VMware Workstation Pro 17 Review

Virtual Machine software allows you to run several different systems on a single operating system, such as Ubuntu and Windows 7 on Windows 10, without rebooting your computer, and can be used for various development, testing or running software on different platforms.

VMware Workstation Pro 17 Professional Edition is much richer and more powerful than the free VMWare Player! The new version supports Windows 11, USB 3.1, TPM 2.0, Bluetooth, 4K, containers, Hyper-V compatibility, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 acceleration, and greatly improved 3D gaming performance! You can also share or remotely control virtual machines, etc.

VMware Workstation Pro 17 supports the latest Microsoft Windows 11 operating system as well as all major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Debian. Not only can you turn your Windows physical PC into a virtual machine, but you can also run multiple operating systems on one computer at the same time to maximize productivity.

The new version of VMWare is also more powerful, such as support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DX11 3D acceleration, the ability to create huge virtual machines with 32-core CPUs and 128 GB of memory; support for building virtual networks; support for containers or Kubernetes clusters; and more.

And now the new version is also compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines, so users can now run Workstation virtual machines and containers on Windows 10 (v2004 and later) with WSL2 (Linux subsystem) and Hyper-V.

Runs smoothly and is extremely useful
VMware has optimized performance and efficiency over the years with key improvements in everything from graphics display performance to speed of copying and moving files, so whether you’re using it on a laptop, tablet or desktop, the VMware Workstation Pro virtual machine has the speed and features to keep you happy!

As a result, VMware is also very versatile and you can use it for testing or using software on different platforms, trying out operating systems, running risky programs, doing program development, building simulated virtual networks, using hardware and software from older systems, etc. It is very useful for both learning and working.

Surprisingly, from VMware Workstation also supports tablets (such as Sruface Pro), virtual machines can take full advantage of the touch screen, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, light sensor and other sensor hardware to do more tasks. And, not only does the new version support multi-monitor use, it also supports 4K Ultra HD resolution and increasingly better displays.

The powerful VMWare Workstation virtual machine software
VMWare Workstation Pro is the current leader in virtual machine software, both in terms of performance and functionality, so if you’re looking for full functionality and more advanced technical features, then you should definitely give Workstation a try. thanks to VMware WorkStation’s support for 3D acceleration (DirectX and OpenGL), you can even play some big 3D games smoothly in the virtual machine!

Thanks to the excellent graphics performance and 3D acceleration technology, it’s easy to run demanding 3D applications like AutoCAD, PhotoShop, SOLIDWORKS, Blender, and even 3DMAX and Maya inside a WorkStation Pro virtual machine.

With enough performance, you can even multiplay games on your computer
In addition, VMware Workstation Pro provides virtual network building capabilities to simulate a variety of different network environments on a physical machine. Its excellent flexibility is a definite advantage for enterprise IT developers and system administrators, and features such as real-time snapshots, drag-and-drop files, shared clipboards, shared folders, and support for PXE and WSX cross-device access make it an essential tool for IT pros. The tools.

Run large applications such as AutoCAD smoothly in VMWare virtual systems
Of course, Workstation Pro is mainly for professionals and business needs, with the most powerful and rich features, so the price of the genuine license is a little higher, for most ordinary users, you can use the less powerful but free VMWare Player or VirtualBox, because they also support the latest operating systems including Windows 11 and Windows 7, and the speed performance is also very good. As for the final choice, of course, it depends on your personal needs.

VMware Workstation Pro provides powerful snapshots of virtual machines to quickly backup and restore systems.

VMware Virtual Machine Cross-Platform Compatibility
VMWare Workstation Pro offers cross-platform compatibility. The virtual machines you create on VMWare Workstation Pro can run on VMware Workstation Player on Windows / Linux and VMware Fusion on Mac and vice versa. Meaning, no matter which VMware product you use to create a virtual machine, whether under Windows, Mac or Linux, their files are universal! This means that you can copy files from one virtual machine to another computer for cross-platform use at will, which is very flexible.

Choose the appropriate version for your host system
All virtual machine software must be up and running on the host (host computer) before you can run the virtual system. For example, VMWare Workstation and VMWare Player offer Windows and Linux versions, VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop only have Mac versions, while VirtualBox supports Windows/Mac/Linux cross-platform, and they are all very good at running various versions of the popular Windows and Linux virtual machines on the market. The choice also depends on what operating system you are currently using on your computer.

VMware Workstation Pro features at a glance
Support for the full range of Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Windows 11, Windows 8/Windows 7/XP.
Support for Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Deepin, Debian, Fedora, Mint, RHEL, etc.
Supports 32 and 64-bit, Intel Broadwell/Haswell micro-architecture
Support for 3D acceleration – DirectX 11, OpenGL, and Vulkan
Improved for high DPI displays with 4K resolution support
Support for creating or restoring system snapshots and virtual machine cloning at any time
Integration with VMware vCloud Air (upload, view, run)
Support for tablets and virtual accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and ambient light sensors in combination
Support for USB 3.1, Bluetooth connectivity
Easy to build virtual networks

What’s New in VMware Workstation 17
Perfect support for Windows 11, new TPM 2.0 (Virtual Trusted Platform Module) support
Auto-start virtual machines: You can now configure local virtual machines to start automatically when the host starts
New support for Windows Server 2022, RHEL 9, Debian 11.x, Ubuntu 22.04, etc.
Support for TPM 2.0, perfect for Win11 and other operating systems that require TPM
New encryption feature with the option to choose between security (full encryption) and performance (fast encryption)
Improved graphics support: OpenGL 4.3, available on Win7 or higher
Support for WDDM 1.2 (Windows Display Driver Model)