Any chance of getting a reply to this from anyone at VMware? It'd be really great to get some visibility into how VMware intends to co-exist with these features, if at all, and a timeline for such a capability to be supported.
Please read the replies of jmattson in the following thread:
You can't run Workstation and Hyper-V because Hyper-V doesn't support nested virtualisation, at least not at this moment in one of the current versions of Hyper-V AFAIK.
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Thanks for the reply & info. That's interesting and makes a lot of sense re: lack of support for nested virtualisation in Hyper-V. The good news is that this appears to be changing:
- Windows Insider Preview: Nested Virtualization - Windows Virtualization Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
- Nested Virtualization
I've emailed their virtualisation team to see if we can get some insight on plans for supporting 3rd-party hypervisors w/ nested Hyper-V, co-existence w/ Windows 10 VBS features, and a combination of both of these.
I'll update this thread with the response (if I get one).
If Hyper-V virtualizes the hardware-assisted virtualization features of the underlying CPU, it will be possible to run VMware Workstation VMs nested under Hyper-V, but performance probably won't be very good.
Just belatedly updating this thread to note that I did get a response from Ben Armstrong & Theo Thompson of the Hyper-V virtualisation team confirming that interoperability with 3rd-party virtualisation solutions via nested virtualisation is definitely on the roadmap.
In Windows 10 RS1 builds with Credential Guard enabled, VMware vmx86.sys causes BSOD when attempting binary translation through "vmx.allowNested = TRUE" in VMX file. Similar issue happens also with VirtualBox.
Tried to "disable" Hyper-V at bcdedit level (Switch easily between VirtualBox and Hyper-V with a BCDEdit boot Entry in Windows 8.1 - Scott Hanselman) with same results.