Is it possible to enable nested virtualization for Windows 10 Hyper-V, for the root environment? The root Windows environment cannot run other virtualization software like VMWare without it.

  • Can you please update your hardware details. – vembutech Sep 14 '17 at 14:08
  • @vembutech What does my hardware have to do with whether or not a product has a feature? – David Pfeffer Sep 14 '17 at 20:26

Three is possible to enable nested virtualization on exact stopped machine by PowerShell command with Administrator privileges:

Set-VMProcessor -VMName deb9 -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions $true

where deb9 is a stopped virtual machine name which can be taken from Hyper-V management console: hyper-v

  • This doesn't answer the question of how to do this for the root environment. – David Pfeffer Dec 17 '18 at 14:43
  • @DavidPfeffer could you please explain what is "root environment" for you? – Oleg Neumyvakin Dec 17 '18 at 16:38
  • The root environment is Windows 10 w/ Hyper-V. – David Pfeffer Dec 18 '18 at 20:06
  • @DavidPfeffer so command line in my answer is doing exactly this. You have host OS(root environment is Windows 10 w/ Hyper-V) which has VMs which has option ExposeVirtualizationExtensions and this option have to be set to enable nested virtualization fo this VM – Oleg Neumyvakin Dec 19 '18 at 6:27
  • @DavidPfeffer VMware doesn't work in same time with Hyper-V, because of Guard Credentials communities.vmware.com/thread/600620 – Oleg Neumyvakin Dec 19 '18 at 6:29

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