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Windows 7: Can I run Hyper-V on top of Sun VirtualBox

04 Jul 2010   #1
satimis

Windows Vista
 
 
Can I run Hyper-V on top of Sun VirtualBox

Hi folks,

host - Ubuntu 10.04 bit
VM (guest) Win 7 64 bit
Sun VirtualBox

Can I install Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on Win 7. I.E. run Windows virtualizer on top of Sun virtualizer? Thanks

B.R.
satimis


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04 Jul 2010   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
yes no prob provided it recognizes your virtual hardare--but of course performance might be an issue when you run a vm in a vm.

Vmware ESXi will run in a virtual server BTW.

cheers
jimbo
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04 Jul 2010   #3
satimis

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
yes no prob provided it recognizes your virtual hardare--but of course performance might be an issue when you run a vm in a vm.

Vmware ESXi will run in a virtual server BTW.
Hi jimbo,

Thanks for your advice.

This is ONLY a test.

I ran several virtualizers before, Xen (Open Source), KVM/QEMU, OpenVZ, VServer, VMWare, VBox etc. To save space not to run each of them on its own PC I tested them on its own hard drive installed in the same PC. But it is inconvenient I have to install several hard disc in the PC. Now I'm prepared testing MS Hyper-V server I wonder whether I can run a virtualizer on top of another virtualizer.

B.R.
satimis
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05 Jul 2010   #4
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satimis View Post
Hi folks,

host - Ubuntu 10.04 bit
VM (guest) Win 7 64 bit
Sun VirtualBox

Can I install Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on Win 7. I.E. run Windows virtualizer on top of Sun virtualizer? Thanks

B.R.
satimis
The real question would be, "Why?" Why would you want to do that? Why would you virtualize a virtualization server?
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05 Jul 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Actually there are many good reasons why you might want to do this.
Remember that the Hyper-V needs a separate machine to connect and manage the Virtual Machines in its data store so performance aside this seems a perfecly good way of doing a "POC" or Proof of concept type of test.

Cheers

jimbo
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06 Jul 2010   #6
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Actually there are many good reasons why you might want to do this.
Remember that the Hyper-V needs a separate machine to connect and manage the Virtual Machines in its data store so performance aside this seems a perfecly good way of doing a "POC" or Proof of concept type of test.

Cheers

jimbo
Ah, so as long as this isn't a production sort of thing.
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06 Jul 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The typical problem you run into when running a virtualization product within a virtualization product, is when you try to start up a VM....it's often missing the ability to start it up.

Here is a link for running ESX or ESXi as a virtual machine;
How to run VMWare ESX or ESXi in a virtual machine? - Server Fault
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