VMware Desktop Hypervisors: VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion: Local Mac, Windows and Linux Virtualization
 

Desktop Hypervisor products from VMware provide IT pros, developers and businesses alike with a powerful local virtualization sandbox to build, run or support apps of any kind.

With more than 20 years of virtualization excellence and over 50 industry awards, VMware aims to provide the most stable and secure local desktop virtualization platform in the industry.

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DESKTOP HYPERVISOR PRODUCTS  

Workstation for Windows and Linux

Industry Defining Desktop Hypervisor for Windows and Linux used by IT Professionals and Developers worldwide. Now with OCI containers and Kubernetes support.

Fusion for Mac

Simply Powerful macOS Desktop Hypervisor App for Mac. Run Windows, macOS or Linux virtual desktops, or build and run OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters.

WHAT’S NEW

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New in Workstation 16 

VMware Workstation Player 16
VMware Workstation Pro 16

Updated OS Support
Workstation 16 supports the latest 2004 version of Windows 10, including Hyper-V mode compatibility for Device & Credential Guard and WSL, as well as supporting new releases of the most popular Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu and more.

Containers and Kubernetes Clusters
Workstation 16 Pro and Player both provide a new CLI for building and running OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters: ‘vctl.’ Supports thousands of pre-built container images, as well as building custom images from standard Dockerfiles.

Graphics Engine Enhancements for Windows and Linux
Workstation 16 now provides a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 compliant virtual graphics device to Windows virtual machines, adding new compatibility for hundreds of apps and games. Linux hosts can now use Intel Integrated GPUs with our new Vulkan rendering engine, delivering DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 to VMs without needing more a powerful discrete GPU.

vSphere 7 Compatibility
Workstation has been updated with compatibility for vSphere 7, including virtual machine hardware and remote ESXi and vCenter Server connections

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New in Fusion 12 

New in Fusion 11.5
New in Fusion 11.5

Fusion Player
VMware Introduces Fusion Player, available with free licensing for Personal Use or paid licensing for Commercial use in alignment with VMware Workstation 16 Player.

Ready for Big Sur
Fusion 12 Pro and Player support macOS 11 ‘Big Sur’ as well as macOS 10.15 ‘Catalina.’

Containers and Kubernetes
Fusion 12 provides a new CLI for building and running OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters: ‘vctl.’ Supports thousands of pre-built container images, as well as building custom images from standard Dockerfiles.

DirectX 11 Graphics Engine
Fusion 12 now delivers a robust. DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 capable virtual graphics device, enabling support for hundreds of previously unplayable apps and games. In addition, Fusion now supports using External GPU devices, delivering a noticeable improvement in framerates.

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Desktop Hypervisor Tools For:

IT Pros 

Run virtual machines, containers and Kubernetes clusters that are compatible with your corporate data center, right from your laptop with Fusion and Workstation. Deploy and demo or learn software defined data center environments offline and on the go. Quickly perform management tasks when connected to remote vSphere or ESXi environments. Workstation Pro also supports innovative network design software to quickly stand up networking test lab environments for everything from learning about network fundamentals or performing penetration and security testing.

Developers 

Create and test multiple operating systems and browser compatibility to build cross-platform or cloud-scale apps from your desktop with Fusion and Workstation. Whether you’re developing for iOS, Android or Linux; building Windows apps on a Mac; or simulating cloud-scale, container orchestration platform like  Kubernetes, VMware helps you build amazing software for just about any platform on the planet.

Businesses 

Add a new level of security to your fleet of productivity software users by providing a secured sandbox to run secondary Operating Systems designed for any kind of use case. From App Developers to Corporate Executives, the security barrier of the VMware Desktop Hypervisor delivers an incredibly effective enclave for safely running apps of any kind.

COMPARE DESKTOP HYPERVISOR PRODUCTS

Quickly compare features and choose the version that’s right for you.

General WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Create New VMs        
Create Large VMs (32CPU, 128GB RAM)        
Convert PC into a virtual machine        
Mass Deployment        





Host Guest Integration WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Host/Guest File Sharing        
Shared/Mirrored Folders        
One-Click SSH to Linux VM        
Run VMs with Different View Modes        
Unity View Mode (Windows guests only)        





Graphics WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
3D graphics with DX11 and OpenGL 4.1 support        
Large Graphics Memory: 8GB        





Device Support WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
4K / 5K / Retina Display Support        
Support a Wide Range of Virtual Devices        
USB Smart Card Reader Support        
USB 3.1 Device Support        
Assistive Device Support (Section 508 Compliant)        
Multi-Language Keyboard Support        
Virtual Trusted Platform Module Device        
Virtual NVMe Device        





Security Features WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Microsoft Virtualization Based Security (Guest) Support        
Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM)        
UEFI Boot Support        
UEFI Secure Boot Support        
GPU Sandbox Renderer        
Snapshots        
Create/Manage Encrypted VM        





Host Operating Systems WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Windows 10 Host        
Linux - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE         
macOS 10.16 and greater        





Guest Operating Systems WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD)        
Windows 10 Guests        
macOS Guests        





Mac Host Specific Features WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
macOS 10.16 Host support        
macOS Guest Support        
Windows apps in the Mac Dock        
One-Click SSH to Linux VM        
Metal Graphics Engine        
BootCamp Import / Launch        
Application Menu        





Windows Host Specific Features WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Windows 10 Host        
DX12 Rendering Engine        
Hyper-V Mode Support (Device Guard, WSL)        
Share Virtual Machine (Workstation Server)        





Linux Host Specific Features WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Vulkan Rendering Engine        
Host Support - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE         





Advanced Features WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Command Line Operation: vmrun and VIX        
vCenter Server Appliance Easy Deploy        
REST API        
"Nautilus Container Engine"        
Virtual Network Customization (NAT, network rename)        
Virtual Network Simulation (Packet Loss, Latency, Bandwidth)        
Connect to vSphere/ESXi Server        
Remote vSphere Host Power Control        
Create Linked Clones        
Create Full Clones        
Encrypt VMs        





Licensing WS Player Fusion Player WS Pro Fusion Pro
Free for Personal Use        
Commercial License        
Trial License