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Friday, December 23, 2016

Windows Server 2016 New Features: Nested Virtualization

Nested virtualization is a new feature available in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 v 1607 and it allows to run Hyper-V feature inside a virtual machine:
There are some prerequisites for nested virtualization:

  • Hyper-V host or guest must be Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 v 1607
  • Guest must be with configuration version 8.0 or higher
  • Host must have Intel processor with VT-x and EPT technology.

Note alsow that dynamic memory and hot add/remove memory feature does not work in nested VMs.
There are also additional networking configuration necessary for this to work.

More info here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/user-guide/nested-virtualization

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