What is vmware workstation?

FAQS

What is VMware Workstation Player?

VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a desktop hypervisor application that delivers local virtualization features and is available for free for personal use. A Commercial License can be applied to enable Workstation Player to run Restricted Virtual Machines created by VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro.

Can I still use VMware Workstation Player for free? 

Can I still use VMware Workstation Player for free?

VMware Workstation Player is free for personal, non-commercial use (business and nonprofit use is considered commercial use). If you would like to learn about virtual machines or use them at home, you are welcome to use VMware Workstation Player for free. Students and faculty of accredited educational institutions can use VMware Workstation Player for free if they are members of the VMware Academic Program.

Archived and Deprecated Documentation

  • Archived Documentation
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        • Update 2 and later
        • Initial Release and Update 1
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        • Update 2 and later
        • Initial Release and Update 1
      • ESX 3.0.1, 3.0.2, or 3.0.3 and VirtualCenter 2.0.1 or 2.0.2
      • ESX 3.0 and VirtualCenter 2.0
    • vSphere 4.x
      • VMware vSphere 4.1
        • ESXi 4.1 Embedded and vCenter Server 4.1
        • ESXi 4.1 Installable and vCenter Server 4.1
        • ESX 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1
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        • ESXi 4.0 Embedded and vCenter Server 4.0
          • Update 1 and later
          • Initial Release
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FAQS

What is VMware Workstation Player?

VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a desktop hypervisor application that delivers local virtualization features and is available for free for personal use. A Commercial License can be applied to enable Workstation Player to run Restricted Virtual Machines created by VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro.

Can I still use VMware Workstation Player for free? 

Can I still use VMware Workstation Player for free?

VMware Workstation Player is free for personal, non-commercial use (business and nonprofit use is considered commercial use). If you would like to learn about virtual machines or use them at home, you are welcome to use VMware Workstation Player for free. Students and faculty of accredited educational institutions can use VMware Workstation Player for free if they are members of the VMware Academic Program.

Archived Releases

VMware has announced the end of availability («EOA») of several versions of VMware Workstation. No further orders for these versions of VMware Workstation will be accepted. VMware has also announced that all technical support and maintenance services for several versions of VMware Workstation have ceased («EOSL Date»).

For documentation of the EOA and EOSL versions of VMware Workstation, see the archived documentation page.

For a complete list of VMware Workstation versions that are EOA and EOSL, see the Product Lifecycle Matrix.

If you have additional questions, contact your VMware or VMware Reseller representative.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

General System Requirements

VMware Workstation runs on standard x86-based hardware with 64-bit Intel and AMD processors, and on 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems. For more detail, see our System Requirements documentation.

 

System Requirements

  • A compatible 64-bit x86/AMD64 CPU launched in 2011 or later *
  • 1.3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended

General Host OS Requirements

VMware Workstation Pro and Player run on most 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • openSUSE
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Note that Windows 7 hosts are no longer supported, Workstation 16 will not function on them.

Workstation Pro installation:

VMware Workstation 16 supports hundreds of 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems. 

Here is a list of the most popular:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • RedHat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS
  • Solaris, FreeBSD, and various other Linux Distros 

See the VMware Compatibility Guide for a complete list of supported host and guest operating systems.

Создание виртуальной машины в VMware Workstation 15 Pro

Итак, на момент написания этой статьи актуальной версией VMware Workstation является версия 15. Собственно, с её участием и будем демонстрировать процесс создания ВМ. На домашней страничке программы жмём функцию создания новой ВМ.

Нам предлагается два типа создания ВМ:

• Обычный — упрощённый вариант с большей частью заданных самой программой параметров;• Выборочный – пошаговый мастер с возможностью выбора многих значимых параметров.

Рассмотрим выборочный тип.

Просто жмём «Далее».

С помощью кнопки обзора указываем путь к установочному образу Windows. В нашем случае это будет Windows 10. После указания файла ISO VMware Workstation вынесет вердикт в плане возможности задействования функции быстрой установки.

