Leading Edge PC Virtualization
VMware Workstation Pro transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, Workstation Pro gives users unmatched operating system support, a rich user experience and incredible performance.
Built for Microsoft Windows 10 And More
Workstation 12 Pro is the best way to evaluate and test Windows 10 with your existing Windows or Linux PC. In a few simple steps, you can easily install Windows 10 in a virtual machine from a disk or ISO image using the Workstation Virtual Machines Wizard. With Workstation 12 Pro, you can start taking advantage of new features like Cortana the personal digital assistant, inking capabilities in the new Edge web browser, or even start building Universal Apps for Windows 10 devices. You can even ask Cortana to launch VMware Workstation right from Windows 10.
Ready for the Latest Hardware
Take advantage of the latest Intel based tablets with Workstation virtual tablets sensors. Leverage the latest Microsoft Surface tablets with Workstation’s virtual accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and ambient light sensor to enable applications running in the virtual machines to respond when a user moves, rotates and shakes their tablet. Whether you are running on a laptop, tablet, or desktop, Workstation 12 Pro supports the latest Intel 64-bit x86 processors, including the Broadwell and Haswell microarchitecture for maximum performance.
Desktop Virtualization for Windows and Linux
VMware Workstation Pro replicates server, desktop and tablet environments in a virtual machine. Run applications on multiple operating systems including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting. Evaluate new operating systems like Windows 10, test software applications, patches and reference architectures in an isolated and safe environment.
Create Powerful Virtual Machines
With the ability to allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory, and graphics memory to each virtual machine, Workstation Pro maximizes your computer’s resources to run the most demanding applications in a virtual environment. Workstation Pro even lets you run virtual ESXi hosts and vSphere appliances, letting you create an entire Software Defined Data Center right on your desktop.
From the PC to the Cloud
Seamlessly access all the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they reside, from the PC to the cloud. Simply drag and drop to move your virtual machines from your PC to the private cloud with VMware vSphere or the public cloud with vCloud Air. By leveraging the hybrid cloud you can quickly migrate and scale your workloads while reducing complexity and maintaining compatibility.
Take Control of Your Virtual Machines
Workstation Pro gives technical professionals powerful controls over how to set up and interact with virtual machines. Choose from a wide variety of options for installing, protecting, connecting, sharing and viewing virtual machines to save valuable time. You can even create virtual machines that are encrypted, require a change of password and expire at a predefined date and time. Use the virtual network editor to build up to 20 custom virtual networks for connected multi-tier applications. Leverage the Snapshot feature to preserve the state of a virtual machine so you can return to it at any time.
Share Your Virtual Machines
Sharing a virtual machine is the quickest way to share and test applications with your team in a more production like environment. Run VMware Workstation Pro as a server to share a repository of pre-loaded virtual machines in every desired configuration with your teammates, department or organization.
VMware Workstation is Designed For
IT professionals to safely test patch deployments, system upgrades and migrations in isolated sandbox environments on a single PC. Systems engineers and other technical sales professionals because it gives them the power to demonstrate an entire virtual network environment—including clients, servers and database virtual machines—all on a single PC. Software developers rely on Workstation Pro integration with Visual Studio, Eclipse and other tool suites to streamline the development and debugging of their applications in multiple operating systems and environments.