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 is your primary use case for VMware Workstation?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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

We are using VMware Workstation for development purposes.

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

It is used to spin up games on a desktop. It can also run VMs on a desktop on-premises.

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

Create multiple Virtual machines for various needs by different team members and also for other teams. Some of them are for crash and burn and some for extended validation.

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

We use VMware Workstation to deploy multiple machines, and every machine has its own configuration and software installed according to our configurations. The company has between 25 to 50 employees on virtual machines, and the usage is high.

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

I am a system integrator and have experience with many different IT products. I regularly work with a lot of different technologies. Recently, I have been working on configuring VMware and virtualization. For example, I am considering upgrading the ESXi. We run VMware Workstation locally. You can run it on AWS but that's not necessary for what we're doing. There are use cases where it will be applicable but I'm dealing with a construction company, as opposed to a heavily vested IT company. The use cases are quite a bit more laid back. We primarily use it for virtualization. We image older systems, so we have a backup copy that's immediately accessible. Those are the major use cases.

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

VMware Workstation is currently being used as a test model, it is not in production. It is used for testing, and we have a mixed solution for reduction. We are also considering moving part of our servers to virtualization.

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

Our primary use case of VMware Workstation is to test environments, different Windows operating systems and the like, and basically to figure out how the solution would work before we put it into production. I'm an engineering applications analyst.

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

The primary use case of this product is to connect to my virtual interpreter of VMs and the like. In the event of an emergency, or if the user wants to deploy a VM on his own virtual system, Workstation can create a number of VMs in their own system, without having to connect back to the network. We deploy this solution for our clients and have around 15 customers that are using it. We are resellers of VMware Workstation.

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

Our primary use case for VMware Workstation is testing. We also provide some online services on VMware ESXi.

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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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