Can't do VMware and Hyper-V


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It is difficult to post in this forum when I have updates to a prior post but can't just tag on to the prior post due to the moderation and the fact my prior posts haven't made it through the moderation queue yet...

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I've learned that you can't run VMware and Hyper-V at the same time.  This means in my case since I had VMware Workstation installed it would no longer run after I installed MS Hyper-V in order to try out viBoot.  So, unfortunately I can't try out this new product, and I was kind of excited about it.  Well, I guess I COULD still try it out by uninstalling Hyper-V and rebooting the computer each time I wanted to run Workstation but that's not worth it to me.

It'll be interesting to watch how others move forward with viBoot though.



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Hi Gork,

Unfortunatley, you are correct that Hyper-V and VMWare cannot co-exist on the same hardware. As mentioned in one of my previous responses - we do intend to support VMWare in a future release. In the mean time, I did a quick Google search and found this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/22283.how-to-install-hyper-v-on-vmware-workstation-10.aspx.

It details how to install Hyper-V on VMWare Workstation 10. We have not tested this ourselves, but it might provide a temporary solution for you to test Macrium viBoot.

Kind Regards,
Jamie - Macrium Support

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I didn't think of trying to use Hyper-V inside a Workstation vm so thanks.  I did find some "solutions" on trying to run Hyper-V and Workstation side by side, but they included caveats I was not willing to live with.  The cleanest way is to install the Hyper-V components when you want to use them, then uninstall them when you want to use Workstation.  But I use Workstation often, so that'd be a pain - especially considering a reboot is required after un/installing Hyper-V.

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Unfortunately if you try and run viBoot under Win8.1 Pro in a Workstation VM you get a 'cannot run viBoot in a virtual machine'
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You have to make some changes to the Workstation vm setup file. Did you try following the instructions at the Web page linked above and it still didn't work?

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Sorry, above anonymous poster was me.


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Jeez, I hope anonymous posting isn't intended to remain as a permanent feature here. ... "Arvy" Crying
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I know this is a very old thread but worth posting this

You can make a new boot entry so you can then choose on reboot whether to boot with Hyper V turned on or not.

1. Install Hyper V
2. bcdedit /copy "{current}" /d "Hyper-V" 
3. bcdedit /set "{current}" hypervisorlaunchtype off
Then you can choose when you boot if you want Hyper V or not so if you want to use vmware for example you pick the boot option without Hyper V.

Edited 16 February 2017 3:37 AM by Mike A
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I just read a news article announcing VMware Workstation Pro 14 will be released in October and will have the ability to run Hyper-V inside a VM inside Workstation...  It'll be nice to be able to more easily try out viBoot!  That is, if I can swallow the upgrade price a year early - I normally only upgrade Workstation every other year and just did so last year.  But this addition is enticing!

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That's because as of Win10 / Server 2016, Hyper-V has supported nested virtualization. It can be handy when you want to conduct labs (running on VMs) that involve setting up Hyper-V, for example. I personally wish it would go the other way since I would imagine performance would be better if you had the Tier 1 hypervisor (Hyper-V) running on hardware hosting the Tier 2 hypervisor rather than the other way around.

Also don't forget that exploring this will require a separate Windows license for the VM unless of course you're fine just using the trial period.
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