I am working more in to VMware platform and recently for a Hyper-V project I need to do some testing and I was trying to create Hyper-V lab top of VMware Platform and got an error Hyper-V cannot be installed:The hypervisor is already running .
In this post , I will share how to solve this issue and install Hyper-V on top of a hypervisor , this same error you may get while Installing the Hyper-V nested setup on Hyperv-V environment also.Also note that this is only for testing and lab purpose not commanded on production setup .
You have follow below steps to resolve the error
Install RSAT for Hyper-V
Installing RSAT only installs the hypervisor and it doesn’t install the administration tools for that you have to install RSAT-Hyperv-V-tools. Note that don’t restart the server until last step executed .
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V –All -NoRestart
By runnin this command you can manage the Hyper-V
Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-Hyper-V-Tools -IncludeAllSubFeature
Install the Cluster service
To create a cluster then you need to install the Cluster service by running below command
Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-Clustering –IncludeAllSubFeature
Install Multipath I/O
This is an optional one and you can install Multipath I/O to enable multiple paths to the storage by running below command
Finally you have restart the server
Create Virtual Machine on Hyper-V
Open Hyper-V Manager and navigate to right side action panel -> click on new -> virtual machine and follow the screen option to create virtual machine .
Finally you can see the VM’s in Virtual Machine Windows which you created