Why am I Unable to Create Virtual Machines with Hyper-V on a Virtual Dedicated Server?

Why am I unable to create Virtual Machines with Hyper-V on a Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS)?

Virtual Dedicated Servers have their own dedicated hardware resources and support nested virtualization, so you can install your own virtual machines on VDS. 


This is true for VDS with both Linux and Windows operating systems. 


On VDS with Windows as operating system there is a common issue with Hyper-V, which prevents the creation and usage of virtual machines. This is known to Microsoft already, but a Microsoft fix most likely will take very long; too long to wait for. 


As an alternative, you can use the VMware Workstation Player as virtualization software, which has been tested and confirmed to be working.


If that does not help or you still need advice, contact the support team for help.


You can contact the Customer Support team via the "Get in Touch" section of the support home page here.

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Modified on 22 Mar 2024

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