VMware Workstation Player 15.5.5

VMware Player

VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your computer.

With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 10, Chrome OS or the latest Linux releases, or to create virtual "sandboxes" to test pre-release software in. VMware Player can also be used to run a virtual copy of an old PC so that you can recycle the old machines you have under your desk or stored in the closet.

  • Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer
  • Experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles
  • Share data between host computer and virtual machine
  • Run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines
  • Use 3rd-party pre-configured virtual machines and images
  • Share data between the host computer and virtual machine
  • Broad host and guest operating system support
  • Support for USB 2.0 devices
  • Gain easy access to virtual machines via an intuitive home page interface

What's new in VMware Workstation Player 15.5.5:

Windows 10 host VBS support: VMware Workstation 15.5.5 now runs on Windows hosts with Hyper-V features (For example: virtualization based security) enabled.

The followings are minimum requirement to run VMware Workstation on a Hyper-V enabled host:

CPU Requirements:

  • Intel Sandy Bridge or a newer CPU
  • AMD Bulldozer or a newer CPU

Supported Host Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10 20H1 build 19041.264 or newer

Support for new Guest Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10 20H1
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Fedora 32

Support for new Host Operation Systems:

  • Windows 10 20H1
  • Ubuntu 20.04

Resolved Issues:

  • The Windows Operation System stops working without any message when trying to connect an USB Devices to the VM
  • The Windows Operation System stops working without any message and freezes when some USB devices is connected to the VM.
  • The Virtual Network name does not support multi-byte characters
  • Using a multi-byte character Virtual Network name in the Virtual Network Editor, crashes the Workstation and the Virtual Network Editor UI and makes them un-launchable.

Known Issues:

VMware Workstation 15.5.5 installation fails on a Windows Host which doesn't have SHA-2 code signing support

  • Workstation installation on a Widows Host fails with an error and the changes are rolled back. Microsoft have changed Windows driver signing to use the SHA-2 algorithm exclusively and starting from September 2019, legacy Windows systems without SHA-2 code signing support will fail the driver signature verification.
  • None. For more information, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78655.

Virtual machines with a bridged type network connection doesn't bind its network to the host's physical network adapter

  • By default, the Workstation's Bridged Network selects a host's network adapter automatically to bind. If the host system has a virtual network adapter (For example: Microsoft Loopback Adapter, Hypver-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter, etc.), sometimes the Bridged Network will bind to these virtual network adapters instead of physical network adapter.

For a standalone Player, disable automatic binding and assign the physical network adapter to the Bridged Network by performing the following steps:

  • Open the Virtual Machine Settings by navigating to Player UI > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings.
  • Click Network Adapter and select Bridged.
  • Click Configure Adapters and only select the check box next to the physical network adapter's name.
  • Click OK to save.

Download: VMware Workstation Player 15.5.5 | 146.0 MB (Free for personal use)
View: VMware Player Website | Release Notes

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