Installing ESXi on Hyper V 2012

Jack S
Jack S used Ask the Experts™
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Hi,

I want to build a vmware environment on Hyper V. Will use Openfiler as a storage.

Please let me know is it possible to build it on Hyper 2012?
Does Hyper V supports nested visualization?
Any other suggestion rather than Openfiler?
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Commented:
Nested virtualization is not currently supported.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Commented:
As stated nested virtualization is not currently supported.  

BUT, WHY?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Turn it on it's head, and install Hyper-V in ESXi - supported for Labs!

Nesting Hypervisors is supported in ESXi.
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You can't. Hyper-V uses the the VT technology of your CPU exclusively, and any VM running won't be able to use that. ESXi requires VT to be able to run.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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I would also recommend modern newer alternatives to Openfiler, it's old outdated, and has not been updated since 2009.

FreeNAS, Nexenta are far better storage solutions, or a Linux distro using ZFS, iSCSI and NFS or XPEnology!

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