ESX on ESX – Supporting Nested Virtualization

During this week’s VMware Communities Podcast, nested ESX came up with a lot of feedback. The user community seems to demand more from VMware than what is available for this practice. The concept is simple: VMware’s current products technically allow ESX to run as a virtual machine.

Read the rest of this blog post on the Everyday Virtualization blog online at Virtualization Review.


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2 responses to this post.

  1. How about Hyper-V on ESX? But seriously, its sort of fun to think about recursive ESX, especially when you add in things like recursive thin provisioning. I hope I don’t drive into a hidden pot hole AKA a worm hole on the way home tonight!


  2. And then recursive memory overcommit πŸ™‚ Maybe a Hyper-V host as a virtual machine on an ESX host would actually give memory overcommit to Hyper-V in a transitive fashion. That would be spooky.

    I haven’t tried Hyper-V or XenServer as guests, but have a suspicion it may not work with the practice we do for ESX as a guest. I have, however, had a Sun VirtualBox host as a guest before.

    I hope you don’t drive into a hole either – but moreso hope you are not driving while commenting on blogs πŸ™‚

    Nice to meet you last week, by the way.


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