Can I run a VMware VM Player inside Parallel for Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by AndyY4, Jun 7, 2023.

  1. AndyY4

    AndyY4 Bit poster

    Usually virtualization within virtualization is not allowed.
    I wanted to use my own MacBook as my working computer in office.
    But in my Parallel trial I cannot run VMware Workstation Player in my Parallel for Mac.
    Is there any workaround? Or some license grade allows me to do so?
    Thanks all
  2. Aries@PF

    Aries@PF Hunter

    I think that the limitation is with MacOS on Silicon Macs (assuming that's your platform). I've yet to see where Apple has modified their system to allow nested VM like on Intel.
  3. Pramesh Boodadoo

    Pramesh Boodadoo Staff Member

    Please note that Parallels Desktop Trial has all Pro features, therefore you have all the features for Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    To migrate your virtual machine from a third-party virtualisation software to Parallels Desktop, kindly follow the steps from this article:
    However, please note that the above feature and as well as nested virtualisation is not applicable for M-series Mac computers. More info in this article:
    Thank you.
  4. yys

    yys Bit poster

    Would you try to support Nested technology´╝č
  5. Pavel Merkulov

    Pavel Merkulov Parallels Team

    Please note that, (that run on Mac computers with Apple M1 Chip) are built using Apple's Virtualization framework ( ), and they are currently quite limited in their functionality (see -- see "Known issues and limitations" ).

    Our Development Team is working together with Apple to expand the functionality.
  6. yys

    yys Bit poster


    Hello, may I ask how the progress is

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