Последняя являет собой упрощённый тип установки Windows с автоматическим выбором места установки, созданием пользовательского профиля и постинсталляцией VMware Tools – ПО для гостевой Windows, отвечающее за её взаимодействие с хост-системой. Функция быстрой установки может быть недоступна при использовании кастомных дистрибутивов Windows или вышедших позднее обновлений Workstation Pro версий Windows 10. В таком случае нужно будет пройти полностью процесс установки Windows, как это делается на физическом компьютере. Если эта функция доступна, на следующем этапе создания ВМ необходимо указать редакцию Windows, если их в дистрибутиве несколько, указать имя учётной записи и при необходимости пароль. Гостевую Windows при желании можно сразу же и активировать, введя ключ её лицензии. Но это не обязательно.

Следующий этап – задание имени ВМ и места её расположения. Последнее не должно быть на системном диске С, а в идеале, как упоминалось, лучше, чтобы вообще на жёстком диске, отличном от того, на котором стоит хост-система.

Далее выбираем тип эмуляции BIOS. Это может быть либо обычная BIOS (Legacy), либо UEFI. Тип UEFI можно выбирать для 64-разрядных Windows 7, 8.1 и 10.

Если у процессора компьютера 4 ядра, но программа сама не выбрала для ВМ 2 ядра, делаем это вручную.

Указываем выделяемый ВМ объём оперативной памяти. Минимум – 2 Гб. Больше – лучше, но только не в ущерб оставляемой хост-системе памяти. Ей для фоновой работы также необходимо не менее 2 Гб.

Тип сети оставляем выбранный по умолчанию.

Также по умолчанию оставляем выбранный тип контроллера виртуального диска.

Тип диска, опять же, оставляем указанный по умолчанию — SCSI.

Создаём новый виртуальный диск.

По умолчанию нам предлагается виртуальный диск на 60 Гб, но поскольку мы создаём диск динамического типа, а таковой предполагается изначально, можем увеличить размер, к примеру, до 100 Гб. Если выставить галочку выделения всего места на диске, VMware Workstation создаст виртуальный диск фиксированного типа. Ставим галочку сохранения диска в одном файле.

Здесь при необходимости можно указать отличный от папки с файлами ВМ путь сохранения виртуального диска.

И вот, собственно, всё. На последнем этапе должна стоять галочка включения ВМ сразу же после её создания. Оставляем эту галочку. И жмём «Готово».

Пару секунд VMware Workstation будет создавать виртуальный диск. Потом ВМ запустится, и в окне программы увидим установочный процесс Windows.

지원 FAQ

무료 지원은 언제 시작됩니까?

무료 지원은 유료 VMware Workstation 라이센스를 등록하면 바로 시작됩니다.  VMware 온라인 스토어에서 제품을 구매하면 자동으로 등록됩니다. 리셀러를 통해 구매한 경우 MyVMware에서 라이센스를 등록해야 합니다. 라이센스 키 등록에 대한 자세한 지침은 본 기술 자료 문서를 참조하십시오.

무료 지원 기간은 얼마나 됩니까?

VMware Workstation 유료 라이센스에 대한 무료 지원은 제품 등록일로부터 30일 동안 유효합니다.

Workstation 15처럼 다른 버전의 Workstation에 대해 인시던트 지원을 이용할 수 있습니까?

예. VMware에서 공식 지원하는 모든 제품 버전에 대해 인시던트 지원을 구매하고 지원 요청을 할 수 있습니다.

VMware Workstation Pro의 지원 기간은 언제까지입니까?

VMware Workstation은 데스크톱 하이퍼바이저 수명주기 정책을 따릅니다. 자세한 내용 및 EOS(End of Support) 날짜는 수명주기 정책을 참조하십시오.

VMware Workstation 평가판을 사용할 경우 어떤 종류의 기술 지원을 받을 수 있습니까?

평가판 사용자는 Workstation Pro 또는 Workstation Player 커뮤니티를 통해 지원을 받을 수 있습니다. 평가판 사용자는 무료 e-메일 지원 대상이 아닙니다.

VMware에서 무료로 제공하는 Workstation Pro 지원 자료가 있습니까?

VMware는 다음과 같은 다양한 자가 진단과 커뮤니티 지원 자료를 제공하고 있습니다.

