VMware has always been keen on developing a wide range of virtualization tools that can help people working on different platforms to transform their desktop into a dozen of VMs, each with diverse Operating System or hardware configurations. VMware has used the up-to-the-minute technologies to develop the leading edge features that can help the professionals to improve their productivity as well as save time to a great extent.

VM Player has always been the easiest out of all the systems to install and operate. VM Player has a Personal version which is Free. They also have a version that is VM Player Pro which costs $149.00 for a single copy.

Some of the advanteges to using VM Player

  • Comes integrated with Microsoft Credential Guard and Microsoft Device Guard for Windows 10 guests
  • Latest NVME device for faster and easier disk access on the SSD storage
  • UEFI Secured Boot, which is particularly required for VBS and ESXi 6.7 Virtual Guest support is also available
  • Ability to create large VMs (16CPU, 64GB RAM, 3 GB VRAM)
  • 3D Graphics with DX10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 support
  • 4K support
  • Run multiply VMs simultaneously
  • VM clone
  • USB 3.0 devices support
  • Snapshots
  • Command line support
  • Files sharing
  • Connect to vSphere/ESXi Server
  • UEFI Boot Support
  • New Virtual Trusted Platform Module which can be used for managing keys for guest encryption like BitLocker
  • Full support for AMD Ryzen and Intel Kabylake CPUs


The powerful performance exhibited by the VMware Player has won the appreciation of IT professionals. The Player can let you do all the functions, like browsing, sharing files or use USB devices. Even the drag and drop works perfectly in this tool, provided you are using a powerful system with high-end configurations that can meet the demands of two operating systems, running simultaneously on a single device.

Workstation 16 Pro offers enhanced performance even while working with CPU intensive graphic applications. The VMware team has succeeded in improving the performance up to 36% faster, when compared to previous versions. The sophisticated technology used to cancel echo and noise, allows the user to enjoy Skype and Lync VoIP calls within a VM, with much clarity.

Creation of Powerful Virtual Machine

Player can help you run restricted virtual machine, created using the VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion Pro, which offers a very safe way to test your application in a virtual environment. Restricted virtual machines offer high security to the enterprise desktops with encryption, time limitation, runtime password protection and USB access restriction. It can also isolate the host and guest OS.

The evolution of new technologies has helped the Workstation 16 Pro to create powerful virtual machines that can even run the graphic-intensive programs on the virtual environment, without affecting the performance of the machine. This has helped the users to work efficiently, thereby improving their productivity.

Portability of Virtual Machine

VMware Player offers a lot more than any other virtualization tool to its valuable users. It is not only simple and powerful, but also saves you from buying additional hardware to keep your virtual machine secure. With the Player, the user can secure as well as share their complete desktop, which includes all your applications, operating systems and user configurations, in an easy way.


Vmware Workstation Player is a powerful virtualization solution that will enable you to host VMware virtual machines on the computer. It is packed with all the essential tools that can give a great user experience as well as help them to work in a virtual environment without any investment. The VMware Workstation Pro is a feature rich licensed for commercial use virtualization tool that is handy for the professionals to improve their productivity to a great extent. When compared with the capabilities offered by the Workstation, it is worth paying. Even though, VMware Player is not a fully featured application like Workstation Pro, it provides all the essential tools that can meet almost all the needs of a user, who do not wish to invest more on a virtualization app.

If you like to Tryout VM Player head to our Installation Guide for VM player.