VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC
VMware Workstation Pro is the 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.
Updated OS Support
We’re continuing to support the latest platforms and OS features and we’ve added support for Windows 10 Creator Updates, Guest-based VBS support, UEFI Secure Boot, Ubuntu 17.04, and Fedora 26.
New Networking Controls
Workstation 14 delivers many improved networking functions. You can now simulate latency as well as packet loss using software controls on guest virtual NICs and rename virtual networks for improved organization.
Improved vSphere Support and Integration
Quickly test vSphere with improved OVA support that enables you to easily test the vCenter Server Appliance for rapid lab deployment.
And Much More
With our latest release, we’re improving on the industry standard. We’ve fixed bugs, added handy features, enabled auto clean-up of VM disk space, updated to a new GTK+ 3 based UI for Linux, added more controls for remote ESXi Hosts and more.
Desktop Virtualization for Windows and Linux
VMware Workstation Pro replicates server, desktop and tablet environments in a virtual machine. Run applications on multiple operating systems including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting. Evaluate new operating systems like Windows 10, test software applications, patches and reference architectures in an isolated and safe environment.
Create Powerful Virtual Machines
With the ability to allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory, and graphics memory to each virtual machine, Workstation Pro maximizes your computer’s resources to run the most demanding applications in a virtual environment. Workstation Pro even lets you run virtual ESXi hosts and vSphere appliances, letting you create an entire Software Defined Data Center right on your desktop.
From the PC to the Cloud
Seamlessly access all the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they reside, from the PC to the cloud. Simply drag and drop to move your virtual machines from your PC to the private cloud with VMware vSphere or the public cloud with vCloud Air. By leveraging the hybrid cloud you can quickly migrate and scale your workloads while reducing complexity and maintaining compatibility.
Take Control of Your Virtual Machines
Workstation Pro gives technical professionals powerful controls over how to set up and interact with virtual machines. Choose from a wide variety of options for installing, protecting, connecting, sharing and viewing virtual machines to save valuable time. You can even create virtual machines that are encrypted, require a change of password and expire at a predefined date and time. Use the virtual network editor to build up to 20 custom virtual networks for connected multi-tier applications. Leverage the Snapshot feature to preserve the state of a virtual machine so you can return to it at any time.
Share Your Virtual Machines
Sharing a virtual machine is the quickest way to share and test applications with your team in a more production like environment. Run VMware Workstation Pro as a server to share a repository of pre-loaded virtual machines in every desired configuration with your teammates, department or organization.
VMware Workstation is Designed For
IT professionals to safely test patch deployments, system upgrades and migrations in isolated sandbox environments on a single PC. Systems engineers and other technical sales professionals because it gives them the power to demonstrate an entire virtual network environment—including clients, servers and database virtual machines—all on a single PC. Software developers rely on Workstation Pro integration with Visual Studio, Eclipse and other tool suites to streamline the development and debugging of their applications in multiple operating systems and environments.