How to Enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V Windows Server 2016

This post may be useful if you’re like me and testing out Azure Stack. If you are unaware of Azure Stack, in short, it allows organizations to have Azure (Cloud) on their own environment/datacenter. Here is a LINK for more information on Azure Stack. Azure Stack is currently in phase TP2 (Technical Preview 2) and this is the version I will be deploying and testing.

Anyways..

Before getting started with Azure Stack, your physical Windows Server 2016 box must have Nested Virtualization enabled.

First things first, the VM will need to have:

  • Dynamic Memory disabled and a minimum of 96GB of memory

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  • VM will need to have at least 1 vCPU. I gave it 16 as per system/hardware recommendations. For the complete post, please visit, SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff.com.

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