How to run Hyper-V nested in VMware Workstation

How to enable Hyper-V nested in VMWare Workstation

In this article we’ll learn the steps to configure Hyper-V nested in VMWare Workstation. Nested Virtualization is the ability to run virtualization  within virtualization i.e. on Virtual machines. In other words, we can say the process of creating virtual machines on a virtual machine. In this practical, we have created a virtual machine naming HV01 on VMware Workstation and then try to install the role of Hyper-V on HV01. But by default nested virtualization is not supported. To enable the nested virtualization in VMware Workstation, we have to modify some virtual machine settings.

Steps to enable Hyper-V nested in VMWare Workstation

1. Open Server Manager and click on “Add roles and Features” to install the role of Hyper-V.

How to enable Nested Virtualisation for Hyper-V (1)
2. On ‘Add roles and feature Wizard’ we will verify all the prerequisites like administrator account has a password, the valid static IP address is configured on the box, etc. These pre-requisites are to completed, before proceeding further. Click on Next to continue.

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2 thoughts on “How to run Hyper-V nested in VMware Workstation

  • September 18, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Very useful article.. It resolved my issue and now able to make my VM as hyper V server.

    Thanks and appreciate..

  • December 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you, I’ve just been looking for information about this subject for a long time and yours is
    the greatest. I was facing an issue while running Hyper-V nested in VMWare Workstation in my home lab but your article made it really simple for me. Thanks again


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