VMware Workstation Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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Systems and Security Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 23 2016

What is most valuable?

The ability to drag a VM to an additional monitor and utilize VMs on separate windows, drag and drop. I like the newer network editor. Using a wireless guest network to keep my network separate from activities like downloading software and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The ability to run Virtual machines in different networks and with different security levels. I can sandbox my windows machine when I need to use a non domain admin account for daily tasks but have another sandboxed machine to handle system... more»

What needs improvement?

Performance is a needed improvement. I would like to see a faster response on my VMs. Linux support is so-so - many of the VM Tools you need are different packages downloadable from the distro you are using. Ubuntu 15.x seems to have improved... more»
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Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Nov 29 2017

What is most valuable?

I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

How has it helped my organization?

Since I work with so many different customers, I deal with many operating systems and workstation configurations. When performing upgrades to servers, applications, windows, etc., I need to know the ramifications before we go live with... more»

What needs improvement?

I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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Web Administrator at a sports company with 51-200 employees
Jun 15 2016

What do you think of VMware Workstation?

Valuable Features: VM management - ability to very easily create and manage multiple VMs of various platforms. Portability and ease of saving and copying entire VMs from machine to machine. • Improvements to My Organization: As a systems admin, I use it to run multiple instances of systems on my host machine to get better usability and for testing new builds for our users as well as for server updates.  • Room for Improvement: It's been a struggle at times to keep drive shares and video drivers working across updates. So a bit of stability in those areas would be nice. • Use of Solution: 2 years • Stability Issues: I've been hit with a few bugs and documented issues.Specifically with video not behaving for VM windows on multiple monitors. And shared printing from...


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VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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