I am trying to run an android emulator on an azure VM running windows, Windows 10 Pro version 1809 - But I am getting the following error message running the android emulator:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\emulator>emulator -AVD androidemulatorapi28 emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration! Please ensure the Windows Hypervisor Platform (WHPX) is properly installed and usable. CPU acceleration status: HAXM is not installed on this machine
The hyper-v is enabled:
And Windows Hypervisor Platform as well:
The size of the VM is
D2_v3 and Dv3 - series is supposed to support Nested Virtualization. Here, here and here are claims about it being so and that android emulator functions. And as I far as I have understood:
...is part of Dv3 series.
What could be the problem?
I am able to run an Ubuntu VM in Hyper-V of the Azure Windows VM.
Windows Hypervisor Platform, installing
HAXM and running I get this error:
According to the writer of this medium article and this StackOverflow discussion - A special custom implementation of OpenGL is necessary - because the particular azure VM size doesn't come with a GPU. However, following the steps of the article I get another type of crash - when using the
Mesa3D LLvmpip version of opengl32.dll from the authors Github repo, replacing the OpenGL file in system32 and running the android emulator:
There is the following message in cmd:
This deployment utility targets systems without working GPUs and any use case where hardware-accelerated OpenGL is not available. This mainly covers virtual machines in cloud environments and RDP connections. It can be used to replace Microsoft Windows inbox OpenGL 1.1 software render driver with Mesa3D soft pipe, llvmpipe or SWR driver.
...which seems to be a fit for the driver rendering problem.
I was able to git rid of all cmd warnings and error by
-avd myandroidemulatorapi28, and any with of following two flags
-gpu angle_indirect or
-gpu swiftshader_indirect. And
set QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=none before running it. The GUI message about the driving issue still comes up and there is a black screen.
According to the owner of the mesa-dist-win GitHub repo - he could reproduce the GUI message diver complaint and still run the emulator successfully - when imitating the state of a VM with his machine.
Note: This is not a solution, this is for sharing details of what I learned after trying out around 10-20 ways:
If not, try enabling it from command prompt.
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto
After that virtualization is enabled.
So, Without Intel HAXM, AVD won't run.
Without Enabling Virtualization with Hyper-V, there will be just black screen in AVD, and it won't boot.
So, I believe there is no solution to this problem until now, I have search everything on google, stackoverflow. If someone finds a solution, please post it over here.