If I am not mistaken, to enable native virtualization in Windows 10, you will need to have a Professional/Enterprise edition of the OS. However, if you still want to use Windows, you can use Oracle VirtualBox, VMware workstation (this one is not free). Otherwise, XenServer/KVM/Proxmox.
I've recently moved the physical SQL cluster into VMware cluster. The main task was to use FCI approach in the VMware. We have decided to rework storage architecture also and move from old SAN box into something new. Since we need iSCSI storage to be able to create SQL cluster, we have tried...
Just 2 weeks before the acquisition reinstalled Fallout: New Vegas, the last good fallout on my opinion. Hopefully, Obsidian will now be responsible for the entire fallout franchise and fallout will now be great again :)
I had the same case as my Windows 10 and OpenSuse. To make Windows 10 VMDK I run Starwind V2V. Once I had OpenSuse installed and configured, I made an installation of VirtualBox over KVM as it just makes earlier to set up Bridged network connection (KVM is a server-grade hypervisor and lucks on...
Download Windows 10 ISO. Run Rufus to make USB. Otherwise use DVD burner to write ISO to a disk.
Boot from the installation media and select "I do not have a license key" option in order to select the required Windows version that will be asked at the very next step.
I am surprised, that you got issues with bridging optical drive with Starwind. The creation of iSCSI target for CD/DVD export is straightforward and perfectly covert in help - https://www.starwindsoftware.com/help/PhysicalOpticalDrive.html
Did you follow the guide?
I used Starwind v2v for virtualizing physical servers for some customers, the main advantage is support of different output formats. They have also a free vsan version, which allows to play with high availability without physical san in home lab environment.