Throwing up Virtual Machines like a magic trick
December 13, 2018

Throwing up Virtual Machines like a magic trick

valentine leamy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation automatically chooses adequately the settings needed in order to perform best, given you have "automatically" set in the relevant settings. Workstation Pro is also very efficient with the usage of your resources. The software is really full-featured for the price; it's money well spent. You can not get it wrong with this one. If you read the documentation, you can even get more benefits from the advanced usage of the tool. Allows for security research without causing harm to real machines, and it's easy to spin up to new or saved VM then reimage a machine.


  • I love VMWare Workstation because it is software that is fairly easy to use. The most exciting use of VMware Workstation is that it allows anyone to create a virtual machine in order to prevent viruses.
  • Able to install any operating system you want quickly.
  • Able to customize the machine operating system with RAM, Hard Disk, CPU, etc.


  • Audio can be a bit on the laggy side.
  • Having to reboot for every update and VM reboots for VMtools updates.
  • We wanted to make some tests in a controlled environment without the need to make a fresh install in a real computer that is in deployment state.
  • The ability to access, examine, and acquire various operating systems over a network is simpler when performed from the same operating systems.
By far better than Oracle Virtual Box. If you want to create a similar environment for your team members working around the globe in order to work on the same project, this is the best solution available, or else you can go for some online editors like on Cloud9 and have the headache of creating a similar environment. Very good software for using a different OS image on the same OS. I have used Mac image, Kali and Ubuntu image on VMware using it on Windows and it works perfect for me.
It is really one of the best applications for virtualization in the market. The only problem is that this is not a free program, but due to all its functionalities it is worth the price.

VMware Workstation Pro Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security


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