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VMWare has released something to get your head spinning: a tool to better manage nested hypervisors. Virtzilla knows about nesting its ESXi hypervisor and says it is possible to do so inside its Fusion, Workstation and vSphere products, but also makes it plain that attempting to do so in a production environment is not just …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It only took 30+ or so years

    I was doing this in the early 80's on a 4341 running VM. That was with 16MB of memory.

  2. Stuart Van Onselen

    One word

    Actually, one letter.


    1. A Non e-mouse Silver badge

      Re: One word

      We've done it in training. Each student has one PC running ESXi, with ESXi, VCentre and Windows VMs inside it. It worked quite well.

      I can also see its use when doing proof-of-concept work with ESXi, VCentre, etc.

      Not sure why you'd do it in production, though...

      1. Stuart Van Onselen

        Re: One word

        Ok, now I get it.

        And when you have to train the trainers, each trainee-trainee would have one VM which in turn holds one VM per simulated student, which in turn holds several VMs representing all the machines in a simulated client's physical network, and some of these machines will have VMs in them, just as a client would have VMs...

        "We must go deeper"

  3. John Sanders

    The real question is...

    Why would anybody want to run Hyper-V...

    1. John P

      Re: Windows 8 and 8.1 are to force the masses to want Metro UI

      People with no IT budget who want VMotion-like capabilities...

      1. xenny

        Re: Windows 8 and 8.1 are to force the masses to want Metro UI

        Or who want lots of cores/VM, or did want more than 32 GB of RAM.

        You also get VMotion like capabilities without needing the equivalent of a VCenter host

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