VMWare Workstation Player on Azure VM for testing

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!

Demo environment:

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:

Download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=53337

Extract to a local folder open an administrative PowerShell in this folder

execute: .\DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.6.ps1 -enable

Reboot

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.

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