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hyper-v through server 2012 running in vmware player

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by shadowwebs, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    so I have a little problem here in that I am currently trying to test out hyper-v within server 2012, however I am running server 2012 through VMware player which does not support hyper-v.

    is there a way around this or do I need to get myself a different virtualisation software like oracle virtual box?
     
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  2. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    Can you install windows 8.1 on anything a hyper-v I built in to that
     
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  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I guess I could do it that way, where I would install Server 2012 as the host on my PC and then start Hyper-V to run 8.1

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    ignore my ignorance, it appears that I was not aware that you could use Hyper-V within Windows 8.1, now that I have realised this I can start to have a play.
     
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  4. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    Yeah it's one of the main reasons I upgraded my work machine to 8.1
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    You can't run Hyper-V in a VM. It needs to be on a physical machine.

    Also worth noting that the Hyper-V in 8.1 is a cut down version of that in 2012.

    :)
     

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