VMware Workstation provides a seamless way to access all of the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they are running. Remotely connect to virtual machines running on VMware vSphere, ESXi or another copy of VMware Workstation. Workstation’s web interface lets you access local and server hosted virtual machines from your PC, smart phone, tablet or any device with a modern browser. Run applications on multiple operating systems including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting. Evaluate and test new operating systems, applications and patches in an isolated environment.
Take Your Productivity to the Next Level
- Run applications on multiple operating systems including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting.
- Evaluate and test new operating systems, applications and patches in an isolated environment.
- Demonstrate complex software applications on a single laptop in a repeatable, reliable manner.
- Consolidate multiple computers running web servers, database servers, etc. onto a single machine.
- Build reference architectures for evaluation before deploying into production.
- Simply drag and drop to move your virtual machines from your PC to vSphere, or the cloud.
What's new in VMware Workstation Pro 16.2.0:
This release contains security updates and bug fixes.
Vulkan Renderer Support for Intel, AMD, and Nvidia GPUs on Linux
- Workstation 16.2.0 Pro supports Vulkan renderer on a Linux host with Intel, Nvidia, and AMD GPUs. Vulkan renderer provides support for Direct3D 11 (and earlier) and OpenGL 4.1 (and earlier) in the guest.
The Vulkan renderer support is limited to the following GPUs:
Intel Skylake and later GPUs (for example, Kaby Lake and Ice Lake)
- AMD RDNA/NAVI14 and later GPUs (for example, the Radeon RX/Pro 5300 and 5500 series)
- Note: Presently, for AMD GPUs, use the AMDVLK driver. You can download the AMDVLK driver from here.
- Nvidia Turing and later GPUs (for example, the RTX series)
- Note: For pre-Turing GPUs, Workstation will use the legacy OpenGL renderer.
This release of VMware Workstation Pro addresses the following issue:
- Implemented clipboard-related security improvements suggested by Albert Priego Bravo of Group-IB.
Product Support Notices
- The shared virtual machine feature is no longer supported from Workstation 16.2.0 Pro.
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