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AT A GLANCE
VMware® Workstation is the gold standard in
desktop virtualization, transforming the way
technical professionals develop, test, demo and
deploy software. Innovative features help
developers, QA engineers, sales professionals and
IT administrators reduce hardware costs, manage
risk and streamline tasks, saving time and
• Run multiple operating systems at the same time
• Evaluate and test new operating systems,
applications and patches in an isolated environment.
• Facilitate fast, efficient testing of applications
across a large number of configurations.
• Quickly debug applications on multiple platforms
with developer tool integration.
• Easily revert your virtual machine to aprior, stable
VMware Workstation 7
The Gold Standard in Desktop Virtualization
What is VMware Workstation?
From the creator of PC virtualization comes the most reliable,
secure way to run multiple operating systems at the same time.
Winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation is
an integral component of any serious technical
VMwareWorkstation provides the most dependable, highperforming,
and secure virtual machine platform. It offers the
broadest host and guest operating system support, the richest
user experience, and the most comprehensive feature set.
How is VMware Workstation Used in the
VMware Workstation delivers the broadest guest platform
support for running multiple operating systems at the sametime
on a PC. VMware Workstation supports over 200 operating
systems, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and
over 20 other versions of Windows along with Redhat, Ubuntu,
OpenSuse and 26 additional versions of Linux. And now VMware
Workstation can run VMware vSphere™ and VMware ESXi™ for
testing or demonstration purposes right on your PC.
Following are the ways in which VMwareWorkstation is used in
• Software developers rely on Workstation’s integration with
Visual Studio, Eclipse and the SpringSource Tools Suite
to streamline the development and debugging of their
applications in multiple environments.
• Quality assurance teams use Workstation to efficiently
and economically test applications on a complex matrix of
operating systems, applicationplatforms, and browsers and by
doing away with repetitive configuration tasks.
• Systems engineers and other technical sales professionals use
Workstation to demonstrate complex multi-tier applications
with ease. Workstation can simulate an entire virtual network
environment—including clients, servers and database virtual
machines—all on a on a single PC.
• Teachers and trainers use Workstationto rapidly create virtual
machines for students, with all the lessons, applications and
tools required for the course within a secure, isolated virtual
machine. At the end of each class, the virtual machines can
revert automatically to a “clean” state, making them readily
available for the next set of students.
VMware Workstation was the first to do 3D graphics and is now the first to doWindows Aero in Windows Vista and Windows 7 virtual machines.
VMware Workstation 7
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How Does VMware Workstation Work?
VMware virtualization software maps physical hardware
resources to the virtual...
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