Configure VMware VM with Nested Hypervisor to Enable VT-x

Configure VMware VM with Nested Hypervisor to Enable VT-x

Product Line:  VERDE

In order for VERDE to be installed on VMWare and images to come up, one of the following must be implemented.  The first link goes into affect as of VERDE 8.2.8.  The instructions in this article are specific to VERDE releases before 8.2.8.

The solution:
  1. First you have to shut down the VM and 'Remove' it from Inventory
  2. The next Step is to enable SSH on the ESXi host if you have not already.
  3. This allows you to launch Putty or another Secured-Shell client to login to the VMware environment.
    1. NOTE: This Step requires that SSH be enabled.
  4. Click the 'Configuration' Tab.
  5. Click on 'Security Profile' under Software and click on SSH under 'Services'.
  6. Set it to Manually Start/Stop and Start for now.

SSH into the VMware Host using the 'root' and password credentials. - enter 'df' to find the Path to the 'DataStore1'
- Change directories on the Volume hosting 'Datastore1'.
- Locate the Directory with the name of the Virtual Machine and 'change directory' (CD) into the Virtual Machine Directory.
- Then you edit the .vmx file for the VM and add 2 lines at the bottom of the file. Will need to enter 'i' for INSERT mode.

vhv.enable = “TRUE”
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”
Complete the edit by entering the sequence: esc : w q ! (to save the file)
Use the CAT command to view the last two lines

Then using the datastore browser find the same .vmx file, and right click it and select 'Add to inventory'

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