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VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro

What Is VMware Workstation Pro?

VMware Workstation Pro allows users to set up virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical machine. It provides fast, efficient access to the user's virtual machines and a secure, stable environment for their delivery. VMware Workstation Pro adds enterprise-class capabilities to basic virtualization that provides:

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Reviews of VMware Workstation Pro

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.8
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 201-1,000
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5
82%
4
16%
3
2%
Jonathan Alexander
Jonathan Alexander
IT infrastructure analyst in Dominican Republic
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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An excellent hypervisor to manage and create your virtual machines

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I have used this tool for several years in the company to create controlled test environments and as a hypervisor to create development machines in linux operating systems, it has been very beneficial due to its portability we can move the machines from one host to another

Pros:

What I like the most about this tool is how fast, agile and simple it can be to have a controlled virtual environment on our computers, whether on Windows or Linux, either for our laboratories or in production, and be able to use it at the same time as we use our physical or host team

Cons:

It can be said that sometimes the performance since it consumes resources of the physical machine, although this already goes hand in hand with the physical resources that we have in terms of hardware.

Ranu
Software Developer in India
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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The best type 2 or hosted virtualization tool.

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Using it from many years, yes it makes system slow but too many features are provided by it. The overall UI is very friendly and can be easily understand by anyone. I never studied any tutorials about it.

Pros:

This software contains all the features that are required to in this software class. It becomes quite easy to control VM instances without logging into them because of networking setup by it. The software doesn't conflict with other applications and hosted operating systems. Installation of operating system and image validation feature is also awesome and there are lot of steps it it automatically handles by this software.

Cons:

This software is very heavy because of its features and makes system slow. It also setups lot of connections with base operating systems and even few ports gets blocked. Apart from this I have noticed nothing.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

VMware Workstation

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: It was good for my learning of Kali Linux and Ubuntu, which showed me some new aspects of my current and future job.

Pros:

Possibility to create separate Workstation from my own laptop's usual desktop and setup, which provided a lot of learning opportunities for me, as I was learning a bit of Kali Linux with the help of this Software.

Cons:

Loading up of the Virtual Machine sometimes is taking a lot of time, even though I have solid laptop with good overall performance.

VMware Response

3 years ago

Thank you for your review

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Networking, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Powerful Virtualization Product

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: After 7+ years of using VMware Workstation I can say is the best, easy to deploy, easy to handle, offers solutions for all different users, whether individuals or businesses and offers multiple features that you will not find in other competing products.

Pros:

I have used VMware Workstation for more than seven years, and I can summarize the most important features for me as follows:- - The program is easy to use with a simplified interface - Perfectly compatible with most operating systems - The clone feature is so great with almost no errors - The most important feature for me is the snapshot, which preserves the current state of a virtual machine.

Cons:

- Sometimes there is a slight hang, so you have to restart the machine and you may lose some unsaved changes. - The machine uses a relatively large storage space. I wish if there was an option to compress the size of the machine.

Nikodem
R&D Control Engineer in Poland
Automotive, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Virtual Machines by VMware

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I was using VMware Workstation for creating and working on Ubuntu virtual machines. I think that biggest advantage over free solutions is reliability. I also had better experience with connecting USB devices directly to the virtual machine, than when using VirtualBox.

Pros:

VMware Workstation provides good reliability in comparison to other software. It is also easy to use for end user and basically makes working with virtual machines hassle free. This program just do its job and does it really well.

Cons:

I think the biggest downside of using virtual machines is performance loss. I was using VMware to create virtual machine with Ubuntu 18.04, running on my Windows host. Running applications requiring GPU usually caused bottleneck and I finally decided to switch to dualboot and using Linux natively.

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