Virtualization on top of Cloud Computing Virtual Machines

Posted: July 13, 2013 in Live in a Cloudy World, Windows Azure
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A question was asked on stack overflow before, about how we can do changes in the BIOS in the Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Here is the link http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17614947/how-can-i-update-azure-vm-bios-settings/17615591#17615591

There are no way you can do any type of modification, actually you cannot do so, you cannot create Virtual Machines over Virtual Machines the reason is very simple that the Microprocessor used to build the Virtual Machines would not allow you to do so. The Virtual Machine created does not have the full control over the hardware, it is just an abstract with the required resources in a very large shared pool of resources. If you have worked with Virtualization with Intel – which is the Microprocessor used in Windows Azure datacenter (most probably) – you can find in the Intel Documentation that the Microprocessor doesn’t allow to create Virtual Machines over others. I don’t know if there will be any work around later on or will the Microprocessors support this kind of Virtualization.

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