jmtella
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VMware 12.5 and Hyper-V

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VMware 12.5: It will be hypervisor type 1 ?, or at least will be able to have Hyper-V installed on the same machine and the same time and virtual machines running both environments at once?

Currently Hyper-V and allows nesting with Hyper-V itself. It will allow to VMWare?

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dariusd
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A type 1 hypervisor really is an operating system in its own right... It doesn't seem practical for Workstation to be turned into a Type 1 hypervisor that runs "on" Windows.

VMware can take responsibility for our own ability to run nested instances of VMware products and 3rd-party hypervisors, but the capacity of 3rd-party hypervisors to run nested instances of our products is really up to those 3rd party vendors.  Installing the Hyper-V role on a host effectively moves "Windows" into a Hyper-V virtual machine, so any virtual machine we try to run will effectively be nested inside Hyper-V.  As Microsoft continues to improve Hyper-V's nested virtualization capabilities, I'm confident that we will someday be able to run with the Hyper-V role installed on the host, but it seems we're not quite there yet.

Cheers,

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Darius

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dariusd
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A type 1 hypervisor really is an operating system in its own right... It doesn't seem practical for Workstation to be turned into a Type 1 hypervisor that runs "on" Windows.

VMware can take responsibility for our own ability to run nested instances of VMware products and 3rd-party hypervisors, but the capacity of 3rd-party hypervisors to run nested instances of our products is really up to those 3rd party vendors.  Installing the Hyper-V role on a host effectively moves "Windows" into a Hyper-V virtual machine, so any virtual machine we try to run will effectively be nested inside Hyper-V.  As Microsoft continues to improve Hyper-V's nested virtualization capabilities, I'm confident that we will someday be able to run with the Hyper-V role installed on the host, but it seems we're not quite there yet.

Cheers,

--

Darius

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