Installing VMware Tools on Nested Hyper-V Server 2016

VMware Tools

Nowadays, Evaluating hypervisor and building virtual lab for playing around on multiple hypervisor becomes easy due to the nested virtualization support. Procuring hardware for evaluating hypervisor is not really needed in this situation. In my previous post, we have understood “Running Nested Hyper-V Server 2016 on VMware vSphere 6“. For better performance, better user experience and also to enable the functionality of Virtual hardware, you need to install VMware tools on your Nested Hyper-V Server 2016¬†running on VMware vSphere. In this article, we will take a look at how to install VMware tools on the core Hyper-V Server¬†2016.

Installing VMware Tools on Nested Hyper-V Server 2016

In your Hyper-V Virtual machine running on VMware vSphere, Right-Click -> Guest-> Install/Upgrade VMware Tools

VMware Tools on Nested Hyper-V 2016

Click on OK to get the VMware Tools ISO package to get mount in your Hyper-server CD\Drive. Installing VMware tools package will greatly enhance graphics and mouse performance in your virtual machine.

Login to your Hyper-V Server, Open Command Prompt and type “diskpart“.

Type “list volume” to read the drive letter of CD\DVD drive where VMware Tools ISO is mounted. Note down the Drive letter and Type “Exit” to exit from diskpart command line utility.

In the command prompt, Switch to the CD\DVD ROM drive and type “dir” to list the contents of the VM Tools ISO image. If your OS is 64-bit, then “Setup64.exe” is the VMware tools package for your OS.

Type “Setup64.exe” to the installation of VM tools.

Click on “Next” to start the VM Tools installation wizard.

Select “Typical” in the setup type. Typical option installs the program features used by this VMware Product only. Select this option, if you intend to run this virtual machine only with this VMware Product. Click on Next.

Click on Install to start the installation of VM tools on the Hyper-V Server 2016.

Installer will install all the required drivers and softwares. It will take few seconds to minutes to complete the installer.

Click on Finish to complete the VM tools installation on nested Hyper-V server 2016

You must restart your system for the configuration changes made to VMware Tools to take effect. Click Yes to restart now or No if you plan to manually restart later.

That’s it. We are done with the installation of VMware Tools on the Nested Hyper-V Server 2016. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading!!!. Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.