VMware Workstation

Compare VMware Workstation 9 and 10 to VMware Workstation 11

Key Features VMware Workstation 9 VMware Workstation 10 VMware Workstation 11
Maximum virtual CPUs 8 16 16
Maximum virtual disks 2TB 8TB 8TB
Maximum virtual networks 10 20 20
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
Virtual tablet sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, ambient light)   Yes Yes
Remotely upgrade the virtual hardware version of VMs running on vSphere   Yes Yes
Ready for Windows® 8.1 Update, Windows Server 2012 R2, Ubuntu 14.10, RHEL 7, CentOS 7     Yes
Hardware version 11 (new CPU enablement, updated xHCI controller, updated NDIS driver)     Yes
Intel Haswell microarchitecture extension support     Yes
Allocate up to 2GB video memory to a virtual machine     Yes
Improvements for high DPI displays     Yes
Integration with VMware vCloud Air (Upload, View, Run)     Yes
Boot virtual machines with EFI support     Yes
Create desktop shortcuts for virtual machines     Yes

Compare VMware Player 7 Pro to VMware Workstation 11

Key Features VMware Player 7 Pro VMware Workstation 11
Support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB disks, 64GB 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)   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
Create linked clones   Yes
Group power on operation   Yes
Map virtual disks   Yes
Export to OVF   Yes

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