  • Workstation Pro 설명서 — 제품 설명서
  • Workstation Player 설명서 — 제품 설명서
  • 기술 자료 — 문제 해결 정보
  • 커뮤니티 포럼 — 다른 사용자와 정보 및 이용 경험 공유(등록 필요)
  • 사용자 그룹(VMUG) — VMware 사용자들의 실시간, 지역별 모임
  • 또한 고객은 제품 등록 후 최초 30일 동안 무료 설치 지원을 받을 수 있습니다.  

Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure

  • Data Center Product Documentation
    • VMware vSphere (ESX , ESXi, vCenter Server)
  • VMware Administration Scripting Documentation for vSphere
    • VMware vSphere Management Assistant
    • VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface
    • VMware vSphere PowerCLI Documentation
      • VMware vSphere PowerCLI
      • VMware vCenter Update Manager — PowerShell Library
  • Cloud Infrastructure Product Documentation
    • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers
    • VMware Enterprise PKS
    • VMware Cloud PKS
    • VMware Cloud Director
    • VMware vCloud Connector
    • VMware vCloud Request Manager
    • VMware vRealize Automation
    • VMware Integrated OpenStack
    • VMware Photon Platform
    • VMware EVO:RAIL

Support FAQs

When does complimentary support start?

Complimentary support starts when your paid VMware Workstation license is registered.  Registration takes place automatically if you purchased your product from the VMware Online store. If you purchased from a reseller, you may need to register your license in MyVMware. Please consult this KB article for detailed instructions on license key registration

How long does complimentary support last?

Complimentary support for VMware Workstation paid licenses is valid for 30 days from product registration.

Can I use a support incident for different versions of Workstation, for example Workstation 15?

Yes, you can purchase support incidents and open a support request for any product version that is still officially supported by VMware.

What is the support period for VMware Workstation Pro?

VMware Workstation follows the Desktop Hypervisor lifecycle policy. Please refer to our lifecycle policies for detailed information and end of support dates.

What type of technical support help can I get if I am evaluating VMware Workstation?

Are there any free Workstation Pro support resources available from VMware?

VMware provides several self-help and community supported resources including:

  • Workstation Pro Documentation — product documentation and manuals
  • Workstation Player Documentation – product documentation and manuals
  • Knowledge Base — troubleshooting information
  • Community Forum — users can share their information and experiences with others (registration required)
  • User Groups (VMUGs) — live, local gatherings of VMware users
  • Customers are also eligible for complimentary installation support for the first 30 days following product registration.  

ВЫБОР ОС

Решения для macOS и Linux

Решения VMware избавляют от необходимости выбора. Мы знаем, что вам необходимо предпринимать постоянные усилия по улучшению адаптивности и производительности без ущерба для безопасности. Вы недовольны тем, что на ПК можно запускать только приложения Windows, а для работы с приложениями для других операционных систем приходится перезагружать компьютер. Теперь вы можете работать с любыми удобными для вас приложениями и в любых операционных системах. Если Windows не является вашей основной операционной системой, вы будете рады узнать, что все эти возможности доступны для других ОС.Workstation for LinuxFusion for Mac

FAQS

What is VMware Workstation Player?

VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a desktop hypervisor application that delivers local virtualization features and is available for free for personal use. A Commercial License can be applied to enable Workstation Player to run Restricted Virtual Machines created by VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro.

Can I still use VMware Workstation Player for free? 

Can I still use VMware Workstation Player for free?

VMware Workstation Player is free for personal, non-commercial use (business and nonprofit use is considered commercial use). If you would like to learn about virtual machines or use them at home, you are welcome to use VMware Workstation Player for free. Students and faculty of accredited educational institutions can use VMware Workstation Player for free if they are members of the VMware Academic Program.

DOWNLOADS AND TRIALS

Is there a Trial for Workstation Pro or Player?

Yes. Workstation Pro and Player both include license keys for trial operation. Workstation Pro includes Workstation Player, and provides 30 days of free evaluation, after which time a license must be purchased for continued use of Workstation Pro or continued commercial use of Workstation Player. The product is 100% full featured for the duration of the trial period, with no other restrictions applied, but will prevent launch once the trial period has expired.

