VMware Workstation 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 is designed for professionals that rely on virtual machines to get their job done. VMware Workstation allows technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.
Key Features:
• Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the same PC
• Create powerful virtual machines to run the most demanding applications
• Run a cloud on your PC
• Move and access your virtual machines easily, whether in your PC, in your datacenter or in the cloud
• Create restricted virtual machines that can expire
• Run VMware Workstation as a server to share virtual machines with others

PC requirements:
• System requirements:
  Systems using Processors (CPUs) launched in 2011 or later are supported except:
  ○ Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 “Bonnell”  micro-architecture (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)
  ○ Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 “Saltwell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600.
  ○ Systems using AMD processors based on the “Llano” and “Bobcat” micro-architectures (e.g. code-named “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)

In addition the following are supported:

Systems using Intel processors based on the 2010 “Westmere” micro-architecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990)

Hardware requirements:
VMware Workstation runs on standard x86-PCs with Intel and AMD processors.
VMware recommends the following:
• 64-bit x86 Intel Core™ SolProcessor or equivalent, AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Dual Core Processor or equivalent
• 1.3GHz speed or faster
• 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM and above recommended

Workstation installation:
1.2 GB of available disk space for the application. Additional hard disk space required for each virtual machine. Please refer tvendors recommended disk space for specific guest operating systems.
For Windows Aergraphics support in a virtual machine
• 3GB RAM (Host PC)
• Intel Dual Core, 2.2GHz and above or AMD Athlon 4200+ and above
• NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT and above or ATI Radeon HD 2600 and above

VMware Workstation runs on most 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems :
• Windows 10
• Windows 8
• Windows 7
• Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2008
• Ubuntu 10.04 and above
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 and above
• CentOS 5.8 and above
• Oracle Linux 5.8 and above
• openSUSE 11.2 and above
• SUSE Linux 11.2 and above

Release Notes VMware Workstation 15.0.1 | 9 Nov 2018
Release Notes VMware Workstation 12.5.9 | 10 Jan 2018
Release Notes VMware Workstation 11.1.4 | 12 May 2016
Release Notes VMware Workstation 10.0.7 | 2 July 2015
Release Notes VMware Workstation 9.0.4 | 03 July 2014

What’s NEW :
The following support is new in Workstation 14 Pro:
Windows 10 Creators Update support 
  VMware Workstation Pro provides the following support for Windows 10 Creators Update:
  ○ Run Windows 10 Creators Update as a virtual machine
  ○ Run Windows 10 Creators Update as a host operating system
  ○ Windows 10 Creators Update Auto Detect and Easy Install
  ○ Unity support for Windows 10

New Guest operating systems support
  Support has been added for the following operating systems:
  ○ Ubuntu 17.04
  ○ Fedora 26
  ○ CentOS 7.4
  ○ RHEL 7.4
  ○ Debian 9.1
  ○ Oracle Linux 7.4
  ○ SLE 12 SP3
  ○ OpenSUSE 42.3

Guest VBS Support
  Enabling VBS (Virtualization Based Security) within Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 running as guest operating systems is now supported on VMware Workstation. You can have advanced security features like Device Guard and Credential Guard within guest operating systems.
Guest VBS support currently is only supported for Intel CPUs. For best performance, use Intel Skylake generation CPUs and above.

Virtual TPM
  Workstation 14 Pro now provides a TPM 2.0 compatible virtual Trusted Platform Module for use with advanced security and encryption technologies, such as BitLocker.

VMware Hardware Version 14
  ○ New CPU enablement, including Intel Skylake and AMD Ryzen CPU support.
  ○ Secure Boot, Workstation 14 Pro introduces Secure Boot support for virtual machines to ensure only trusted code is loaded by the UEFI firmware prior to the OS "handoff" process.
  ○ Virtual NVMe support Workstation 14 Pro introduces a new virtual NVMe storage controller for improved guest operating system performance on Host SSD drives and support for testing VMware vSAN.  NVMe devices require virtual hardware version 13 / ESXi 6.5 compatibility and later.

Advanced Networking
  ○ Rename Virtual Network (Windows host only), Workstation 14 Pro can rename networks in the Virtual Network Editor for better organization.
  ○ Network Latency simulation, As well as being able to introduce Packet Loss and Bandwidth caps, Workstation 14 Pro provides new virtual networking controls for introducing incoming and outgoing Latency to virtual machines on a per-NIC basis.

ESXi Host Power Operations
  The following ESXi power operations can now be performed from Workstation 14 Pro:
  ○ Shutdown
  ○ Restart
  ○ Enter/Exit Maintenance Mode

Native OVF support
 With improved OVF/OVA support, Workstation 14 Pro provides an effortless walkthrough to deploy the VMware VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) OVA package for testing and experimentation within Workstation. VCSA6.0 and 6.5 are supported.

Scan for Virtual Machines
Workstation 14 Pro now allows users to quickly refresh their VM inventory by scanning for virtual machines. It supports VMs on local folders as well as on network shared storage and USB drives.
Automatically Suspend Shared Virtual Machines Upon Host Shutdown
All running shared virtual machines will be automatically suspended(for both Windows and Linux hosts) or shutdown(Linux hosts only) when the host operating system initiates a shutdown.
Enhanced UI Experience
  ○ IP Address Display on VM Console,The IP and MAC addresses of a VM are now displayed in the VM information area. VMware Tools 10.1.15 or greater is required.
  ○ Auto clean up Windows VM disk space, Clean Up Disks now can be automated upon a VM power off. (Windows hosts only)

New GTK+ 3 based UI for Linux
Linux Workstation UI has been rewritten to support GTK+ 3.

Known Issues
The following issues might occur in this version of VMware Workstation Pro.

“Fit Guest Now” is disabled for Fedora 26 virtual machine with bundled VMware Tools installed
When Fedora 26 virtual machine is running with VMware Tools bundled with VMware Workstation Pro, menu “View > Fit Guest Now" is disabled.
Workaround: Uninstall bundled VMTools, and install latest open vm tools.

In unity/multimonitor mode, after suspend and resume VM, the screen display change to very big image size
When you check menu View -> Autosize -> Center guest, then switch VM to unity or multimonitor mode, after suspend and resume VM, the virtual machine resolution will change to very big size.
Workaround: Check menu View -> Autosize -> Autofit Guest

"The VMware Tools power-on script did not run successfully in this virtual machine" error prompts out when power on a VCSA6.0 appliance
Power on an imported VCSA6.0 appliance within Workstation Pro, following error message will prompt out:"The VMware Tools power-on script did not run successfully in this virtual machine"
Workaround: Click "OK" button to ignore the error message.

USB devices on some of the 3.1 xhci controllers are not available for passthrough on windows hosts
USB devices connected to some USB 3.1 controllers are not listed under “VM > Removable Devices”, hence the device cannot be pass-through to the virtual machine.
Workaround: None.

Windows 10 Insider Preview virtual machine may become black screen after exit Unity or multimonitor
When you have more than 1 monitors connecting to your host, Windows 10 Insider Preview VM may become black screen under following scenarios:
Enter Unity mode and then Exit Unity mode
Switch to multimonitor mode, then switch back to 1 monitor
Workaround: You can switch back to Unity mode or original multimonitor mode to get VM’s display normal.

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