VMWARE – Enable Virtualization inside ESXi Virtual Machine

  1. Shutdown the VM.
  2. Browse vSphere Datastore where the VM is located:


2. Double click the VM’s folder.

3. Download the VM’s .vmx file:



4. Edit the downloaded .vmx file. Add these lines to the end of the file:

vhv.enable = “TRUE”
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”

5. Rename the .vmx Datastore’s file.

6. Upload the new .vmx file to the VM’s folder.

7. Power On the VM.


In some versions you may change this configuration in the VM’s settings:


Enjoy! 🙂