How can I download VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation Pro software can be downloaded from the Workstation Pro Trial Download page, and includes Workstation Player. Workstation Player ‘standalone’ can be obtained from the Workstation Player trial download page

Can I convert my trial license to a permanent license?

Do I need to download VMware Workstation again if I am converting my trial license to a full license?

No. You simply need to update your license key in VMware Workstation Pro or Player. For more detailed information, please refer to our documentation

Where do I download free «minor» updates?

TECH SPECS

System Requirements

VMware Workstation runs on standard x86-based hardware with 64-bit Intel and AMD processors, and on 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems. For more detail, see our System Requirements documentation.

System Requirements        

  • A compatible 64-bit x86/AMD64 CPU launched in 2011 or later *
  • 1.3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended

General Host OS Requirements·         

VMware Workstation Pro and Player run on most 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • openSUSE
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

        Note that Windows 7 hosts are no longer supported, Workstation 16 will not function on them.

Workstation Pro installation:        

  • 1.2 GB of available disk space for the application.       
  • Additional hard disk space required for each virtual machine
  • Please refer to vendor’s recommended disk space for specific guest operating systems

Supported Guest Operating Systems

VMware Workstation 16 supports hundreds of 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems. 

Here is a list of the most popular:     

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • RedHat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • Solaris, FreeBSD, and various other Linux Distros 

 See the VMware Compatibility Guide for a complete list of supported host and guest operating systems.

ПРОДУКТ

Каков принцип работы VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation работает на основе специальных функций современных 64-разрядных ЦП x86 и создает полностью изолированные безопасные ВМ, инкапсулирующие операционные системы и приложения. Уровень виртуализации VMware сопоставляет ресурсы физического оборудования с ресурсами виртуальной машины. Таким образом, каждая ВМ получает собственные ресурсы ЦП и памяти, дисковое пространство и устройства ввода-вывода и является полным эквивалентом стандартного компьютера x86. VMware Workstation устанавливается в ОС узла и предоставляет широкую поддержку оборудования благодаря наследованию поддерживаемого оборудования узла.

Какие приложения могут работать в виртуальной машине?

Любое приложение, работающее на стандартном ПК, будет работать и в виртуальной машине VMware Workstation. VMware Workstation — это эквивалент полноценного ПК с возможностью работы в сети и с поддержкой различных устройств. У каждой ВМ есть свои ЦП, память, диски, устройства ввода-вывода и т. д. В ней можно выполнять любое приложение, которое работает в поддерживаемых гостевых ОС, в том числе Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, отладчики ядра, брандмауэры, ПО для виртуальных частных сетей и многое другое.

Нужно ли настраивать загрузку различных ОС или переразбивать диск?

Нет. VMware Workstation использует файловую систему компьютера и создает файлы для дисков каждой виртуальной машины, поэтому создавать раздел для каждой операционной системы не нужно. Если на компьютере уже установлена другая операционная система и настроена загрузка обеих ОС, можно использовать VMware Workstation для запуска второй операционной системы в виртуальной машине, работающей в операционной системе узла. Вместо выбора загружаемой ОС можно запустить обе операционные системы одновременно и переключаться между ними щелчком мыши.

Как устанавливается каждая из гостевых операционных систем?

После установки VMware Workstation выполняется настройка виртуальных машин — назначение памяти и дисков, портов и сетевых устройств. Затем виртуальная машина включается с подключенным установочным компакт-диском или ISO-образом ОС. После загрузки виртуальной машины начинается стандартная процедура установки операционной системы.

Что такое виртуальные диски?

Виртуальные диски — это дисковые разделы виртуальных машин. Они хранятся в виде файлов в файловой системе ОС узла. Одной из главных возможностей VMware Workstation Pro является инкапсуляция. Это означает, что среда полностью инкапсулируется в набор файлов, которые можно копировать, перемещать и использовать — быстро и удобно. Поскольку целый раздел диска сохраняется как файл, виртуальные диски можно легко копировать и перемещать. Процедура резервного копирования также существенно упрощается. Поддерживается создание виртуальных дисков с интерфейсами SCSI, IDE и SATA размером до 8 Тбайт.

