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VMware Workstation Pros

AG
Chief Technical Officer at a construction company with 51-200 employees
We are able to simultaneously run multiple operating systems in a single machine and have virtually no performance hit.
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JR
Engineering Applications Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Because the setup is so easy, this is a solution that can be used at a moment's notice.
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Toni Lindberg - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Virtual Consultants Sverige AB
The most valuable features of VMware Workstation are the DirectX support, you can run Microsoft Hyper-V in virtual environments which is good for me to test different installations. Additionally, you can set up different VLANs, and overall it is a complete solution.
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Buyer's Guide
VMware Workstation
September 2022
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TM
Customer experience engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features of VMware Workstation are the speed of access and quality of upgrade. Those are the more important and pertinent aspects as far as we were concerned. Functionality and features were relevant for the customers. What a customer chose, we had to make sure that it operated.
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KV
Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features of the VMware Workstation solutions are the ESXi and vCenter.
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Grant-Donald - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Consultant at Excellenta
The technical support is good.
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DT
Senior Micro Solutions Engineer at Mobexpert
Technical support is very good.
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BHARAT B  SHARMA - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Shreenathji Solutions
It will not harm any of the computer settings to run a specific program. For example, if a program needs a specific security policy, we don't have to use the shared configuration. We have an individual copy of Windows installed on the virtual machine, so anybody can access that. It helps us a lot.
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Pallab Kumar Chanda - PeerSpot reviewer
Key Account Sales Manager at VFM Systems And Services
It is much more mature compared to Nutanix or SimpliVity when it's cross-platform based.
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Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Great at solving connection problems.
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VMware Workstation Cons

AG
Chief Technical Officer at a construction company with 51-200 employees
The interface is a little wonky and needs to be improved.
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JR
Engineering Applications Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Lacks the ability to clone onto another system rather than starting from scratch.
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Toni Lindberg - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Virtual Consultants Sverige AB
VMware Workstation has some network limitations which could improve, it is not as flexible as VMware NSX. Additionally, it could support operating systems better. I only run some Linux versions and Windows at the moment but it would be nice to be able to take whatever operating system you want and run it.
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Buyer's Guide
VMware Workstation
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about VMware Workstation. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
TM
Customer experience engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The big issue that we've always had with VMware, was the disparity between what was presented for a Windows-based client and a Linux-based client. The Windows client was always two or three releases ahead of the Linux client. We always wanted VMware to change and improve the feature sets between the client connector on Linux and on Windows.
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KV
Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
The price of VMware Workstation could improve.
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Grant-Donald - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Consultant at Excellenta
They could add more integration between them, and compatibility with the standard virtualization format.
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DT
Senior Micro Solutions Engineer at Mobexpert
I would want to see features included that make deployment easier.
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BHARAT B  SHARMA - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Shreenathji Solutions
Installing VMware Workstation isn't so easy. It's highly complex compared to Windows. I rate it four out of 10 for ease of installation. Setting up a remote desktop only takes a minute or so, but the Workstation itself takes some time.
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Pallab Kumar Chanda - PeerSpot reviewer
Key Account Sales Manager at VFM Systems And Services
The GUI interface could be improved.
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Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Performance could be improved, it's somewhat clunky.
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Buyer's Guide
VMware Workstation
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about VMware Workstation. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.