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whorsfall
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VMWare workstation Hyper-V support?

Hi,

On the Vmware Workstation comparison page

http://www.vmware.com/au/products/workstation/compare.html

It talks about Hyper-V Support.

Can somebody explain what this means. I was under the impression that you cannot use Hyper-V and VMWare workstation on the same machine?

I searched the documentation and could not find a reference (unless I missed something here).

Thanks,

Ward.

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wila
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Hi,

That's marketing at their best Smiley Happy , I'm surprised they tout Hyper-V support at the 2nd point in the list even.

You are absolutely correct that you cannot enable the Hyper-V role on a host and then install or run VMware Workstation. It will not work (at all).

You can however enable Hyper-V in a guest and use Hyper-V while running under Workstation.

This probably will require you to change the guest OS on that VM to Hyper-V in order to work reliable.

Note however that your Hyper-V guests performance as nested VMs (running as guests within your VM) will not be optimal.

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Wil

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