How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

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How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby kirankotari » 6. May 2019, 13:06

Hi Team,

Trying to enable Nested Virtualization for Intel CPU, May I know the steps ? if possible.

Thanks,
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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby mpack » 6. May 2019, 14:29

Nested virtualization is not currently (6.0.6) supported on Intel hosts.
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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby VM-F4n[2] » 7. May 2019, 11:15

omg, way not? :?: What's the reason? :?
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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby andyp73 » 7. May 2019, 11:38

VM-F4n[2] wrote:What's the reason?

According to the VirtualBox devs, Intel made it significantly more complicated to implement than AMD did. The Intel support is a work-in-progress so keep watching this space.

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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby Alexander6 » 18. Jul 2019, 11:07

Hi All, I just updated my virtualbox on 6.0.10 release. My host system is an Intel cpu (i5- third generation). I would like to know if I can turn the nested virtualization on for my Linux guest system. From the options under cpu tab the option is greyed out . How long anyone should wait for getting this option on intel cpus? I need to run some nested virtualization tests, but if it takes much time to enable it, I would swap on another hypevisors. Please let me know

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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby socratis » 18. Jul 2019, 11:36

Alexander6 wrote:I would like to know if I can turn the nested virtualization on for my Linux guest system
I would like to know which parts of the previous answers you didn't quite understand; nested virtualization is available only for AMD CPUs, not Intel ones, as of this writing.

Alexander6 wrote:How long anyone should wait for getting this option on intel cpus?
The developers never reveal their plans/timeline. Can you imagine what would happen if they said "By Sep/2019" and they couldn't deliver? Everybody would yell "Murder!"... ;)
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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby Alexander6 » 18. Jul 2019, 11:42

Ok, could you suggest me another hypevisor ready to intel nested virtualization? Do you know if vmware player supports it ?
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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby socratis » 18. Jul 2019, 11:45

No. I use exclusively VirtualBox.
Plus, I'm mostly on OSX, I doubt that if I were to suggest Parallels or Fusion (haven't tried either) would help you...
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Re: How to enable Intel - Nested Virtualization ?

Postby Sigi70 » 28. Aug 2019, 08:13

Alexander6 wrote:Ok, could you suggest me another hypevisor ready to intel nested virtualization? Do you know if vmware player supports it ?

Yes. VMware workstation/Player is capable of doing this. I used it for quite complex vSphere scenarios. At the moment switching to VirtualBox due to the fact that VMwareWorkstation is not supporting a bigger MTU size than 1500, which is not working with NSX-T. If you are fine with this limitation, Workstation is fine.
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