VMware Workstation 10

How many of us have Not used (and are not using) VMware Workstation ? I strongly believe not many.. From years VMware workstation is the perfect partner for me and for many.

And it is a very good news for all us from VMware, they released Workstation version 10 a week ago on 3rd September..!


As always, the new version brings to us a bunch of new features. Let us go through some of them.

Operating systems..

Workstation 10 supports Windows 8.1,  Windows 2012 R2, Ubuntu 13.10 etc.. It gives more flexibility for the use of Windows 8.1. We can now convert a Windows 8.1 physical machine to a virtual machine.

Advanced hardware support

Hardware support limitations are now increased and this can be concluded as in the below snap. With release 10 we can have upto 16 vCPUs and can go up to 64 GB of memory. Also Virtual SATA Controller is introduced with release 10.

Workstation 10_hardware supportFor an easier comparison, I am pasting a snap of the same from Workstation 9.

Workstation 9_hardware support

Other interesting features

Expiring virtual machines

We can create restricted VMs (even though, this was available in previous version also) with a specific expiry date. We can have alert settings for VMs which are configured to expire. We can have a specific message sent in advance ( x days before the expiry).

Virtual tablet sensor

Workstation 10 is included with virtual tablet sensor. This enables us to take full advantage Workstation running on a tablet. While running on a tablet it uses accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and even the ambient light sensor – yes the workstation is in a tablet.

How to get Workstation 10

If you want to purchase workstation 10, visit http://store.vmware.com/buyworkstation . Everybody will be interested to feel the differences, and if its free.. ?!! for 30 days free trial visit, http://www.vmware.com/go/try-workstation . And for those who are already running Workstation 8.x or 9.x, VMware offers an upgrade to release 10. You may try http://store.vmware.com/upgradeworkstation

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2 Responses to VMware Workstation 10

  1. Suresh says:

    Short yet useful info. thanks vipin

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