There are numerous virtual environment provides on the market today, some put ease of use above functionality, other place integration above stability. VMware Workstation Pro is the easiest to use, the fastest and the most reliable app when it comes to evaluating a new OS, or new software apps and patches, in an isolated and safe virtualized environment.
Key Features include:
- Powerful 3D Graphics - DirectX 10* and OpenGL 3.3 support.
- VMware Compatibility - Create one; Run anywhere on VMware software.
- vSphere and vCloud Air Support - Drag and drop VMs between environments.
- Restricted and Encrypted VMs - Protection and performance enhancements.
- Expiring Virtual Machines - Time-limited virtual machines.
- Latest Hardware Support - Broadwell and Haswell CPU support.
- Enterprise Quality Virtual Machines - 16 vCPUs, 8TB virtual disks, and 64GB memory.
- Enhanced IPv6 Support - IPv6-to-IPv4 NAT (6to4 and 4to6).
- Virtual Machine Video Memory - Up to 2GB.
- Enhanced Connectivity - USB 3.0, Bluetooth, HD audio, printers, and Skype support.
- High Resolution Displays - 4K UHD and QHD+ support.
VMware Workstation Pro is a perfect choice for those of you who are a little skeptical about making the leap over to Windows 10. By utilizing an app like this, you'll get to try out all of Windows 10's new features in a safe sandboxed environment, without the need to install the OS natively. VMware Workstation Pro doesn't just support Microsofts OS, you can also install Linux VMs, including Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora, and lots of other distributions as well.
Overall, Workstation Pro offers high performance, strong reliability, and cutting edge features that make it stand out from the crowd. The full version is a little pricey, but you do get what you pay for.
Support has been added for the following operating systems as both host and guest.
This release contains bug fixes and security updates.
This release of VMware Workstation Pro addresses the following issue:
VMware Workstation Pro 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.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6981 to this issue.
On a Linux host with a VLAN network adapter, starting the Workstation Pro network editor fails
In this situation, when you attempt to start the virtual network editor, using the Workstation Pro menu path or with the vmware-netcfg command, the network editor crashes.
Attempts to clone a virtual machine or expand a virtual machine might fail when the virtual machine location uses 4K native storage technology
The failure occurs when you attempt to clone a virtual machine to a 4K native storage location, such as a location that uses Microsoft Storage Spaces technology. The failure can also occur when you attempt to expand a virtual machine already located in a 4K native storage location. As the failure occurs, Workstation Pro displays the following error message: "The parameter is incorrect."
When you create a custom virtual machine, the memory slider does not function properly
When you create a virtual machine using the Custom option, the memory value does not coincide with the position of the slider.
Editing the VMX file of a virtual machine to automatically connect a USB device does not have the desired effect
After you edit the configuration file (.vmx) of a virtual machine to include an autoConnect entry for a USB device, as described in https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/164, the USB device does not automatically connect to the virtual machine at power on.