Nested VMWare VMs

mubs

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My now dead PC ran a W98 VMWare VM inside VMWare Workstation 4 in XP Pro.

I'm planning to use VMWare Converter to convert the physical XP installation into a VM, then run this VM inside Win7-64 using VMWare Player. Will I be able to access the W98 VM inside the WinXP VM? Basically running one VM inside of another?

Thanks.
 

Chewy509

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Current high-end Intel CPUs support VT-x/EPT which allows nested virtualisation instances. However I don't know if VMWare player can actually do it itself. (IIRC, ESXi can, but don' know about Player).
 

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I'm with the rest in expecting it can, however I would recommend just pulling the VM files out to your 7 build and running the 98 VM alongside the XP VM, instead of inside it.
 

MaxBurn

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I'm with the rest in expecting it can, however I would recommend just pulling the VM files out to your 7 build and running the 98 VM alongside the XP VM, instead of inside it.
This, thould be easy to pull the machine out and make it stand alone.
 

mubs

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Thanks all. The ideal situation would be to be able to run the W98 VM in Player 5 directly in W7-64. I'll be very happy with that. Will post back when I reach that stage.
 
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