See VMSA for further information. Download Specs What's New Alternatives 5. Windows Linux v12 for older CPUs. Last updated:. June 9, User rating:. Found a bad link? Help us by reporting it. Features: Run any virtual machine. Access host PC devices. Support has been added for the following operating systems as both host and guest. Ubuntu Important Fixes: This release of VMware Workstation Player addresses the following issue: VMware Workstation Player has an uninitialized stack memory usage vulnerability in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter that might allow a guest to execute code on the host.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project cve. Previous release notes: New Guest operating systems support. The following support is new in Workstation 15 Player: Windows 10 Ubuntu It provides higher visual quality through the support of multi-sample anti-aliasing MSAA. DirectX Hardware version 16 DirectX The following virtual machine operations are supported: Virtual machine inventory management Virtual machine power management Networking management VCSA 6.
USB Auto connect to virtual machine USB devices can automatically connect to a powered on virtual machine when you configure Workstation 15 Pro to remember the connection rule. This is a Windows host only feature. VMware Tools Known Issues Unable to open a virtual machine on a VMware Workstation Player for Linux host On a Linux host, when the setting that records file and application usage is disabled, opening a virtual machine with VMware Workstation Player does not succeed.
It ships with far fewer features than the pro version. Once you have downloaded the program, you will have to install it after you make sure there are no other VMware products on the hardware. During the installation process, users will need to input settings that will define the way it interacts with your system. These specialized options allow you to be able to run the software smoothly. Once you restart the PC, the server will be running.
You will have a variety of options to choose from when you get started. Using the Library which appears on the left of the screen allows you to view the different options available like which systems can be run, remote hosts, and folders.
There are the thumbnails and status bar that you can use to view information the program is sending you. Also, it allows you to have immediate control over your hardware. You can use the view menu to customize how the Workstation looks. Finally, there are hot-key functions that are available for working within the program. You can find them and their uses in the menus of the software.
Creating VMs is important, however, there are many more features needed to provide a good experience like the seamless mode that allows you to feel as if the VM is totally part of the PC. The most useful of which are the two snapshots and checkpoints. Snapshots allow you to take pictures of the VM that you are running and save it automatically to your main system. On the other hand, checkpoints allow you to save where you were with the virtual machine and pick back up from that point.
Workstation Pro is a Type 2 hypervisor , which means it executes its command by running them through the host software. Another important feature is the improved graphics generator with support DirectX The software provides two important functions for developers who need more than just physical computers. It can also generate virtual networks and vSphere and vCloud Air.