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VMware Workstation Pro 16
Local Desktop Virtualization
VMware Workstation Pro takes virtualization to the next level with the broadest operating system support, rich user experience, a comprehensive feature set and high performance. VMware Workstation Pro is designed for professionals that rely on virtual machines to get their job done.
Run multiple virtual machines, containers or Kubernetes clusters on a single PC
Ready for the latest releases of Windows 10 and major Linux distributions
Enhanced 3D graphics support for DirectX 11 and up to 8GB of vGPU Memory
Leverage VM Snapshots, Clones and virtual networking for maximum efficiency
Move and access your virtual machines easily across VMware infrastructure
Build, Push, Pull and Run OCI Container Images with the new vctl CLI
Encrypt and build restricted or expiring Virtual Machines
Run Workstation virtual machines and containers alongside WSL2 and Hyper-V on Windows
Systems using Processors (CPUs) launched in 2011 or later are supported except:
Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 “Bonnell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)
Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 “Saltwell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600.
Systems using AMD processors based on the “Llano” and “Bobcat” micro-architectures (e.g. code-named “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)
In addition the following are supported:
Systems using Intel processors based on the 2010 “Westmere” micro-architecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990)
3GHz or faster core speed
2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended
Host Operating Systems (64-bit)
Ubuntu 14.04 and above
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & above
CentOS 6.0 and above
Oracle Linux 6.0 and above
open SUSE Leap 42.2 and above
SUSE Linux 12 and above
Guest Operating Systems
More than 200 operating systems are supported, including:
For a complete list of supported host and guest operating systems visit the VMware Compatibility Guide.
VMware Workstation Pro runs on most 64-bit* Windows or Linux host operating systems:
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
* VMware Workstation 16 Pro requires a 64-bit Processor and 64-bit Host Operating System
* Intel "Nahalem" and earlier based CPU's are not supported in this release.