VMware Workstation Pro

Compare VMware Workstation 10 and 11 to VMware Workstation 12 Pro

Key Features   VMware Workstation 10 VMware Workstation 11 VMware Workstation 12 Pro
Support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB disks, 64 GB of RAM, and 2GB Video  RAM Yes Yes Yes
Hyper-V support Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop a VM from vSphere to your PC Yes Yes Yes
Create restricted VMs that can expire at a predefined date and time Yes Yes Yes
Virtual tablet sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, ambient light) Yes Yes Yes
Intel Haswell Microarchitecture Extension Support (AVX2, TSX ,and etc.)   Yes Yes
Allocate up to 2GB video memory to a virtual machine   Yes Yes
Boot Virtual machines with EFI Support   Yes Yes
Integration with VMware vCloud Air  (Upload, View, Run)   Yes Yes
Ready for Microsoft Windows 10, Ubuntu 15.04, RHEL 7.1, Fedora 22     Yes
Microsoft DirectX 10 Support     Yes
OpenGL 3.3 Support      Yes
4K Monitor Support      Yes
Host multi monitor support  with different DPI settings     Yes
Automatic VM suspend upon host shutdown      Yes
IPv6 NAT Support     Yes
Tear Away Tabs     Yes
vCloud Air Power Operations (On, Off, Suspend, Resume)     Yes
P2V - Migrate Windows 10 PC to VM     Yes
USB 3.0 Support in Windows 7     Yes
Over 39 new features     Yes

Compare VMware Workstation 12 Player (licensed) to VMware Workstation 12 Pro

Key Features   VMware Workstation 12 Player (licensed) VMware Workstation 12 Pro
Support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB disks, 64 GB of RAM, and 2GB Video  RAM Yes Yes
Support for more than 200 Operating Systems  Yes Yes
Run restricted virtual machines Yes Yes
Create restricted virtual machines   Yes
Create expiring virtual machines   Yes
Snapshot tool   Yes
AutoProtect with snapshots   Yes
Virtual Network editor   Yes
Network bandwidth throttling   Yes
Run as a server to share virtual machines   Yes
Enterprise permissions when sharing VMs   Yes
Connect remotely to vSphere to view and manage VMs   Yes
Integration with VMware vCloud Air  (Upload, View, Run, Power Operations)   Yes
Upload VMs to vSphere server   Yes
Connect remotely to a virtual machine with VNC   Yes
Change virtual hardware compatibility   Yes
Tablet sensor configuration (orientation, motion, ambient light)   Yes
Advanced CPU, network, disk, and display settings   Yes
Boot Virtual machines with EFI Support   Yes
Customizable UI Views with Tabs, Library, Thumbnails, Aero Peek   Yes
Create desktop shortcuts for Virtual machines   Yes
Tear Away Tabs   Yes
Create linked clones   Yes
Group power on operation   Yes
Map virtual disks   Yes
Export to OVF   Yes

Introducing VMware Horizon FLEX

Horizon FLEX Built on the Workstation hypervisor, Horizon FLEX is the enterprise version of the product you love - adding policy-based, central control over remotely deployed virtual machines.

Horizon FLEX can extend the life of legacy applications using local virtual desktops on modern hardware, and reduce the downtime and shipping costs associated with deploying new laptops.




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Common Fusion / Workstation hypervisor Yes Yes
Supports VMware hardware version 12 Yes Yes
Run virtual machines on a Mac Yes
Run virtual machines on Windows Yes Yes
Central management capabilities Yes
Remote policy enforcement Yes
Desktop deployment & entitlement Yes
Remote virtual machine wipe Yes
Integration with Active Directory Yes