Local Desktop Virtualization

VMware Workstation 16 Player

Price: £149.99

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.

*£124.99 ex VAT

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.
Price: £149.99
*£124.99 ex VAT
  • 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
  • Ready for the latest releases of Windows 10 and major Linux distributions
  • Supports operation alongside Hyper-V, WSL2, Device Guard and Credential Guard features of Windows 10
  • Enhanced 3D graphics support for DirectX 11 and up to 8GB of vGPU Memory
  • Build, Push, Pull and Run OCI Container Images with the new 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
  • Licenses can be purchased to enable EULA compliance for running in a commercial environment

Systems using Processors (CPUs) launched in 2011 or later are supported except:

  • Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 “Bonnell”  micro-architecture (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)
  • Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 “Saltwell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600.
  • Systems using AMD processors based on the “Llano” and “Bobcat” micro-architectures (e.g. code-named “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)

In addition the following are supported:

  • Systems using Intel processors based on the 2010 “Westmere” micro-architecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990) 
  • 3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended

Host Operating Systems (64-bit)

  • Ubuntu 14.04 and above
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & above
  • CentOS 6.0 and above
  • Oracle Linux 6.0 and above
  • open SUSE Leap 42.2 and above
  • SUSE Linux 12 and above

Guest Operating Systems

More than 200 operating systems are supported, including: 

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.X
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • RedHat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS

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

VMware Workstation Player runs on most 64-bit* Windows or Linux host operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • openSUSE
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Please visit the VMware compatibility guide for the most up to date operating system support.
* VMware Workstation 16 Player requires a 64-bit Processor and 64-bit Host Operating System
* Intel "Nahalem" and earlier based CPU's are not supported in this release.

General Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Create New VMs
Create Large VMs (32CPU, 128GB RAM)
Convert PC into a virtual machine
Mass Deployment
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 4.1 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 (Section 508 Compliant)
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 (vTPM)
UEFI Boot Support
UEFI Secure Boot Support
GPU Sandbox Renderer
Snapshots
Create/Manage Encrypted VM
Host Operating Systems Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Windows 10 Host
Linux - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE
macOS 10.16 and greater
Guest Operating Systems Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD)
Windows 10 Guests
macOS Guests
Mac Host Specific Features Workstation Player Workstation Pro
macOS 10.16 Host support
macOS Guest Support
Windows apps in the Mac Dock
One-Click SSH to Linux VM
Metal Graphics Engine
BootCamp Import / Launch
Application Menu
Windows Host Specific Features Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Windows 10 Host
DX12 Renderering Engine
Hyper-V Mode Support (Device Guard, WSL)
Share Virtual Machine (Workstation Server)
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
REST API
"Nautilus Container Engine"
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
Encrypt VMs
Licensing Workstation Player Workstation Pro
Free for Personal Use
Commercial License
Trial License