Overview Vmware Workstation Pro 16
Build and Test for any platform with VMware Workstation
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.
The Ultimate Tool for Modern Developers and IT Professionals
Run VMs, Containers and Kubernetes clusters on a Single PC
VMware Workstation Pro allows you to run multiple virtual machines, OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters at once on the same Windows or Linux PC. Create fully featured and securely isolated Linux and Windows VMs and other desktop, server, and cloud environments, complete with configurable virtual networking and network condition simulation, for use in code development, solution architecting, application testing, product demonstrations and more.
Develop and Test for Any Platform
Workstation Pro supports hundreds of operating systems to run and build apps of any kind, and now has added support to Build, Run, Pull and Push OCI containers, and the ability to create Kubernetes clusters with kind and Minikube, as well as providing the tools for users to deploy Kubernetes the hard way. Workstation Pro is an essential part of the development and testing cycle by providing apps with production-like environments, helping developers find bugs early and release great code on time.
Run Nested or Connect to Remote VMware vSphere
Securely connect with vSphere through vCenter Server or ESXi hosts to launch, control and manage both virtual machines (VMs) and physical hosts. A common VMware hypervisor maximizes productivity and enables easy transfer of VMs to and from your local PC, and also allows for deploying entire VMware Cloud Foundation environments locally, perfect for testing the next big thing.
Secure and Isolate Environments
Run a secure second desktop with different privacy settings, tools and networking configurations, or use forensic tools to investigate OS vulnerabilities. Workstation provides one of the most secure hypervisors in the industry and delivers useful features for IT security professionals, such as the ability to ‘sniff’ virtual network traffic and output it into standard PCAP format.
Create New VMs, Containers and Kubernetes Clusters
3D graphics with DX11 and OpenGL 4.1 support
Assistive Device Support (Section 508 Compliant)
Create/Manage Encrypted VM
Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD)
Windows 10 Host
Virtual Network Customization (NAT, network rename)
Connect to vSphere/ESXi Server
Create Linked Clones
Create Full Clones
Remote vSphere Host Power Control
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.