11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2010 12:28 PM by continuum RSS

    REQ:  Add 64-bit emulation to VMware Workstation to allow for nested 64-bit Guest OS in WS ESX

    MattG Master


      Workstation 7 now supports ESX running as a VM.  However,  the VT/AMD-V cpu virtualization features of the CPU that are required for 64-bit Guest OSes in ESX are not passed through when the ESX host is a VM in VMware workstation.



      Please consider the effort that it would take to add the needed emulation code to allow this functionality.  Now that Windows 2008 R2 is 64-bit only,  it greatly limits the usefulness of running ESX labs in Workstation.



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