Run VMware Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V together in Windows 10

In 2013 I wrote a blog post that it was not possible to run VMware Workstation when the Hyper-V role was enabled (link ). Since VMware Workstation 15.5 it is possible to run VMware Workstation and the Hyper-V role together.


  • Windows 10 2004 or newer
  • VMware Workstation 15.5.5 or newer
  • Supported CPU: Intel Sandy Bridge or an AMD Bulldozer or newer

I tested this with my Windows 10 laptop with the Hyper-V role enabled, the Windows Subsystem for Linux running, and VMware Workstation 16 Pro. In Hyper-V and VMware Workstation a Windows 10 VM is running. In the screenshot below you see all the components started:

This is very cool, now you can run VMware Workstation and Hyper-V role at the same time even with the WSL active.

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