v15 express or community edition in EC2

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v15 express or community edition in EC2

I was trying to run the TD v15 express or community edition on vmware player in EC2 windows server 12, for some simple TD JDBC connectivity tests,  but i get hypervisor role errors and it doesn't look like addiitonal layers of virtualization is supported on EC2 windows.  Has anyone succeeded in running TD express on vmware player in EC2 windows ?  If so, any suggestions or docs for success?

I also tried the vm import features of EC2 to load the suse vmdk images into EC2 import service to create a linux AMI, using https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/vm-import/, but i get this error Unsupported VMDK File Format. 

            "Description": "TDExpress15.10.0.7_Sles11_40GB",

            "StatusMessage": "ClientError: Disk validation failed [Unsupported VMDK File Format]",

            "ImportTaskId": "import-ami-...

Has anyone succeeded in importing this VM's vmdk files to EC2 ? If so, any suggestions or docs for success?

Anyone know other approaches to run express/community edition in EC2 that i could use instead of vmware on a local hardware pc?

Thanks in advance, 

Tim.