VMware Workstation is a powerful virtual machine software for
system administrators and developers who want to revolutionize software
development, deployment and testing in their enterprise.
Shipping for more
than five years and winner of over a dozen major product awards, VMware
Workstation enables software developers to develop and test the most complex
networked server-class applications running on Microsoft Windows, Linux or
NetWare all on a single desktop.
Essential features such as virtual
networking, live snapshots, drag and drop and shared folders, and PXE support
make VMware Workstation the most powerful and indispensable tool for enterprise
IT developers and system administrators.
While VMware does not provide
technical support for evaluation users, registered customers of VMware
Workstation receive 30 days of up-and-running technical support including access
to our Online Support Request filing system.
Here are some key features of "VMware Workstation"
- Streamline software
development and testing operations. Create multiple development and testing
environments as virtual machines on a single PC and use them to test "real
world" multi-tier configurations, complex networks, and multiple operating
systems and applications all on a single machine.
- Improve team
collaboration. The portability and hardware-independent properties of virtual
machines, coupled with new features in VMware Workstation, lets users easily
share development environments and pre-packaged testing configurations without
risk, and also facilitates collaboration between development and QA.
Enhance the productivity of IT professionals. Allows system administrators and
other enterprise IT professionals to test software, including new applications,
application updates, and operating system patches, in virtual machines prior to
deployment on physical PCs or servers in a production environment. IT help desk
departments can create and reference a virtual library of end-user
configurations to help them resolve problems more quickly.
virtual infrastructure to your enterprise. Virtual machines created in
Workstation can be deployed to the other desktop and server virtualization
platforms offered by VMware. Introducing VMware Workstation virtualization to
the desktop is an ideal first step to transforming your physical IT
infrastructure into virtual infrastructure.