VMware Workstation Pro For PC 16.0.0

November 23, 2020 - VMware, Inc (Free)
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VMware Workstation Pro is a Virtual Machine For Windows 10 and industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines (VMs) on a single Linux or Windows PC. IT professionals, developers, and businesses who build, test, or demo software for any device, platform, or cloud rely on Workstation Pro. It comes with a virtual machine library that allows users to access and run machines whenever required. Though the program isn’t free to download, it does come with a trial period.

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Virtualization has allowed us to decrease our costs, increase our agility, increase time to market for new business applications and make changes more efficiently. – James Harrison

Virtualization offers various benefits. With Virtual Machine For Windows 10, developers can create and test cross-platform applications, and IT employees can get unlimited access to a high-powered tool. Additionally, students can explore and learn to use different operating systems, and businesses can cut down on hardware costs and run multiple virtual machines using laptops with limited system resources. Additionally, it supports QHD and 4K UHD resolution for better display.

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System Requirements

Operating System Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Processor 3 GHz or faster core speed
Memory 2 GB RAM minimum/ 4 GB RAM or more recommended
Storage Space 1.20 GB free available space

Technical Specification

Software Name VMware Workstation Pro for Windows V 16.0.0
File Size 619 MB
Languages English, Japanese
License Free Trial
Developer VMware, Inc

Main Features of VMware Virtual Machine For Windows 10

  • vSphere Integration: Workstation serves as the ultimate companion to vSphere. A shared hypervisor delivers environment fidelity like no other, ensuring that apps can easily move between desktop, data center and cloud. Workstation brings insight into remote clusters, data centers and virtual machines, as well as allow users to quickly deploy ESXi and the vCenter Server Appliance as VMs in a local lab on a single PC.
  • CLI for Containers and Kubernetes: Workstation Pro brings with it a new CLI for commanding OCI containers and kind Kubernetes clusters: ‘vctl’. With vctl, Workstation Pro users can Build, Run, Pull and Push OCI container images. Locally, Workstation deploys a tiny appliance VM to host containers, giving them their own IP address on a custom ‘vmnet,’ removing the need for port forwarding, while consuming fewer resources during operation.
  • High-Performance 3D Graphics: VMware Workstation Pro supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3, delivering a fluid and responsive experience for running 3D applications. Users can run the most highly demanding 3D apps or modern games with impeccable performance in a VM, supporting the latest high-performance graphics hardware.
  • Powerful Virtual Networking: Create complex IPv4 or IPv6 virtual networks for VMs with added support for Jumbo Frames or integrate with third-party software to design full data center topologies using real-world routing software and tools. Test app resiliency Virtual Network Simulation by introducing packet loss, latency and bandwidth restrictions.
  • Clones for Rapid Duplication: Save time and effort and ensure an exact duplicate when repeatedly creating the same VM setup. Use “Linked Clones” to quickly duplicate a VM while significantly reducing physical disk space. Use “Full Clones” to create fully isolated duplicates that can be shared with others.
  • Helpful Snapshots: Create a rollback point to revert to on the fly, which is perfect for testing unknown software or creating customer demos. Multiple snapshots make it easy to test a variety of different scenarios without the need to install multiple operating systems.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Run multiple operating systems simultaneously May seem expensive
Connect to virtual machines remotely
Encrypt VMs for better security
Manage and use multiple snapshots

FAQ Of VMware Virtual Machine For Windows 10

Q: What is VMware Workstation?

A: This software is a line of Desktop Hypervisor products which lets users run virtual machines, containers and Kubernetes clusters.

Q: How can I download VMware Workstation?

A: It 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

Q: VMware Workstation Free?

A: It has multiple licensing options depending on your use case. Workstation Player is available free for personal, non-commercial use, but requires a license for commercial use. A valid Commercial license will remove the ‘Non-commercial use only’ banner placed within the product. VMware Workstation Pro requires a paid license for personal and commercial uses, with different terms for each as defined by the VMware Product Guide

Q: What languages is VMware Workstation Pro available in?

A: Workstation Pro software and documentation are available in English and Japanese (Windows only).

Conclusion

VMware Workstation is a virtual machine software and desktop virtualization solution that provides power users, system administrators, and developers with the necessary capabilities to run and test multiple operating systems on the same computer.