Desktop Hypervisor Products

Black Friday: Buy Workstation 17 for Windows and Linux

Limited time: enjoy up to 30% savings. Industry Defining Desktop Hypervisor for Windows and Linux used by IT Professionals and Developers worldwide.

Black Friday: Buy Fusion 13 for Mac

Limited time: enjoy up to 30% savings. Run Windows, macOS or Linux virtual desktops, or build and run OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters.

Desktop Hypervisor Tools

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.

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.

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.

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.

What’s New

Learn about the latest features in Workstation 17 and Fusion 13 and order today.

What’s New

Learn about the latest features in Workstation 17 and Fusion 13 and order today.

Workstation 17

Updated OS Support

Workstation 17 now supports Windows 11, including Hyper-V mode compatibility and WSL2, 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 17 Pro and Player both provide  the vctl CLI for building and running OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters. Supports thousands of pre-built container images, as well as building custom images from standard Dockerfiles.

Workstation 16

Graphics Engine Enhancements

Workstation 17 now provides a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 compliant virtual graphics device to Windows virtual machines, adding new compatibility for hundreds of apps and games. Linux hosts can also use Intel Integrated GPUs with our Vulkan rendering engine, delivering DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 to VMs without needing more a powerful discrete GPU.

vSphere 8 Compatibility

Workstation has been updated with compatibility for vSphere 8, including virtual machine hardware and remote ESXi and vCenter Server connections.

Workstation 16

Fusion for Apple Silicon

Fusion now supports running Arm64 virtual machines, including Windows 11 for Arm, on Apple Silicon Macs.

With support for both Apple Silicon and Intel, Fusion ships a single, Universal DMG that will function natively on both platforms.

Containers and Kubernetes

Fusion 13 provides the vctl CLI for building and running OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters. Supports thousands of pre-built container images, as well as building custom images from standard Dockerfiles.

Workstation 16

Ready for Ventura

Fusion 13 Pro and Player support macOS 13 Ventura as well as macOS 11 Monterey

Windows 11 Support

Fusion 13 supports Windows 11 on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. On Apple Silicon, users can install the Arm edition of Windows 11 to run native Arm apps or x86 apps using the built-in emulator.
Fusion also includes a new virtual trusted platform module and fast encryption to meet Windows 11 requirements.

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 4.3 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

Full and Fast Encryption

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, Windows 11 Host

 

 
Linux - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE 

 

 
macOS 12 and greater
 

 

 

 

 

Guest Operating Systems

WS Player

Fusion Player

WS Pro

Fusion Pro

Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD)

Windows 10 or Windows 11 Guests

macOS Guests
*Intel Only
 
 

 

 

 

 

Mac Host Specific Features

WS Player

Fusion Player

WS Pro

Fusion Pro

macOS 12 Host support  

 

macOS Guest Support
*Intel Only
 
 

 

Windows apps in the Mac Dock
*Intel Only
 

 

One-Click SSH to Linux VM  

 

Metal Graphics Engine  

 

BootCamp Import / Launch
*Intel Only
 

 

Application Menu  

 

 

 

 

Windows Host Specific Features

WS Player

Fusion Player

WS Pro

Fusion Pro

Windows 10 or 11 Hosts

 

 
DX12 Rendering Engine

 

 
Hyper-V Mode Support (Device Guard, WSL)

 

 

 

 

 

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

vctl container CLI

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    

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