Nesting Hyper-V under VMWare ESXi 5.5

If you have ever built test environment you will probably use free virtualization solutions. I installed free ESXi VMWare, but because I use Windows guest machines  I run into trouble of installing Hyper-V role. It is possible but here are the steps.

    1. First shutdown guest virtual machine and download its configuration .VMX file from datastore
    2. Open VMX file in editor like Notepad++ and insert next lines

monitor.virtual_mmu = “hardware”
monitor.virtual_exec = “hardware”
cpuid.1.ecx = “
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- --H- ----"

hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”
vhv.enable = “TRUE”
sched.mem.maxmemctl = “0”


Turn on virtual machine and ‘”Vala”you will be able to install Hyper-V role on VMWare guest virtual machine