Nested Virtualization in Azure

This post has to be in common with Nested Virtualization – Albandrod’s Memory (

For all those who still don’t know what is Nested virtualization, is a feature that allows us to enable the Hyper-V role within a Virtual Machine in order to host and run Virtual Machines.

So in other words, to run a virtual machine inside an Azure Virtual Machine. When and why should be used? for:

  • Non-production workloads.
  • Testing purposes. Most suitable for scenarios where several hosts are required to test configurations.
  • Training. Building virtual infrastructure for educational purposes.
  • Development. Building and providing dedicated hosts to teams for Application development.

But you hace to be aware that not all AzVM sizes allow Nested Virtualization, I recommend you to always keep an eye for any upcoming updates/changes here.


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