My view of VMware Workstation Pro
March 28, 2022

My view of VMware Workstation Pro

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Workstation Pro

Currently we use VMware Workstation for a number of reasons.
1. We utilize it for the benefit of testing where we will have applications running and to test it within our network we will utilize a virtual machine to simulate its run and completeness.
2. It is used also to run production systems so users can remote into the system. This also allows us to make precise backups in the event of any changes made that may deem the VM unusable we can quickly revert.
  • allow virtualization of physical system
  • creation of a wide range of virtual systems from linux to windows
  • adapting to your current networking
  • ability to virtualize with other software such as GNS3
  • as with the latest, option for shared vm
  • improved network configuration manager
  • improved compatibility with other virtual machine software
  • It saved costs with regards to not having a bunch of physical servers.
  • Testing was streamlined effectively, also saving cost for doing this externally.
VMware ESXi is more enterprise based whereas VMware Workstation offers capabilities at a lower cost and smaller scale. VMware Workstation Pro is also user friendly and easy to install. It can be utilized on a regular desktop system as the name implies. It helps with also demonstrations when needed to clients without having bulky hardware every time.

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Some scenarios where VMware Workstation pro is best suited are:
1. Utilization for testing software - can install a virtual machine to simulate software requirements and testing it on your network.
2. Testing operating systems upgrades and installation on specific hardware requirements.
3. Virtualizing a physical server
4. Being able to backup a whole server and restore from it in the event of any issue occurring.

VMware Workstation Pro Feature Ratings

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