Our DevOps team created a VM instance in our Azure Cloud.

The O/S is "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter" version 10.0.14393

I want to run create a "nested" VM instance on this PC.

I tried enabling Hyper-V using the process described here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/nested-virtualization

But when I went to start the VM I got a message

Failed to start the virtual machine because one of the Hyper-V components is not running

VM Error

When I asked our DevOps team about it, they said

The Azure VM is already a virtual machine running on physical server provided by MS and Hyper-V is only supported on physical boxes.

I'm not sure this is true. Is it possible to enable Hyper-V inside an Azure VM?

1 Answer 1


Nested Virt is only available using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes.


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