VMWare Workstation Player on Azure VM for testing
I had a request to run VMWare Workstation Player on an Azure VM for some testing and labs. Challenge accepted!
Azure VM Standard E4s_v4 running Windows 10 2004 Enterprise
Installed VMWare Workstation Player 16.0 free for non-commercial use
Tried to spin up a VM, but i got error for hyper-v conflict.
to solve it:
Extract to a local folder open an administrative PowerShell in this folder
execute: .\DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1 -enable
open again an administrative PowerShell in this folder
execute .\DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1 -disable
execute bcdedit /deletevalue hypervisorlaunchtype
execute bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
(ignore all error messages from DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1)
Finally the VM at the VMWare Workstation Player started and I managed to setup and run a Windows 10 VM.
Pantelis Apostolidis is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft and an ex Microsoft Azure MVP. For the last 15 years, Pantelis has been involved to major cloud projects in Greece and abroad, helping companies to adopt and deploy cloud technologies, driving business value. He is entitled to a lot of Microsoft Expert Certifications, demonstrating his proven experience in delivering high quality solutions. He is an author, blogger and he is acting as a spokesperson for conferences, workshops and webinars. He is also an active member of several communities as a moderator in azureheads.gr and autoexec.gr. Follow him on Twitter @papostolidis.