Configure Nested Virtualization on an Azure Virtual Machine

30 minutes
  • 4 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This hands-on lab walks through the process of configuring nested virtualization on an Azure virtual machine.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a VM

Create a Hyper-V VM named BRAVM1 with the following specifications:

  • Use a generation 1 VM.
  • Use the existing VHD in C:temp.
  • Assign 4098 MB of memory.
Enable Nested Virtualization

Enable nested virtualization on BRAVM1.

Install Hyper-V

Install Hyper-V on BRAVM1.

Create a Nested VM

Create a nested VM on BRAVM1.

Additional Resources


You are the senior systems engineer for Barrier Reef Audio, a company that focuses on generating text from speech using a range of high-quality audio equipment and machine learning.

You are responsible for creating virtual machines that will be used by the software developers at Barrier Reef Audio. The developers wish to use nested virtualization on Azure to test new software features.

In this lab, you will complete the following tasks:

  1. Create a Hyper-V VM.
  2. Enable nested virtualization.
  3. Install Hyper-V on the VM.
  4. Create a nested VM on the VM.

Lab Setup

In this lab, you will connect to VMs via Remote Desktop. You won't need to access the Azure portal.

Note: To complete this lab, use one of the following Remote Desktop clients:

If you get stuck, feel free to check out the lab objectives, the solution videos, or lab guide. Good luck!

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