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Learn about the latest features in Workstation 16 and Fusion 12 and order today.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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|
|Host Guest Integration||WS Player||Fusion Player||WS Pro||Fusion Pro|
|Host/Guest File Sharing|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|"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|
|Licensing||WS Player||Fusion Player||WS Pro||Fusion Pro|
|Free for Personal Use|