Использует ли виртуальная машина VMware Workstation IP-адрес узла (NAT) или получает собственный IP-адрес?

Виртуальная машина может использовать подключение через сетевой мост, чтобы получить собственный IP-адрес (от сервера DHCP, если он доступен), или NAT и работать с IP-адресом узла. Можно также настроить внутреннюю сеть между узлом и виртуальной машиной, чтобы создать изолированную виртуальную сеть. Кроме этого, можно полностью отключить сетевые подключения и создать совершенно изолированную виртуальную машину.

Дает ли Workstation возможность работать с контейнерами или кластерами Kubernetes?

Да. Помимо виртуальных машин, Workstation Pro и Workstation Player включают в себя инструмент командной строки vctl, который используется для отправки, извлечения, сборки и запуска контейнеров OCI. vctl также позволяет работать с локальными кластерами Kubernetes без необходимости в Docker для Windows.

На каких языках доступно решение VMware Workstation Pro?

ПО и документация по Workstation Pro доступны на английском и японском языках (только для Windows).

Можно ли получить доступ к документации по VMware Workstation Pro бесплатно через Интернет?

Да, в следующих центрах документации:

Центр документации по VMware Workstation ProЦентр документации по VMware Workstation Player

• На каких языках доступно решение VMware Workstation Pro?

INSTALLATION

What are the System Requirements to run VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation runs on standard x86-based hardware with 64-bit Intel and AMD processors, and on 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems. For more detail, see our

System Requirements

  • A compatible 64-bit x86/AMD64 CPU launched in 2011 or later *
  • 3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended

General Host OS Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • openSUSE
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Note that Windows 7 hosts are no longer supported, Workstation 16 will not function on them.

Workstation Pro installation

  • 2 GB of available disk space for the application
  • Additional hard disk space required for each virtual machine
  • Please refer to vendor’s recommended disk space for specific guest operating systems

Supported Guest Operating Systems

VMware Workstation 16 supports hundreds of 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems.

Here is a list of the most popular:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • RedHat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS
  • Solaris, FreeBSD, and various other Linux Distros

See the VMware Compatibility Guide for a complete list of supported host and guest operating systems.

For Hyper-V Enabled Hosts:

CPU Requirements:

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

Host Operating Systems:

Windows 10 2004

For 3D Hardware Accelerated Graphics Support: Hardware Requirements:

  • For Windows hosts, a GPU that supports DirectX 11.1 is required.
  • For Linux hosts, the latest NVIDIA proprietary drivers are required.
  • For Linux hosts, AMD devices are not supported

Software Requirements:

  • 64-bit Host Operating System:
    • Windows 8 or higher
    • GNU/Linux with NVIDIA drivers that support OpenGL 4.5 and above
  • Guest Operating System
    • Windows 7 or higher
    • GNU/Linux with vmwgfx 

* With exception, the following CPUs are not supported:

  • Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 “Bonnell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)
  • Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 “Saltwell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600.
  • Systems using AMD processors based on the “Llano” and “Bobcat” micro-architectures (e.g. code-named “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)

In addition, the following CPUs are supported:

Intel processors based on the 2010 “Westmere” micro-architecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990)

Does Workstation 16 support 32-bit operating systems?

No. Workstation 16 requires a 64-bit operating system on the host PC. You can still run 32-bit Windows and Linux guest operating systems inside a virtual machine on Workstation 15.

I participated in the Technology Preview program, should I uninstall the Technology Preview software before installing the final release?

Yes. For Windows, you should first uninstall the Technology Preview version using the included Remove VMware Workstation function from the ‘modify installation’ menu from ‘Add / Remove Programs’ utility in Windows before upgrading to the final released version.

Will the virtual machines created with the Technology Preview version be lost?

PRODUCT

How do VMware Workstation products work?

VMware Workstation products workby using special functions in modern 64-bit x86 CPUs to create fully isolated, secure virtual machines that encapsulate an operating system and its applications. The VMware virtualization layer maps physical hardware resources to a virtual machine’s virtual resources, so each virtual machine has its own CPU, memory, disks, and I/O devices, as well as the full equivalent of a standard x86 machine. VMware Workstation installs onto the host operating system and provides broad hardware support by inheriting device support from the host.

