Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software
developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple
operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run
Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable
virtual machines - no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required.
VMware Workstation delivers excellent performance and advanced features
such as memory optimization and the ability to manage multi-tier
configurations. Essential features such as virtual networking, live
snapshots, drag and drop and shared folders, and PXE support make
VMware Workstation the most powerful and indispensable tool for
enterprise IT developers and system administrators.
of customers and dozens of major product awards over the last six
years, VMware Workstation is a proven technology that improves
productivity and flexibility. An indispensable tool for software
developers and IT professionals worldwide.
works by enabling multiple operating systems and their applications to
run concurrently on a single physical machine. These operating systems
and applications are isolated in secure virtual machines that co-exist
on a single piece of hardware. The VMware virtualization layer maps the
physical hardware resources to the virtual machine's resources, so each
virtual machine has its own CPU, memory, disks, I/O devices, etc.
Virtual machines are the full equivalent of a standard x86 machine.
VMware Workstation enables users to:
- Configure and test multi-tier applications, application updates, and operating system patches on a single PC
- Easily restore or share archived test environments, reducing repetitive configuration and set-up time
- Streamline computer-based training by allowing students to always
start from a "clean" state and experiment with multiple operating
systems, applications, and tools in secure, isolated virtual machines
- Run software demos of complex or multi-tier configurations on a single laptop
- Accelerate help desk resolution of end-user problems with a library of pre-configured virtual machines