Creating Windows Hyper-V training VMs
Posted on 2015-01-26
We need to create a lab environment where we can spin up the following to help train people how to use HyperV with our applications.
Each student will need:
2 HyperV systems
each system will have 4 Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs on it.
The 2 hosts need to be virtual so that we can duplicate them and grow with scale depending on the number of students in the class.
However at this time it looks like HyperV cannot be a role installed on a VM that is hosted by VMware host or HyperV host. At least not in a supported state.
We're not sure how else we're supposed to train our staff on using HyperV in the field. It can't just be basic HyperV training that is already out there.
Is there any product out there where you can create a virtual machine that runs HyperV and then inside that VM which is now a virtual host, run four other VMs?
Since Microsoft and VMware both don't officially support running nested HyperV I'm not sure where to look.