Overview VMware Workstation 16 Player
WORKSTATION PLAYER DELIVERS
Simple but Powerful Virtualization
With nearly 20 years of active development, VMware Workstation Player builds from the same platform as VMware Workstation Pro and VMware vSphere, making it one of the most mature and stable solutions for local desktop virtualization. Safely and easily run a second operating system as a virtual machine (VM) on a single PC without affecting your main desktop environment and without rebooting.
The Perfect Tool for Learning
The isolation and sandbox capabilities of VMware Workstation Player make it the perfect tool to help you learn about operating systems, applications and how they work. Being able to run a server environment on a desktop PC also allows you to explore software and application development in a “real world” environment without interfering with the host desktop.
Your Path to ‘Work from Anywhere’
With VMware Workstation Player, you can isolate corporate desktops from end-user owned devices by disabling copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, shared folders and access to USB devices. Run restricted VMs that are encrypted and password-protected to ensure only authorized users can interact with corporate data.
A Secure and Isolated Environment
Run a secure second desktop with different privacy settings, tools and networking configurations to keep your host system safe and secure while browsing online.
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.
- 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
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Oracle Linux
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Note that Windows 7 hosts are no longer supported, Workstation 16 will not function on them.