I'm needing to install VMWare inside of an Azure instance running Win2k12 Datacenter edition.

Under Control Panel -> Server Manager -> Remove Roles, it tells me Hyper-V is not installed, so I'm not able to remove it there.

Under msconfig, I have about 6 or so hyperv entries, but disabling them and restarting still does not allow VMWare to install, which complains that HyperV is running.

  • @Ramhound Hyper-V is installed as a Role, not an application. – Taegost Jul 11 '13 at 14:41
  • Cannot be removed as a Role either, see screenshot: cannot remove HyperV – ljs.dev Jul 11 '13 at 15:03
  • Is your Azure instance running as a VM on HyperV? Running virtual machines instead of virtual machines does not end well. – Darth Android Jul 11 '13 at 15:05
  • I'm not sure of how Microsoft has setup Azure. Is it completely not possibly to run VMWare under this infrastructure or just not recommended? – ljs.dev Jul 11 '13 at 15:22

You cannot run any OS virtualization software, such as VMWare, on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine. You may run a Linux or Windows Server OS image as a vm, but it will run under the Windows Azure virtualization infrastructure.

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