Last week Microsoft announced some pretty cool new Azure Stuff, like the Azure Cloud Shell, Azure PowerShell 4.0, Azure Cosmos DB and much more. In the session about Azure Compute, Microsoft introduced a bunch of new features, like new VM sizes, new experiences and new integration technology as well as updates to Azure Service Fabric, Azure Container Service and Azure Functions. One which really got my interest was the announcement about the new Virtual Machines sizes for Dv3 and Ev3, which will enable customers to use Virtualization inside their Windows Server Virtual Machines on Azure, enabled by Nested Virtualization from Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. With that Dv3 and Ev3 Azure Virtual Machines are Nested Virtualization enabled. This means you can now run Nested Virtualization in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
Update: The new Azure Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes are now available, and you can now use Nested Virtualization in Azure.
You can now run Hyper-V in Azure Virtual Machines and even more important you can now run Hyper-V Container inside Azure Virtual Machines. With the announcements for Windows Server 2016 supporting Hyper-V Containers running Linux and Windows Server this is great news. You will be able to create Container Hosts in Azure running Windows Server and create Windows and Linux Containers on the same Container Host.
By the way, if you want to run Hyper-V Container in Azure today, and you don’t want to wait until the Dv3 and Ev3 series are available you can run them inside Azure Service Fabric. So yes, Microsoft now allows you to run Hyper-V Containers in Azure Service Fabric.
As you could see in the demo, they are offering quite large Virtual Machines with a lot of RAM, running on Intels Xeon E7 CPUs.Tags: Azure, Azure Compute, Azure VM, Cloud, Container, Docker, Hyper-V, Hyper-V Container, Microsoft, Nested Virtualization, Service Fabric, Virtualization, Windows Container, Windows Server, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server Container Last modified: September 1, 2018
How can I run windows container on hyper-v isolation on azure?
It is coming with the availability of Ev3 and Dv3 VMs.
Any news when this will be available ?
I have just checked on Azure portal and no signs of it, yet. I’m really eager to set up Hyper-V lab and not to have deal with corporate IT.
Hehe nice. I think they are available now in some Azure Region, at least Ev3 is Available in West Europe
You say you can run the nested virtualization within Service Fabric. What type of VM, in which region?
Although the Exv3 machines have pricing information as per your link above, I can’t seem to select them in any Azure region when trying to spin up a new VM. This will be a gamechanger for us being able to move away from ASR to a VM which receives replicas and can have as much retention as storage will allow.
Have you managed to spin one up? If so – which Datacentre?
They are now live: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/nested-virtualization-in-azure