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 17.0:
Auto Start Virtual Machine
- You can now configure the local virtual machines to start automatically when the host machine boots up.
New Guest Operating System Support
- Microsoft Windows 11
- Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- RHEL 9
- Debian 11.x
- Ubuntu 22.04
New Virtual Trusted Platform Module 2.0
- Workstation Pro now offers a virtual Trusted Platform Module (version 2.0) device to support Windows 11 and other operating systems that require a TPM.
New Full or Fast Encryption features
- You can now choose between security (Full) and performance (Fast) options for encyption.
Improved Graphics Support: OpenGL 4.3
- Workstation Pro now supports OpenGL 4.3 for the virtual machines.
Guest Operating System Requirements
- Windows 7 or higher
- Linux with Mesa 22.0.0 and Linux kernel 5.16.0
Support for WDDM 1.2
- Workstation Pro now supports WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) version 1.2 for the virtual machines.
Product Support Notices
- The option to map or mount a virtual disk to a drive on the host system is no longer available in Workstation Pro.
- USBarbitrator64.exe on the Host is crashing while searching Bluetooth devices inside the guest virtual machine
- When you try to add a Bluetooth device to a virtual machine, USBArbitrator.exe on the Host crashes, and the Bluetooth device fails to connect to the virtual machine.
- Cannot open multiple virtual machines at the same time
- If more than one virtual machine runs and shares a common VM directory, you cannot open more than one such virtual machine at the same time.
- For the Fedora 64-bit guest operating system, you cannot specify the firmware
- When you try to create a virtual machine with the Fedora 64-bit guest operating system, you do not get the option to choose between UEFI and BIOS firmware in the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
- Unclear images appear on the Microsoft Edge browser
- On a virtual machine with Windows guest operating system, unclear images appear on the Microsoft Edge browser.
- Security Issues
- OpenSSL has been updated to 1.1.1q.
- Python has been updated to 3.10.4.
- Libgcrypt has been updated to 1.10.0.
- zlib has been updated to 1.2.12.
- Expat has been updated to 2.4.9.
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