VMWare server is freeware server and provides very good environment for testing. It is used to be one of the good product, but now it has come to EOL.
1. VMWare server is cost saving virtualization product that allows us to partition a single physical server into multiple virtual machines.
2. VMWare server works with Windows, Solaris, Linux and Netware, any or all of which can be used concurrently on the same hardware.
3. VMWare server takes virtualization higher and deeper with rich storage automation and more advanced virtual networking tools
4. VMWare server allows dynamically to modify cpu, memory, disk and network configurations.
5. VMWare server provides web management console for easier management.
6. VMWare server is normally implemented in staging environment before implementing in production environment.
7. VMWare supports advanced features like two processor SMP systems, state capture, live migration, high availability, dynamic resources etc.
1. The support and updates for VMWare server are no longer available. You need to rely on google.
2. VMWare server does not fully control the scheduling of hardware resources because the complete control falls into the underlying operating system.
3. OS needs to be installed separately before installing VMware.
4. GUI is not much attactive & not of much high quality.
Alternate Vendor:- Oracle Virtual Box !!