VMware Workstation Pro 2020
VMware Workstation Pro 16.1 is an application that allows us to run multiple operating system as a virtual machine on a single windows and Linux PC. It is now available for both versions x64 and x86 of Windows and Linux operating systems. it provides a feature to set up virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical machine and use them simultaneously along with the host machine.
VMware Workstation 2020 is very useful and ultimate software for professional and developer to use it for testing and building softwares for different platforms and devices. Because it run multiple virtrul machine, OCI container and kubernatess clusters at once on a single Windows and Linux machine.
VMware workstation Pro 16
VMware Workstation 16 Pro has been regularly updated since 1999. However, the frequency of updates has accelerated dramatically with the broad adoption of virtualization. Workstation reached version 16 by late 2020. Today, VMware Workstation Pro can support large VMs using 16 virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and 64 GB of RAM and can easily handle 4K displays and offers USB support for smart cards and 3.0 devices.
VMware Workstation Pro: Once you have set up a virtual machine, you can run different operating system on each virtual machine including latest Microsoft Windows, Linux, BSD, and MS-DOS. VMware Workstation is developed by VMware, Inc., a division of Dell Technologies It comes in two versions. Paid and free. Free-of-charge version, in known as VMware Workstation Player. That is used for non-commercial use. You can also find Ready-made Linux VMs set up for different purposes on internet from several sources.
Workstation Pro supports some other great features which is very useful like host/guest file sharing and employs 3D graphics under DX10 and OpenGL 3.3. Workstation Pro can easily create and runs encrypted VMs and plus point is that it also takes snapshots of VMs in operation for backup or cloning purposes and shares advanced VMs and you can connect it with other VMware platforms, including vSphere server and vCloud Air.
Workstation Pro requires a 64-bit good CPU start from Intel Core 2 Duo processor or AMD Athlon 64 FX Dual-Core processor or later, and a minimum of 2 GB memory, and 4 GB memory is recommended. These mentioned parts are the low requirements for Workstation Pro software. Now they have also introduced its 32bit. So, many people can use it on Windows 7, 8 and new Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 or 2016. The number of VMs will be limited this is important by the practical limit of computing resources available on the computer.
Note each guest VM will require its own OS, and now in 2020, Workstation Pro supports more than 200 guest OS, so you can use it on all popular one’s like Windows versions such as windows 7, Windows 8and Windows 10 and many versions of Linux, such as Ubuntu, RedHat, SUSE, Oracle Linux, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE and CentOS. Good news is that you can use different guest OS in each VM because the guest OSes need not be identical.
- Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
- Memory (RAM): 2GB memory
- Hard Disk Space: 1.2GB free space
- Processor: Core 2 duo or higher.