VMware is where it's at!
Evan Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 18, 2017

VMware is where it's at!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Workstation

I am currently the sole user of VMware Workstation to manage various virtual machines that serve as our Windows Imaging build and test environment. This solves the issue we had with hardware-based image building where the various drivers for the hardware could cause issues with sys prepping and capturing images for our computers.
  • Managing multiple virtual machines. I can have many virtual machines open and the resources it utilizes puts a minimum drain on hardware it is running on.
  • Snapshot management is great in this software. Being able to take snapshots before a major update or software install is great to rollback to when or if something goes wrong.
  • The interface for the software is pretty intuitive. Not a whole lot of things buried in menus that you have to dig around to find.
  • Don't have much negative to say about it. The GUI could maybe use a little more modernization but that's really pushing it.
  • The time I'm having to spend testing/building windows images is reduced vs. hardware based image building and that time saved I'm able to better use for other projects to better serve our environment.
Much better. Ease of integration and driver management was way better than the other free product we tested. The full features of VMware Workstation, in my opinion blow any competition out of the water for the purposes we use it for. Yes, there are free solutions out there but when time is against to get a virtual environment up this ease of use is key.
Windows Imaging - using this to build and test images prior to being rolled out to a production environment is a key point of this software and how I use it. With the multiple feature updates with Windows 10 OS it is ever more important to properly test everything (virtually).

VMware Workstation Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Not Rated
Management console
6
Live virtual machine backup
7