VMware Workstation PRO 15 is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers, testers and enterprise IT, professionals. It can run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC.
VMware Workstation PRO 15 is the easiest, fastest and most reliable way to evaluate new operating systems. Also the software applications and patches, and reference architectures in an isolated and safe virtualized environment.
No other desktop virtualization software offers the performance, reliability, and cutting edge features of Workstation Pro. This software is an integral component of any serious technical professional’s toolkit.
VMware Workstation PRO 15 takes virtualization to the next level with the broadest operating system support, rich user experience, a comprehensive feature set, and high performance.
VMware Workstation PRO 15 is the perfect tool to increase productivity, save time and conquer the cloud. Supports the latest version of Windows and Linux, the latest processors and hardware. And the ability to connect to VMware vSphere and vCloud Air.
VMware Workstation PRO 15 gives technical professionals powerful control over how to set up and interact with virtual machines whether running them locally on your PC or in the cloud. The VMware Workstation PRO 15 interface includes simplified menus, live thumbnails, tabs, preferences screens, and a virtual machine library with search capability allowing you to quickly view and access your virtual machines saving valuable time. Now with VMware Workstation PRO 15 you can tear away a virtual machine tab to the desktop and create a whole new Workstation instance when you need to work with multiple virtual machines.
Built for Microsoft Windows 10 and More
VMware Workstation PRO 15 is the best way to evaluate and test Windows 10 with your existing Windows or Linux PC. In a few simple steps, you can easily install Windows 10 in a virtual machine from a disc or ISO image using the Workstation Virtual Machines Wizard. With VMware Workstation PRO 15 you can start taking advantage of Windows 10 latest features like Cortana the personal digital assistant, inking capabilities in the new Edge web browser, or even start building Universal Apps for Windows 10 devices. You can even ask Cortana to launch VMware Workstation right from Windows 10.
Display Powerful 3D Graphics
VMware Workstation PRO 15 now supports DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 delivering a more fluid and responsive experience when running 3D applications. With these added capabilities you now have access to all the applications that require Direct X10 such as Microsoft’s Power Map tool for Excel, allowing you to visualize data in a whole new dimension. In addition, Workstation makes running highly demanding 3D applications like AutoCAD or SOLIDWORKS a snap in a virtual machine.
Ready for High-Resolution Displays
VMware Workstation PRO 15 has been optimized to support high-resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) displays for Desktops and QHD+ (3200×1800) displays used in laptops and x86 tablets providing you with a crisp and detailed experience. VMware Workstation PRO 15 now supports multiple monitors on the host with different DPI settings so you can run your brand new 4K UHD display along with your existing 1080P HD display.
Create Powerful Virtual Machines
With VMware Workstation PRO 15, you can create virtual machines with up to 16 vCPUs, 8 TB virtual disks, and 64 GB of memory to run the most demanding desktop and server applications in a virtualized environment. You can give graphics-intensive applications an additional boost by allocating up to 2GB of video memory to a virtual machine.
Ready for the Latest Hardware
Take advantage of the latest Intel-based tablets with Workstation virtual tablets sensors. Leverage the latest Microsoft Surface tablets with Workstation’s virtual accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and ambient light sensor to enable applications running in the virtual machines to respond when a user moves, rotates, and shakes their tablet. Whether you are running on a laptop, tablet, or desktop, VMware Workstation PRO 15 supports the latest Intel 64-bit x86 processors, including the Broadwell and Haswell microarchitecture for maximum performance.
VMware Workstation PRO 15 takes advantage of the latest hardware supporting HD audio with 7.1 surround sound, USB 3.0, and Bluetooth devices making it easy to get your new webcam, headset, or printer connected in a virtual machine. Workstation 15 Pro now supports USB 3.0 in Windows 7 besides Windows 8 for ultra-fast file transfers with external storage devices. In addition Workstation 15 Pro improves the performance of Skype or Lync conference calls within guest virtual machines so you can conduct crystal clear conference calls from your virtual machines.
Build Virtual Networks
With improved IPv6 support, including IPv6-to-IPv4 Network Address Translation (6to4 and 4to6), users can create more complex networking topologies than ever before. Use the VMware Workstation PRO 15 virtual network editor to add and remove virtual IPv4 or IPv6 networks and create custom virtual networking configurations, ideal for testing and demonstration environments without impacting the PCs network configuration.
Leverage the Power of vSphere and vCloud Air
VMware Workstation PRO 15 provides connections to VMware vSphere and vCloud Air service allowing you to extend and scale your virtual machines in the cloud. This allows technical professionals to work with local and server-hosted virtual machines side by side for optimal flexibility and leverage resources beyond the power of a single PC. With Workstation 15 Pro, seamlessly drag and drop virtual machines between your PC and your internal cloud running vSphere, ESXi or another instance of Workstation. In addition, easily connect to vCloud Air and upload, run, and view virtual machines right from the Workstation 15 Pro interface.
Virtual Machine Cross-Compatibility
VMware Workstation PRO 15 provides compatibility across the VMware product portfolio and across different platforms. With Workstation 15 Pro you can create virtual machines that can run across the VMware product portfolio or create restricted virtual machines that can be used in Horizon FLEX, Fusion Pro, and Workstation Player.
What’s new in VMware Workstation Pro 15.5 Build 14665864:
VMware Workstation 15.5 Pro is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 15 Pro users. It includes the following updates:
- Support for new guest operating systems:
- Windows 10 19H2
- Debian 10.0/10.1
- Debian 9.11
- Oracle Linux 8.0
- SLE 15 SP1
- FreeBSD 12.0
- PhotonOS 3.0
- Jumbo frame support: Virtual networks can now be configured with MTU size of up to 9000 bytes.
- Preserve Network Configuration: Network settings are now preserved after upgrades. You can also import and export your network configurations.
- Multiple display shortcut key: You can now quickly adjust the VM display layout with a new keyboard shortcut.
- PVSCI device support: PVSCSI adapter is now officially supported by Workstation, which enhances the compatibility for VMs migration between Workstation and vSphere.
- Open VM Tools is the default VMware Tools for applicable Linux virtual machine: For more information, see Workstation 15.5 Pro product documentation.
- Workstation 15.5.2 Pro addresses a use-after-free vulnerability in vmnetdhcp. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3947 to this issue.
- Workstation 15.5.2 Pro addresses a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Cortado Thinprint. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3948 to this issue.
- Workstation 15.5.2 Pro addresses a privilege escalation vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5543 to this issue.
VMware Workstation Pro runs on most 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems:
- Windows 10
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Oracle Linux
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Size: 558.68 MB