Hyper-V on M2

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by DimitrisG1, Apr 28, 2023.

  1. DimitrisG1

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    Hello Guys,
    I recently purchased an M2 MacBook Air. On my work PC, I run Hyper-V. Is it possible with the current version of parallels to install the software I work under hyper-v windows? If no, when do you think it will be available?

    Thanks
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  2. JasonG01

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    The M2 chip includes arm 8.4 FEAT_NV2 (enhanced nested virtualization support). However, Apple has not yet included support for it in their Hypervisor framework (which the Virtualization API wraps). (This is the HV Parallels on M1/M2 is using). The Linux kernel is close to including support so first chance to utilize it might come through dual booting a Linux host for NV.
     
  3. Avinash Bundhoo

    Avinash Bundhoo Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Nested virtualization on M2 Macs is primarily a hardware limitation of the M2 chip rather than a software limitation that could be resolved through a simple update from Apple or Parallels.
    The M2 chip, based on the ARM architecture, does not natively support nested virtualization.
    Nested virtualization on M2 Macs is not supported due to the hardware limitations of the M2 chip. However, it's worth noting that hardware capabilities and software advancements may evolve over time, so it's always recommended to check for the latest updates and announcements Parallels regarding virtualization features on M2 Macs by subscribing to this article: https://kb.parallels.com/en/125195

    Thank you.
     
  4. DimitrisG1

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    Thanks Avinash for the valuable info.
    I just subscribed to this article.
     
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  5. MatthewR20

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    I asked apple and they said that "The M2 introduced Nested Virtualization support".
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  6. Boh2

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    @Avinash Bundhoo is there any chance to see nested virtualization added to Parallels anytime soon?
     
  7. JasonG01

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    The M2 chip includes arm 8.4 FEAT_NV2 (enhanced nested virtualization support). However, Apple has not yet included support for it in their Hypervisor framework (which the Virtualization API wraps). (This is the HV Parallels on M1/M2 is using). The Linux kernel is close to including support so first chance to utilize it might come through dual booting a Linux host for NV.
     
  8. NazmulA

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    Is there any further update on Nested Virtualisation on Apple M2 chip? If there is no support from Apple then how do we use the Docker Desktop or Minikube like application on Ubuntu Parallel desktop on Apple Silicon based chipsets? Is there any support available from Paralles?
     
  9. Adeboye Adeotan

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    Hello NazmulA,

    At the moment, we do not have new information on this issue.

    Furthermore, kindly vote for this request on the Apple website
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/255546412?sortBy=best
     
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