• Desktop Hypervisor Products

    Workstation for Windows and Linux

    Industry Defining Desktop Hypervisor for Windows and Linux used by IT Professionals and Developers worldwide. Now with OCI containers and Kubernetes support.

    Fusion for Mac

    Simply Powerful macOS Desktop Hypervisor App for Mac. Run Windows, macOS or Linux virtual desktops, or build and run OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters.

    Desktop Hypervisor Tools

    With more than 20 years of virtualization excellence and over 50 industry awards, VMware aims to provide the most stable and secure local desktop virtualization platform in the industry.

    IT Pros

    Run virtual machines, containers and Kubernetes clusters that are compatible with your corporate data center, right from your laptop with Fusion and Workstation. Deploy and demo or learn software defined data center environments offline and on the go. Quickly perform management tasks when connected to remote vSphere or ESXi environments. Workstation Pro also supports innovative network design software to quickly stand up networking test lab environments for everything from learning about network fundamentals or performing penetration and security testing.

    Businesses

    Add a new level of security to your fleet of productivity software users by providing a secured sandbox to run secondary Operating Systems designed for any kind of use case. From App Developers to Corporate Executives, the security barrier of the VMware Desktop Hypervisor delivers an incredibly effective enclave for safely running apps of any kind.

    Developers

    Create and test multiple operating systems and browser compatibility to build cross-platform or cloud-scale apps from your desktop with Fusion and Workstation. Whether you’re developing for iOS, Android or Linux; building Windows apps on a Mac; or simulating cloud-scale, container orchestration platform like??Kubernetes, VMware helps you build amazing software for just about any platform on the planet.

    What’s New

    Learn about the latest features in Workstation 16 and Fusion 12 and order today.

    Workstation 16

    Updated OS Support

    Workstation 16 supports the latest 2004 version of Windows 10, including Hyper-V mode compatibility for Device & Credential Guard and WSL, as well as supporting new releases of the most popular Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu and more.

    Containers and Kubernetes Clusters

    Workstation 16 Pro and Player both provide a new CLI for building and running OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters: ‘vctl.’ Supports thousands of pre-built container images, as well as building custom images from standard Dockerfiles.

    Workstation 16

    Graphics Engine Enhancements

    Workstation 16 now provides a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 compliant virtual graphics device to Windows virtual machines, adding new compatibility for hundreds of apps and games. Linux hosts can now use Intel Integrated GPUs with our new Vulkan rendering engine, delivering DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 to VMs without needing more a powerful discrete GPU.

    vSphere 7 Compatibility

    Workstation has been updated with compatibility for vSphere 7, including virtual machine hardware and remote ESXi and?vCenter Server?connections.

    Workstation 16

    Fusion Player

    VMware Introduces Fusion Player, available with free licensing for Personal Use or paid licensing for Commercial use in alignment with VMware Workstation 16 Player.

    Containers and Kubernetes

    Fusion 12 provides a new CLI for building and running OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters: ‘vctl.’ Supports thousands of pre-built container images, as well as building custom images from standard Dockerfiles.

    Workstation 16

    Ready for Big Sur

    Fusion 12 Pro and Player support macOS 11 ‘Big Sur’ as well as macOS 10.15 ‘Catalina.’

    DirectX 11 Graphics Engine

    Fusion 12 now delivers a robust. DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 capable virtual graphics device, enabling support for hundreds of previously unplayable apps and games. In addition, Fusion now supports using External GPU devices, delivering a noticeable improvement in framerates.

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    General

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    Graphics

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    Device Support

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    Security Features

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    Host Operating Systems

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    Guest Operating Systems

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    Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD)

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    Windows apps in the Mac Dock ?

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    Windows Host Specific Features

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    Share Virtual Machine (Workstation Server)

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    Linux Host Specific Features

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    Vulkan Rendering Engine

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    Advanced Features

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    Command Line Operation: vmrun and VIX

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    REST API

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    "Nautilus Container Engine"

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    Licensing

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    Free for Personal Use

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