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Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Nested Virtualization

Planning / Implementation

5 Feb 2016
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Windows Server 2016 includes a number new features that will be useful to IT managers and nested virtualization is one of them. This new feature makes it possible to create virtual machines inside virtual machines running on one physical server. This feature is particularly useful in cloud environments.

In this paper we describe how to enable and use this feature on Lenovo servers using Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 (TP4). We provide the step-by-step instructions on how to create a virtual machine inside a Hyper-V virtual machine.

This paper is aimed at IT specialists and IT managers wanting to understand more about the new features of Windows Server 2016 and is part of a series of technical papers on the new operating system.

Table of Contents

Hyper-V virtualization
Creating a nested virtual machine

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