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VMware ACE 2.7 Release Notes

VMware ACE Version 2.7 | 25 MAY 2010 | Build 261024

Last Document Update: 25 MAY 2010

Check frequently for additions and updates to these release notes.

These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

This release of VMware ACE adds the following new features and support:

New Support for 32-Bit and 64-Bit Operating Systems  

This release provides support for the following host and guest operating systems:

    Operating System

    Host and Guest Support

    Ubuntu 8.04.4 Host and guest
    Ubuntu 10.04 Host and guest
    OpenSUSE 11.2 Host and guest
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Host and guest
    Fedora 12 Guest
    Debian 5.0.4 Guest
    Mandriva 2009.1 Guest

New Features in VMware ACE

  • OpenGL 2.1 Support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista Guests — Improves the ability to run graphics-based applications in virtual machines.
  • Improved Graphics Performance — Enhanced performance with better benchmarks, frame rates, and improved rendering on Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests allows you to run various graphics-based applications. In addition, major improvements in video playback enable you to play high-resolution videos in virtual machines.
  • Automatic Software Updates — Download and install VMware Tools and receive maintenance updates when available.
  • Eight-Way SMP Support — Create and run virtual machines with a total of up to eight-processor cores.
  • 2TB Virtual Disk Support — Maximum virtual disks and raw disks size increased from 950GB to 2TB.
  • Encryption Enhancements — VMware Workstation includes support for Intel's Advanced Encryption Standard instruction set (AES-NI) to improve performance while encrypting and decrypting virtual machines and faster run-time access to encrypted virtual machines on new processors.
  • Memory Management — User interface enhancements have simplified the handling of increased virtual memory capacity.
  • User Experience Improvement Program — Help VMware improve future versions of the product by participating in the User Experience Improvement Program. Participation in the program is voluntary and you can opt out at any time. When you participate in the User Experience Improvement Program, your computer sends anonymous information to VMware, which may include product configuration; usage and performance data, virtual machine configuration; usage and performance data, and information about your host system specifications and configuration.

    The User Experience Improvement Program does not collect any personal data, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address that can be used to identify or contact you. No user identifiable data such as the product license key or MAC address are sent to VMware. VMware does not store your IP address with the data that is collected.

    For more information about the User Experience Improvement Program, click the Learn More link during installation or from the VMware Workstation Preferences menu.

Known Issues

The known issues listed in the VMware Workstation 7.1 Release Notes are also applicable to VMware ACE.