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VMware Workstation 15 Player
Run a Second, Isolated Operating System on a Single PC with VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player

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VMware Workstation 15 Player
VMware Workstation 15 Player for Linux and Windows
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Our Price: $149.99

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Overview:

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.

  • The best way to learn about virtualization, Operating Systems or the VMware ecosystem
  • Choose from hundreds of support Guest and Host OS's
  • Ready for the latest releases of Windows 10
  • 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 to run in a commercial environment

Run a Second, Isolated Operating System on a Single PC with VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player allows you to run a second, isolated operating system on a single PC. With many uses ranging from a personal educational tool, to a business tool for providing a simplified experience to run a corporate desktop on a BYO device, Workstation Player leverages the VMware vSphere hypervisor to provide a simple yet mature and stable, local virtualization solution.

Features:

Simple but Powerful Virtualization

With nearly 20 years of active development, VMware Workstation Player builds from the same platform as VMware Workstation Pro and vSphere, making it one of the most mature and stable solutions for local desktop virtualization. Safely and easily run a second operating system as a virtual machine (VM) on a single PC without affecting your main desktop environment and without rebooting.

The Perfect Tool for Learning

The isolation and sandbox capabilities of VMware Workstation Player make it the perfect tool to help you learn about operating systems, applications and how they work. Being able to run a server environment on a desktop PC also allows you to explore software and application development in a “real world” environment without interfering with the host desktop.

Your Path to BYO

With VMware Workstation Player, you can isolate corporate desktops from BYO devices by disabling copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, shared folders and access to USB devices. Run restricted VMs that are encrypted and password-protected to ensure only authorized users can interact with corporate data.

A Secure and Isolated Environment

Run a secure second desktop with different privacy settings, tools and networking configurations to keep your host system safe and secure while browsing online.

Use Cases:

Workstation Player is perfect for students, faculty, businesses and corporate users who need a small sandbox environment for testing or control. A simple user interface provides a streamlined approach and enables more focused use cases.


VMware Workstation Player

Education

Today’s technology landscape is evolving at an incredible pace, and virtualization tools from VMware not only lead the pack but allow you to test this technology in a virtual sandbox on your existing PC. Students get a simple environment for exploring new operating systems, and faculty can distribute repeatable lab environments for classroom activity without the need for an internal cloud.

VMware Workstation Player

Business

VMware Workstation Player allows businesses to embrace BYO by providing a corporate desktop image that can run managed or unmanaged on an end user’s laptop or desktop PC. Users get easy access to corporate desktops and apps, while IT admins get the ability to centrally manage and enforce security policies when used with Horizon FLEX.


System Requirements:

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) 
  • 1.3GHz 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
  • Red Hat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS 

OS Requirements

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

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • openSUSE
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

* VMware Workstation 15 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.

Compare:

Workstation Player or Workstation Pro - Choose the Right Version for You

  Workstation Player Workstation Pro (Windows, Linux)
General
Create New VMs
Create Large VMs (16CPU, 64GB RAM, 3GB VRAM)
Over 200 Supported Guest OSs
Mass Deployment
Host/Guest Integration
Host/Guest File Sharing
Run VMs with Different View Modes
3D Graphics with DX10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 Support
Drag-able Tabbed Interface  
One-Click SSH to Linux VM  
Device Support
4K Display Support
Support a Wide Range of Virtual Devices
USB Smart Card Reader Support
USB 3.0 Device Support
Works with Assistive Devices (Section 508 Compliant)
Multi-Language Keyboard Support
Security Features
Microsoft Virtualization Based Security (Guest) Support
Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM)
UEFI Boot Support
UEFI Secure Boot Support
Create/Manage Encrypted VM  
Virtual Network Rename  
Advanced Features
Run Managed/Restricted Desktop
REST API Control
vCenter Server Appliance Effortless Deploy
Command Line Operation: vmrun
Snapshots  
Run Multiple VMs at Once  
Run Encrypted VM  
Virtual Network Customization  
Virtual Network Simulation (packet loss, latency)  
Virtual Machine Cloning  
Share Virtual Machine (Workstation Server)  
Connect to vSphere/ESXi Server  
Remote vSphere Host Power Control  

Support:

VMware Basic Support & Subscription

Weekday Support for Test, Dev and Non-Critical Deployments

  • Global, 12x5 access to support
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Basic Support is designed for non-critical applications and platforms that require support during normal business hours. Our global support centers have been strategically placed to provide you with fast and efficient access to the support center in your region. Each center is staffed with engineers that can provide industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

VMware Production Support & Subscription Service

Technical Support, 12 Hours/Day, per published Business Hours, Mon. thru Fri.

  • Global, 24x7 support for Severity 1 issues
  • Fast response times for critical issues
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Production Support is designed with your production environments in mind. Our global support centers are staffed around the clock to provide you access to our industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

Feature Production Support Basic Support
Hours of Operation1 24 Hours/Day
7 Days/Week
365 Days/Year
12 Hours/Day
Monday–Friday
Length of Service 1 or 3 Years 1 or 3 Years
Product Updates 2 Yes Yes
Product Upgrades 2 Yes Yes
Products Supported 3 All Products
(excluding VMware Fusion and VMware Player)
All Products
Method of Access Telephone/Web Telephone/Web
Response Method Telephone/Email Telephone/Email
Remote Support Yes Yes
Root Cause Analysis Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Support Offering Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Offering
Access to VMware Web Site Yes Yes
Access to VMware Discussion Forums and Knowledge Base Yes Yes
Max Number of Technical Contacts per Contract 6 4
Number of Support Requests Unlimited Unlimited
Target Response Times
Critical (Severity 1)
Major (Severity 2)
Minor (Severity 3)
Cosmetic (Severity 4)

30 minutes or less: 24x7
4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours

4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours
12 business hours
Business Hours
North America
Alaska, Hawaii
Latin America

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Asia, Pacific Rim, Japan (APJ)

Australia/New Zealand
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)

1 Hours of operation for Gemstone are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST/PDT). Severity 1 issues are responded to 24x7.
2 Product updates and upgrades are not included with Basic Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
Product updates and upgrades are not included with Production Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
3 VMware Fusion Professional and VMware Workstation require a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Basic support. VMware Workstation requires a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Production Support.

Documentation:

VMware Workstation Player Documentation.

Pricing Notes:

VMware Licensing
VMware Workstation 15 Player
VMware Workstation 15 Player for Linux and Windows
#WS15-PLAY-C
Our Price: $149.99
VMware Workstation 15 Player Support and Subscription
Basic Support/Subscription for VMware Workstation 15 Player for Linux and Windows for 1 Year
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Our Price: $31.00
Basic Support/Subscription for VMware Workstation 15 Player for Linux and Windows for 3 Years
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Our Price: $81.84
Production Support/Subscription for VMware Workstation 15 Player for Linux and Windows for 1 Year
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Our Price: $37.00
Production Support/Subscription for VMware Workstation 15 Player for Linux and Windows for 3 Years
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Our Price: $97.68
VMware Workstation 14 Player Basic Support and Subscription
VMware Workstation 14 Player Basic Support/Subscription, 1 Year
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Our Price: $31.00
VMware Workstation 14 Player Production Support/Subscription, 1 Year
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Our Price: $37.00