Simplicity Across Clouds Is Rare
91% of executives are looking to improve “consistency across [their] public cloud environments."
Applications Need to Be Modernized
68% of developers want to expand use of modern application frameworks, APIs and services.
Distributed Work Models Are Here to Stay
72% of enterprise employees are working from non-traditional environments.
Security Is a Top-Down Concern
Risk related to security, data and privacy issues remains the #1 multi-cloud challenge.
Get on a Faster Path to Prod
Build and deploy quickly and securely on any public cloud or on-premises Kubernetes cluster.
Simplify Kubernetes Operations
Build and operate a secure, multi-cloud container infrastructure at scale.
Pair with App Development Experts
Unlock value by modernizing your existing apps and building innovative new products.
Scale Your Business & Innovate
Secure, run, and manage modern apps at scale, across clouds with consistent operations, higher speed, and reduced risks.
Accelerate Cloud Transformation
Modernize infrastructure, ops and apps to reduce cross-cloud complexity, lower costs, and improve security.
Empower a Hybrid Workforce
Enable anywhere work with broad effective security, a frictionless employee experience, and reduced cost and complexity.
Run enterprise apps at scale with a consistent cloud infrastructure across public clouds, data centers and edge environments.
Deliver an Engaging Experience
Put employees first with device choice, flexibility, and seamless, consistent, high-quality experiences.
Secure Today’s Anywhere Workspace
Ease the move to Zero Trust with situational intelligence and connected control points.
Automate the Workspace
Manage to outcomes — not tasks — with intelligent compliance, workflow and performance management.
Secure & Connect Workloads
Operationalize consistent security and networking across apps, users, and entities with transparency built into our tools.
Protect APIs — the New Endpoints
Increase app velocity and centrally manage, secure, connect, and govern your clusters no matter where they reside.
Get built-in threat intelligence spanning users, endpoints and networks to evolve your protection in a dynamic landscape.
Deliver security and networking as a built-in distributed service across users, apps, devices, and workloads in any cloud.
Work with a VMware Partner
Partners deliver outcomes with their expertise and VMware technology, creating exceptional value for our mutual customers.
Become a Partner
Together with our partners, VMware is building the new multi-cloud ecosystem positioned to become essential to our customers.
Thank you for your interest in VMware Workstation. Below are answers to common questions about Workstation 5, including new features, things to consider before you start, how the evaluation works, supported hardware, technical support and how to buy.
VMware Workstation allows you to run multiple operating systems at the same time, on the same physical computer. It gives you the equivalent of additional PCs on your desktop. VMware Workstation installs as an application on top of Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, or certain Linux distributions. Once installed, you can configure a virtual machine with memory, disk and its devices. Then you install an operating system on the virtual machine and boot it up as you would a physical PC. You can then use Workstation to test and debug software, including multi-tier configurations.
The performance under VMware Workstation depends on your hardware and virtual machine's configuration. Having a 500MHz or faster processor and 256MB memory is recommended for best performance. Make sure you install VMware tools in your guest operating system.
Note: Remember, virtual machines running under VMware Workstation are like physical computers in many ways - and, like physical computers, they generally perform better if they have faster processors and more memory.
Instructions to Evaluate
See list of devices currently supported in a virtual machine.
VMware offers self-help for evaluation users on our Web site. Free online resources include:
Please note that we do not currently offer any additional assistance to individual evaluation users. If you are a corporate or academic institution evaluation user, please contact our Sales Team for assistance