I have the latest version of VMware player (free). I have an OVA that requires VT-x/EPT and am running into this exact issue:
I have a clean, updated version of Windows 10. I'm using the latest version of Player, Hyper-V is disabled. I see a number of people aren't having any luck on workarounds. Any updates?
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please provide some information about your hardware.
Create a VM (e.g. a virtual ESXi host) and enable "Enable VT-x/EPT ..:" on the virtual CPU, then start the VM, and if you see the same error, attach the VM's vmware.log file to your next reply.
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7600U CPU @ 2.80GHz
Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9, GenuineIntel
Microcode signature: 000000D6
HYPERVISOR * Hypervisor is present
VMX - Supports Intel hardware-assisted virtualization
EPT - Supports Intel extended page tables (SLAT)
URG - Supports Intel unrestricted guest
vmware log attached. Thanks!
|2020-08-09T12:39:13.120-04:00| vmx| I005: Common: MSR||0x3a =||0|
Unfortunately it's not detected as enabled. Can you confirm that - after enabling it in the BIOS - that you did a complete power cycle of the host, i.e. complete power off/power on?
What does CPU-Z report?
-With virtualization disabled in the bios, cpu-id Instructions shows VT-x. When I try to run the VM, Player errors out saying it needs VT-x. Task manager shows virtualization disabled.
-With virtualization enabled in the bios, cpu-id Instructions does not show VT-x. When I try to run the VM, Player gives my original error. Task manager shows virtualization enabled.
Latest BIOS and firmware. I'm officially confused.
I'm also experiencing the same issue. I've also included my vmware log as well. I've seen previous thread and have only been able to run my ESXi VM by disabling Hyper-V. Any help on this would be appreciated.
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version: 10.0.19041 N/A Build 19041
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
: Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~4001 Mhz
The System Summary screen shot doesn't show the Hyper-V settings. Please scroll down on the right side for these settings.
Btw. you can insert images directly into the reply, no need to add them as an attachment.
I think you are faced with the fact that Vmvare Workstation (and the Player) does not support nested virtualization on Windows hosts with Hoper-V support enabled. This situation occurs on Windows 10 2004 and later. Although Vmvare declares that Hoper-V and Workstation can work together, this is not true in terms of nested virtualization. The only solution to use nested virtualization is to disable the Hyper-V boot. See details in the discussion in thread - VMware Workstation does not support nested virtualization on this host.