VMware does not support nested ESXi guest is a matter of policy; not a matter of technological possibility. You can run an ESXi within an ESXi as VM.
vhv.enabled = "true" set the vmx configuration file of an ESXi will allow the ESXi VM to support virtualisation within it.
If you haven't seen/read this Running Nested VMs , you should read that.
You are correct, VMware will not support Nested ESXi. The meaning of "vhv.enabled = true"
Nested virtualization is when you run guest hypervisor, like ESXi 5 or later version, inside a virtual machine(VM) instead that on real physical server hardware. This will require hardware-assisted virtualization (HV) for 64-bit capable system and CPU. Because of the we enabling vhv.enabled = true. Refer the below
Thanks for quick response.
maybe I know that.
Let me rephrase:
Guests on the ESXi guest | <-- Unsupported.
type1 hypervisor[Nested ESXi]| <-- Unsupported.
type1 hypervisor[ESXi host] | <--- I want to ask you whether it'll be supported or not.
Thanks for your patience.
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Guests on the ESXi guest | <-- Unsupported. -- > Means Installing ESXi on vmware workstation/fusion for home testing purpose. You are not supported
type1 hypervisor[Nested ESXi] | <-- Unsupported. --> Install ESXi inside an ESXi, then install & configure VMs on that inside ESXi hosts, not supported.
type1 hypervisor[ESXi host] | --> Yes. You are supported. If your are installing licensed ESXi on recommended Hardware. Refer recommended h/w list,