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VMware Workstation 17 for Windows running Windows Vista build 5231.2
Host platform
Guest platform
Initial release version
Initial release date1999 (Workstation)
2008 (Player)
2007 (Fusion)
2009 (vSphere)
Latest release versionVMware Workstation Pro 17.5
VMware Workstation Player 17.5
VMware Fusion 13.0.0
VMware vSphere 8.0
Latest preview version
Latest release date

VMware is a company that develops virtualization solutions, which are collectively referred to by the company's name. These include VMware Workstation, VMware Workstation Player, VMware ESXi and VMware Fusion. VMware products are one of the most commonly used hypervisors due to being able to install various operating systems without much support or additional drivers.

Supported guest operating systems[edit | edit source]

A list of officially supported OSes that can run on VMware.

Emulated hardware[edit | edit source]

Sound cards[edit | edit source]

  • Creative SoundBlaster 16[a]
  • Creative AudioPCI ES1371[b]
  • Intel HD Audio[c]

Network adapters[edit | edit source]

  • AMD PCnet-FAST III[d]
  • Intel PRO/1000 MT[e]
  • Intel PRO/1000 GL[f]
  • VMware VMXnet[g]

SCSI adapters[edit | edit source]

Versions[edit | edit source]

x86[edit | edit source]

  • VMware Workstation 0.9
  • VMware Workstation 1.0
  • VMware Workstation 1.1
  • VMware Workstation 2.x
  • VMware Workstation 3.x
  • VMware Workstation 4.0
  • VMware Workstation 4.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.0
  • VMware Workstation 5.5
  • VMware Workstation 6.0
  • VMware Workstation 6.5
  • VMware Workstation 7.0
  • VMware Workstation 7.1
  • VMware Workstation 8.0
  • VMware Workstation 9.0
  • VMware Workstation 10.x

x64[edit | edit source]

  • VMware Workstation 11.x
  • VMware Workstation 12.x
  • VMware Workstation 14.x
  • VMware Workstation 15.x
  • VMware Workstation 16.x
  • VMware Workstation 17.x

ARM64[edit | edit source]

  • VMware Fusion 13.x

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Can be used by adding sound.virtualdev="sb16" to the VM's VMX file. Addresses, IRQs and DMA channels should also be specified with sound.BaseAddr, sound.mpu401baseAddr, sound.dma16, sound.dma8 and sound.irq.[1]
  2. Can be used by adding sound.virtualdev="es1371" to the VM's VMX file.
  3. Can be used by adding sound.virtualdev="hdaudio" to the VM's VMX file.
  4. Can be used by adding ethernet0.virtualdev="vlance" to the VM's VMX file.[2]
  5. Can be used by adding ethernet0.virtualdev="e1000" to the VM's VMX file.
  6. Can be used by adding ethernet0.virtualdev="e1000e" to the VM's VMX file.
  7. Can be used by adding ethernet0.virtualdev="vmxnet" or "vmxnet3" to the VM's VMX file.
  8. Can be used by adding scsi0.virtualdev="buslogic" to the VM's VMX file.[3]
  9. Can be used by adding scsi0.virtualdev="lsilogic" to the VM's VMX file.
  10. Can be used by adding scsi0.virtualdev="lsisas1068" to the VM's VMX file.

References[edit | edit source]