Missing option for "Enable nested virtualization"

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Leon6, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Leon6

    Leon6

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    I am trying to enable this feature, however it's not showing up where it's supposed to in the control center.
    I shut down the VM and this is exactly what it shows in my control center, in the picture attached.
    Screen Shot 2021-06-23 at 8.20.50 PM.png

    I am using an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) with 3.1 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5 processor.
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. MartinB26

    MartinB26 Bit Poster

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    Staff keeps ignoring this thread or what? Hey Parallels team, please give support, your documentation claims the option is there, but it's not. https://kb.parallels.com/en/125195
     
  3. MartinB26

    MartinB26 Bit Poster

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  4. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello Martin,
    Please make sure to give the below permissions for Parallels Desktop on Mac system preferences:
    - Click Apple icon -> System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Privacy Tab -> Accessibility -> Check (enable) Parallels Desktop
    Note: If the options are grayed out, please click the lock from the bottom left corner of the same window to unlock it
    - Click Apple icon -> System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Privacy Tab -> Full Disk Access -> Check (enable) Parallels Desktop
    After checking above please re install Parallels Tools. Refer to https://kb.parallels.com/4841 for re installing Parallels Tools.
    Thanks, Parallels Team.
     
  5. benoitc3

    benoitc3 Bit Poster

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    hi
    I have the same problem, every has been verified and reinstalled but nothing changed
     
  6. MartinB26

    MartinB26 Bit Poster

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    Thanks for attempting any help. Sadly, this is very embarrassing for you, because it seems you don't even know your product well enough to give support. I'm actually shocked, I had to figure it out by myself and it's so obvious, but not well documented. You have to own a Business license of Parallels to get this setting, the Home version won't feature nested virtualization.
     
  7. MartinB26

    MartinB26 Bit Poster

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    The Business version will feature this setting. They are unable to give proper support, so that I feel bad recommending the Business edition. It's really not worth throwing more money into them for such a terrible support.

    I suggest you to find ways to get things done without nested virtualization. For instance, when you want to use the Linux Subsystem, you can setup Linux in a VM on your Mac in parallels instead and use shared drives to interconnect a file system to each other system. It should not be necessary to upgrade, I went that route in the end as well, it's much better performance wise as well.
     

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