HYPER-V and ESXI Kari - have you tried this

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    HYPER-V and ESXI Kari - have you tried this


    Hi there
    has anybody especially @Kari tried creating an ESXI VM on HYPER-V and then attaching VM's to the Esxi VM.

    I'd imagine if possible the response time would be quite good as Esxi is such a TINY OS.

    Running esxi as a VM would also get round some of its pickier bits on hardware selection too.

    I've had success with W2K3 server as a VM serving a number of VM's using W7 enterprise as a Host (for the W2K3 VM) -- time though to get rid of this - and looking for an easy way to serve a load of VM's without having to re-create them all. The version of W2K3 server I was using allows 64 bit guests so W10 VM's were working fine.

    Cheers
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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    Interesting idea. Decided to test, will report back with results.

    HYPER-V and ESXI Kari - have you tried this-2016_06_19_10_19_501.png
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Kari said:
    Interesting idea. Decided to test, will report back with results.

    HYPER-V and ESXI Kari - have you tried this-2016_06_19_10_19_501.png
    Thanks --love to see those

    Cheers
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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    It does not work, I cannot get ESXi install to proceed from what's seen in screenshot in my previous post. It's been "Relocating modules and starting up the kernel" now for two hours.
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  5. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi there

    @Kari

    I'm having better luck running Esxi as a VM on VMWARE on W2K3 Host - have a spare machine to do this and a VL licence for W2K3 server - but the object of the exercise was to avoid the main HOST overhead. VM's connect also without problem but I/O goes BONKERS - even with an SSD. !!

    I got a W7 and W10 VM to connect but even with SSD the HDD light stayed hard on -- running on a 64 GB Ram Hyperthreading CPU machine so no lack of hardware resources.

    Watching the Footie now !!! France tonight - but Iceland doing great --pity last night Own goal against Hungary in last 5 mins !!! so 1-1 Grrrrrhh ! - but we still could qualify - last match against Austria next week. (One point on Wednesday will be enough !!!).

    Cheers
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  6. Mystere's Avatar
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    My understanding is that nested virtualization has only recently been added to Hyper-V, and I've only seen it in the context of running Hyper-V within Hyper-V. (ESX and to some extent VMWare Workstation have had a hidden way to gain partial nested virtualization for quite some time).

    See Nested Virtualization

    There's also a page here that has a lot of resources:

    NESTED VIRTUALIZATION | virtuallyGhetto

    The nesting is largely dependent upon the nested instance (in this case esxi) so there may be a special configuration you have to apply to make this work in Hyper-V.

    Just found this:

    Install a VMWare ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor in a Hyper-V VM | PowerShell, Programming and DevOps
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Mystere said:
    My understanding is that nested virtualization has only recently been added to Hyper-V, and I've only seen it in the context of running Hyper-V within Hyper-V. (ESX and to some extent VMWare Workstation have had a hidden way to gain partial nested virtualization for quite some time).

    See Nested Virtualization

    There's also a page here that has a lot of resources:

    NESTED VIRTUALIZATION | virtuallyGhetto

    The nesting is largely dependent upon the nested instance (in this case esxi) so there may be a special configuration you have to apply to make this work in Hyper-V.

    Just found this:

    Install a VMWare ESXi 6.0 Hypervisor in a Hyper-V VM | PowerShell, Programming and DevOps

    Hi there

    Thanks for the info -- I'll look at that esxi with your link

    Cheers
    jimbo
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