi on a USB stick and then boot to that so you could have the following

Boot the machine from HyperV (with its internal disk)
When you want to boot ESXi, then boot accordingly to the USB stick.
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1 hypervisor
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Yes, there is you can use VMware Hypervisor (ESXi 5.0) to install and use Nested Hypervisors.

So installing ESXi 5.0 on a single bare metal installation, you can install Hyper-V in one VM and VMware Workstation in another VM if required.
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Please see here for details.

VMware vSphere 5.0 can virtualize itself + 64-bit nested guests
http://www.vcritical.com/2011/07/vmware-vsphere-can-virtualize-itself/
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Hi

You can even with VMware Workstation 7, then install Hyper-V in a VM.

Even you get some issues(on Hyper-V) this is possible. If the attempt is just to test labs, no problem.

It will no be possible to run VMs, inside of the Hyper-V, but is possible to run both.

So I do not understand why choose the first answer without have all the information.

Jail
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The only solution that works for me is 1 hypervisor per hardware machine.
I know you can run vm's in vm's or esx in vm or vm in hyper-v but that's not ok performance-wise.
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Hi

Sorry but the question is "Is there a way to run VMware workstation and Hyper-v on the same machine."

The answer is, YES.

Issues regarding performance is another question.

Jail
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Actually performance is very good, just to through in another response. Better than you would think.
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@SouthMod: To reflect the accuracy of the EE Knowledgebase, my comments still stand.
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@janhoedt

"I know you can run vm's in vm's or esx in vm or vm in hyper-v but that's not ok performance-wise."

So you've tested this? and if so what hardware platform did you test on?
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