The answer is sort of.Â Strictly speaking it is possible.Â You can indeed enable the Hyper-V role in a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.Â Iâ€™ve done it on both OSâ€™s on both VMware Workstation 6.5 and on Hyper-V.Â Logically this means you can deploy Hyper-V Server 2008 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 in a VM.
You can even create VMâ€™s on the hosts.Â However, the hardware requirements are not passed through to the VMâ€™s and therefore the hypervisor never starts up.Â That means you cannot start up those VMâ€™s.
Why would you care?Â You certainly cannot do it in a production scenario.Â But you might find it handy when doing some demos, lab work or testing of clustering or VMM.
I have been told (but I have not tried this so I cannot say it will work) that you can get Hyper-V to install and runÂ in an ESXi 3.X virtual machine.Â The performance is said to be awful, but might be useful for a lab with limited hardware.
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