Local Desktop Virtualization

Upgrade to Workstation 17 Player

Price: $79.00

VMware Workstation Player is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. With its simple user interface, unmatched operating system support and portability, it’s now easier than ever for IT professionals to get their users up and running with a corporate desktop.

VMware Workstation Player paid license allows you to use this product for commercial use.

Price: $79.00

VMware® offers optional Support and Subscription Services (SnS) to VMware Workstation Player customers with the purchase of 1 or more licenses. SnS Protects your investment by providing major version upgrades as well as technical assistance during the subscription term.

Includes 30 Days of complimentary email support.
Additional support offerings available upon adding to cart.
  • The best way to learn about Virtualization, Operating Systems, Containers, Kubernetes, or the VMware ecosystem
  • Choose from hundreds of support Guest and Host OS's
  • Now supporting Windows 11 as well as 10 and major Linux distributions
  • Run VMs alongside Hyper-V, WSL2, Device Guard and Credential Guard features of Windows
  • Enhanced 3D graphics support for DirectX 11 and up to 8GB of vGPU Memory
  • Build, Push, Pull and Run OCI Container Images with the vctl CLI
  • Run restricted virtual machines created by Workstation Pro or Fusion Pro
  • Continue to run Windows XP or Windows 7 in a virtual environment on modern hardware
  • Purchased licenses enable EULA compliance for running in a commercial environment

For more information about VMware Workstation System Requirements, please visit this Knowledge Base Article

For a complete list of supported host and guest operating systems visit the VMware Compatibility Guide.

General Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Create New VMs
Create and run many VMs from a single UI
Create Large VMs (32CPU, 128GB RAM)
Convert PC into a virtual machine using VMware Converter
Mass Deployment Support
Host Guest Integration Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Host/Guest File Sharing
Shared/Mirrored Folders
One-Click SSH to Linux VM
Run VMs with Different View Modes
Unity View Mode (Windows guests only)
Graphics Workstation Player Workstation Pro
3D graphics with DX11 and OpenGL 4.3 support
Large Graphics Memory: 8GB
Device Support Workstation Player Workstation Pro
4K / 5K / Retina Display Support
Support a Wide Range of Virtual Devices
USB Smart Card Reader Support
USB 3.1 Device Support
Assistive Device Support
Multi-Language Keyboard Support
Virtual Trusted Platform Module Device
Virtual NVMe Device
Security Features Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Microsoft Virtualization Based Security (Guest) Support
Virtual Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (vTPM)
UEFI Boot Support
UEFI Secure Boot Support
GPU Sandbox Renderer
Create/Manage Encrypted VM with Fast Encryption
Host Operating Systems Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Windows 10 and Windows 11 Hosts
Linux - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE
Guest Operating Systems Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD)
Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP and more Guests
Windows Host Specific Features Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Windows 10 and Windows 11 Hosts
DX11 Renderering Engine
Hyper-V Mode Support (Device Guard, WSL2)
Linux Host Specific Features Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Vulkan Renderering Engine
Host Support - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE
Advanced Features Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Command Line Operation: vmrun and VIX
vCenter Server Appliance Easy Deploy
vctl container cli
Virtual Network Customization (NAT, network rename)
Virtual Network Simulation (Packet Loss, Latency, Bandwidth)
Connect to vSphere/ESXi Server
Remote vSphere Host Power Control
Create Linked Clones
Create Full Clones
Licensing Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Commercial License
Personal Use License
Trial License