(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Nested Virtualization in Azure


Today's tip...

We are excited to announce that you can now enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months.

For software and hardware prerequisites, configuration steps and limitations for nested virtualization please see the document here.  Check out these articles by Micah McKittrick on troubleshooting Azure VMs when RDP and SSH are down using nested virtualization:

Troubleshoot a Broken Azure VM using Nested Virtualization in Azure (RDFE)

Troubleshoot a Broken Azure VM using Nested Virtualization in Azure (ARM)

Troubleshoot a Broken Azure VM using Nested Virtualization in Azure (Managed Disk)

Comments (2)

  1. Ed Grigson says:

    At least we can do it, but is this fully supported or ‘use at your own risk’?

    1. Nested virtualization in Hyper-V 2016 running on an Azure VM is fully supported. The only caveat, is that the VM size must be one that supports nested virtualization. Currently only the M-Series, Dv3-Series, and Ev3-Series size VMs support nested virtualization workloads.

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