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VMware Workstation 16 Player

VMware Workstation 16 Player

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VMware Workstation 16 Player

VMware Workstation Player is an optimized desktop virtualization application that lets you run one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. Its simple interface, outstanding OS support and portability make it easier than ever for IT professionals to deliver corporate desktops to their users.

With a paid VMware Workstation Player license, you can use this product for commercial purposes.

Key Features

  • The best way to learn about virtualization, operating systems, containers, cubnets or the VMware partner network
  • Support for hundreds of guest and host operating systems
  • Compatible with the latest Windows 10 releases and major Linux distributions
  • Supports execution together with Hyper-V, WSL 2, Device Guard and Credential Guard functions of Windows 10
  • Improved 3D graphics support for DirectX 11 and up to 8 GB vGPU memory
  • Create, transfer, retrieve and execute OCI container images with the new vctl CLI
  • Run restricted virtual machines created with Workstation Pro or Fusion Pro
  • Continuous use of Windows XP or Windows 7 in a virtual environment on modern hardware
  • Licenses available to ensure EULA compliance when running in commercial environments

System requirements

Systems with processors (CPUs) as of 2011 are supported - with the exception of:

  • Intel Atom processors based on the Bonnell microarchitecture from 2011 (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650 and Atom N570),
  • Intel Atom processors based on the Saltwell microarchitecture of 2012 (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600),
  • AMD processors based on the Llano and Bobcat microarchitectures (e.g. with the code names "Hondo", "Ontario", "Zacate", "Llano")

In addition, supports the following :

  • Systems with Intel processors based on the 2010 Westmere microarchitecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990) 
  • Core speed: 1.3 GHz or faster
  • At least 2 GB RAM; 4 GB RAM or more recommended

Host operating systems (64 bit)

  • Ubuntu 14.04 and higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and higher
  • CentOS 6.0 and higher
  • Oracle Linux 6.0 and higher
  • openSUSE Leap 42.2 and higher
  • SUSE Linux 12 and higher

Guest operating systems

More than 200 operating systems are supported, including: 

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

Operating system requirements

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

  • 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

Check VMware Compatibility Guide for the latest information on supported operating systems.

* VMware Workstation 16 Player requires a 64-bit processor and a 64-bit host operating system

* Intel "Nahalem" series processors and older CPUs are not supported in this release.

Version Comparison


Generalworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Create new VMs
Create large VMs (32 CPU, 128 GB RAM)
Converting a PC to a Virtual Machine
Mass provisioning
Host/Guest Integrationworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Host/Guest File Sharing
Released/mirrored folders
One-Click SSH to Linux VM
Executing VMs in different display modes
Unity view (Windows guest users only)
Graphicworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
3D graphics with support for DX11 and OpenGL 4.1
Large graphics memory: 8 GB
Device supportworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Support for 4K, 5K and retina displays
Support for a variety of virtual devices
Support of USB smart card readers
USB 3.1 device support
Support for assistive devices (under section 508)
Support of multilingual keyboards
Virtual TPM (Trusted Platform Module) device
NVMe virtual device
Safety functionsworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Support for Microsoft virtualization-based security (guest)
Virtual TPM (Trusted Platform Module) - vTPM
Support for UEFI startup
Support for UEFI/Secure Boot
GPU sandbox renderer
Create/manage encrypted VMs
Host Operating Systemsworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Windows 10 host
Linux: Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE
macOS 10.16 and higher
Guest operating systemsworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Support of over 200 operating systems (Linux, older Windows versions, BSD)
Windows 10 guests
macOS Guests
Specific features for Mac hostsworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Support of macOS 10.16 hosts
Support of macOS guests
Windows applications in the Mac Dock
One-Click SSH to Linux VM
Metal Graphics Engine
Import/Start BootCamp
Application menu
Specific functions for Windows hostsworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Windows 10 host
DX12 rendering engine
Support for Hyper-V mode (Device Guard, WSL)
Sharing virtual machines (workstation server)
Specific functions for Linux hostsworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Volcano rendering engine
Host support: Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE
Extended functionsworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Command line operation: vmrun and VIX
Easy deployment of vCenter Server Appliance
"Nautilus Container Engine"
Adaptation of virtual networks (NAT, renaming of networks)
Simulation of virtual networks (packet loss, latency, bandwidth)
Connection to vSphere/ESXi Server
Power control of remote vSphere hosts
Creating Linked Clones
Creating full clones
Encrypting VMs
Licensingworkstation playerWorkstation Pro
Free of charge for personal use
Commercial licence
Test license
How and when do I get my purchased product?
Digital products, product keys and access to the download center will be made available to you by email immediately after your purchase - unless a data medium has been ordered.
What payment options are available to me?
PayPal, Amazon Pay, Instant bank transfer, Credit card, Apple Pay, Prepayment, Purchase on invoice
What guarantees do I have at Blitzhandel24?
Blitzhandel24 is an EHI, TrustedShops and CHIP certified online brand shop. Blitzhandel24 also offers its customers permanent support, as well as support for the purchased product. If a product has not been used / redeemed, our customers can benefit from the money-back guarantee.
Pricing policy more

How do our prices come about ?

The basic principle of the software trade is the art of omission.

  • by quantity bundling
  • Opening of delivery and storage fees through virtual merchandise management.
  • Direct imports
  • Long-term relationship with distributors.
  • Low profit margin, main priority at Blitzhandel24 is the valuation as well as the growth of the customer base.
  • A central and lean administration.
  • Quantity purchases from authorized suppliers/distributors.
  • Elimination of high marketing investments, as we respond to the needs of our customers in a targeted manner and can therefore safely implement the concept of ''advertising through references''.

Is the quality therefore worse?

We promise our customers excellent quality. The prices do not affect the quality in any way, our customers get tested verified products. In addition you have with Blitzhandel24 a security up to 20,000€ over Trusted Shops as well as a legally safe Shop, by EHI Prüfsiegel.

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