2021-03-16T08:55:27Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about VMware Workstation?

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What do you like most about VMware Workstation?

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WG
Owner at Secacon Gygli Engineering LLC
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Top 10
2022-10-25T13:59:24Z
Oct 25, 2022

The most valuable feature of the VMware Workstation is the ease to create a development environment. When you have different ongoing developments, you often need to create a lot of different development environments. With this workstation solution, you can have a development environment for all the things you develop.

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Alexander Lavrinovich - PeerSpot reviewer
IT consultant at Soeldner consult gmbh
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-09-05T14:54:07Z
Sep 5, 2022

The performance is good.

KV
Solutions Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-26T06:08:44Z
Jul 26, 2022

The most valuable features of the VMware Workstation solutions are the ESXi and vCenter.

BHARAT B  SHARMA - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Shreenathji Solutions
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-25T18:47:00Z
May 25, 2022

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.

AG
Chief Technical Officer at a construction company with 51-200 employees
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Top 20
2022-02-23T13:18:00Z
Feb 23, 2022

We are able to simultaneously run multiple operating systems in a single machine and have virtually no performance hit.

DT
Senior Micro Solutions Engineer at Mobexpert
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-13T00:49:06Z
Nov 13, 2021

Technical support is very good.

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JR
Engineering Applications Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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Top 20
2021-10-21T19:50:32Z
Oct 21, 2021

Because the setup is so easy, this is a solution that can be used at a moment's notice.

Darshil Sanghvi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-20T10:12:38Z
Jun 20, 2021

Great at solving connection problems.

EC
Database Administrator at a government with 1-10 employees
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Top 5
2021-03-16T08:55:27Z
Mar 16, 2021

I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 15, 2021
Why?
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Syed Abid Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Snr. Infrastructure Architect (Data Centre) at DHA
Nov 23, 2021
Both are VMWare products. simply v-sphere is a hypervisor Tier-1 technology stack VMWare workstation is a desktop release installed on windows or Linux OS if your requirement is limited need few VMs for testing purpose you can go for Workstation. but if you need production VMs you need a separate independent hardware server for v-sphere esxi hypervisor. 
Nov 24, 2021
VM Workstation’s setup is so easy, you can use it almost instantly, it works well with Windows and Linux. We like VM Workstation primarily to test environments to determine how well a solution will work before we put it into production. VM Workstation can also give us an idea of the issues we can anticipate and how best to address them. This solution is also great at creating labs for our team when working on certifications. VM Workstation can be a bit clunky, though. There is a lot of resource consumption and the overall performance could be a bit more effective. Visio stencil for technical documentation would be a nice improvement. This solution is relatively expensive.. VMware vSphere is very good from a recoverability point of view; everything can be stored much easier on a virtual server than a physical one. VMware vSphere is very good with memory sharing between VMs and CPU scheduling between VMs. The command-line tools integrate well with Microsoft products, so it’s easy to manipulate them. VMware vSphere is very stable and very scalable. The initial setup with VMware vSphere can be a bit complex. You need to have a good understanding of VMware. This solution does not permit hard partitioning. We found there were occasional bugs and errors and that the HTML5 is not up to par. The pricing and licensing options can get expensive. Conclusion: The two solutions are both VMware and perform amazingly. They are dependable and very reliable. VM vSphere is a hypervisor and is created for large-scale production. VM Workstation is best as a test environment, although many choose to use VM Workstation in front of VM vSphere and migrate test projects, results, and data documentation to VM vSphere.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 25, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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JR
Engineering Applications Analyst at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Oct 21, 2021
We use VMware for virtual cluster of servers, but I believe we bought Workstation outright once. It's pretty low in cost, so if we need multiple copies, we usually buy a handful. I've actually insisted that we go that route for some of the software groups that we have so they can test various environments without having to use another system.
DT
Senior Micro Solutions Engineer at Mobexpert
Nov 13, 2021
Licensing costs are paid on a yearly basis.
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You need to check out Dizzion. They beat them all.
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