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Hyper-V and VMware Workstation on 2019

Pretty sure I know the answer to this, but want to see if anyone else knows.

I know that Windows 10 (past a certain build) can run both Hyper-V and VMware Workstation. Does anyone know if Server 2019 also has this capability?

Just deciding what to install as a host. Would prefer Server 2019, but will go 10 if needed (not production…all lab stuff).


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  1. windows 10 2004 has compatibility for hyper-v and workstation 15.5.5+

    windows server 2019 is still based on 1809 code base so it does not. you could try windows server SAC release but those always deprecate every 6-18 months (not sure if it follows its own schedule or same as windows 10)

  2. Why run VMware workstation (I mean unless you like the interface) on Server 2019 or on Windows 10?

    Install Hyper-V, ensure your hardware BIOS is configured so you can run nested hypervisors, and check out William Lam’s excellent resources on nested ESXi at [https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/](https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/) .

    [https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/nested-virtualization](https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/nested-virtualization)

    [https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/nested-virtualization/nested-esxi-virtual-appliance](https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/nested-virtualization/nested-esxi-virtual-appliance)

    After you have ESXi running nested in Hyper-V, deploy the VCSA appliance version of your choice to manage the nested ESXi hosts. You now have a superior HTML5 web client vCetner to manage your lab.

    There are a lot of good threads here as well that cover this.

    Good Luck!

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