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Nested Hyper-V Server 2012 in VMware Workstation 9

Written by Mo Elamin. Posted in Blog, Microsoft

When creating a Hyper-v lab, one of the best ways is to create a nested hypervisor Within VMware Workstation. The latest additions of workstation 9  is the smoothest when trying to run server 2012 or windows 8 vms.

Set up VMware Workstation

Within VMware Workstation create a new VM by using the Windows Server 2012 template. you will need to make two tweaks to the VM configuration in order to (fully) support Hyper-V Server: In the Virtual online casino nederland Machine Settings dialog box, enable the Virtualization engine options( Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-v/RVI and Virtualize CPU performance counters).


Once the vm template is created , you will need to modify  VMware’s .VMX configuration file from the VMware’s working directory. You can find the working directory by navigating to the Options page in the Virtual Machine Settings dialog box and checking the Working directory field.

Add the following three new entries to the .VMX configuration file. VMware configuration files can be opened with any text editor.

hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”

mce.enable = “TRUE”

vhv.enable = “TRUE”


hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”: This option tricks the VM “into running in a virtualised instance

vhv.enable = “TRUE”: This option enables nested virtualization

mce.enable = “TRUE”:   This option enableS the Windows Server 2012 VM to report CPU hardware issues
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