What types of applications can I run in a virtual machine?

Any application that will run on a standard PC will run inside a virtual machine on VMware Workstation. VMware Workstation is the equivalent of a full PC, with full networking and devices — each virtual machine has its own CPU, memory, disks, I/O devices, etc. This allows you to run any application that runs on the supported guest operating systems, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, Kernel debuggers, Firewalls, VPN software and much more.

Do I need to dual boot or repartition the disk?

No. VMware Workstation uses your computer’s file system and creates files that map to a virtual machine’s disk drives, so there is no need to create a partition for each operating system. If you already have another operating system with dual boot installed on your computer, you can use VMware Workstation to run the other operating system in a virtual machine on your host operating system. Instead of dual booting, you can run both operating systems simultaneously and seamlessly switch from one operating system to another with a click of your mouse.

How is each ‘guest’ operating system installed?

Once you have installed VMware Workstation, you «configure» a virtual machine by assigning it memory, disk, ports, and networking. You then power on that virtual machine with the operating system installation CD or ISO image. The virtual machine will boot, and the operating system will start its normal install procedure.

What are virtual disks?

Virtual disks are the disk partitions of virtual machines. They are stored as files on the file system of your host operating system. One of the key features of VMware Workstation Pro is encapsulation. This means that complete environments are contained in a set of files, which can be copied, moved, and accessed quickly and easily. Since an entire disk partition is saved as a file, virtual disks are easy to back up, move, and copy. You can create virtual SCSI, IDE, and SATA disks as large as 8 TB.

Does a VMware Workstation virtual machine share the IP address of the host (NAT), or does it have its own IP address?

The virtual machine can use bridged networking to receive its own IP address (when available from a DHCP server), or it can use NAT and share the host’s IP address. Also, host-only networking can be set to create an isolated virtual network. Lastly, network connections can be entirely disabled for complete virtual machine isolation.

Can Workstation run containers or Kubernetes clusters?

Yes. In addition to virtual machines, both Workstation Pro and Workstation Player include the CLI tool ‘vctl’ which is used to push, pull, build and run OCI containers. ‘vctl’ also lets users run local Kubernetes clusters without requiring Docker for Windows.

What languages is VMware Workstation Pro available in?

Workstation Pro software and documentation is available in English and Japanese (Windows only).

Can I access VMware Workstation Pro documentation online for free?

Yes, our documentation centers are as follows:

VMware Workstation Pro Documentation CenterVMware Workstation Player Documentation Center

• What languages is VMware Workstation Pro available in?

TECH SPECS

System Requirements

  • 64-bit x86 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or equivalent, AMD Athlon 64 FX Dual Core Processor or equivalent.
  • 1.3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM recommended

Host Operating Systems (64-bit required)

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Ubuntu 8.04 and above
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and above
  • CentOS 5.0 and above
  • Oracle Linux 5.0 and above
  • openSUSE 10.2 and above
  • SUSE Linux 10 and above

Guest Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • RedHat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux    
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS
  • Solaris, FreeBSD, and various other Linux Distros

DOMANDE FREQUENTI

Che cos’è VMware Workstation Player?

VMware Workstation Player (noto in precedenza come Player Pro) è un’applicazione hypervisor desktop, che offre caratteristiche di virtualizzazione locale ed è disponibile gratuitamente per uso personale. È possibile applicare una licenza commerciale per consentire a Workstation Player di eseguire macchine virtuali con restrizioni create da VMware Workstation Pro e Fusion Pro.

È possibile continuare a utilizzare VMware Workstation Player gratuitamente? 

È possibile continuare a utilizzare VMware Workstation Player gratuitamente?

VMware Workstation Player è gratuito per uso personale non commerciale (l’uso aziendale e l’uso no profit sono considerati usi commerciali). Se si desidera approfondire la propria conoscenza delle macchine virtuali o eseguire una macchina virtuale per uso personale, è possibile continuare a utilizzare VMware Workstation Player gratuitamente. Gli studenti e il personale docente di istituti universitari accreditati aderenti al VMware Academic Program possono utilizzare VMware Workstation Player gratuitamente.

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