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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition by Leandro Carvalho, Charbel Nemnom, Patrick Lownds

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Enabling nested virtualization

This has been one of the most requested features for Hyper-V for many years. This is because Hyper-V did not support nested virtualization. In Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, Microsoft added support for Nested Virtualization.

This feature has been around on other Type 1 hypervisors for a while now, but until recently, Microsoft showed little interest in providing the same functionality. This is because the only real use cases were home lab and training environments.

However, Microsoft went beyond the basic use of Nested Virtualization, and they have added containers into Windows Server 2016. This is the real reason why Microsoft took the time to enable nested virtualization. In the event this topic is new for you, ...

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