I wrote about this a few months back: -
in the context of VM nesting being a pain ....
For context, I'm trying ( and failing ) to get Kata Containers fully running inside an Ubuntu VM running on VMware Fusion on my Mac.
This is what I currently have: -
Host: macOS 11.5 Big Sur
Virtualisation: VMware Fusion 12.1.2
Guest: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Kernel: 5.4.0-80-generic #90-Ubuntu SMP
kata-runtime : 2.1.0