VMWare Workstation Pro is a must for Network Engineers.
March 26, 2022

VMWare Workstation Pro is a must for Network Engineers.

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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Workstation Pro

VMWare Workstation pro is used in many different scenarios. The main use case is for lab environments for Engineers. We use VMWare workstation pro on a user's machine so they can run simulation programs like GNS3 and Eve-NG. With a high-end machine, you can dedicate enough resources to create a network or multiple networks in a lab and test.
  • Virtualization
  • Easy Setup.
  • Quick to learn the basics.
  • Licensing can always be improved.
  • Installation instructions.
  • Could be a free program to encourage users to pick VMWare workstation over other options like Virtual Box.
  • Isolated lab environments for Engineers prevent mistakes in production, fewer mistakes = less downtime.
  • Staff skillset improvements. Local testing increases confidence because of the low risk.
  • Low-cost application compared to running a test VM or Server in a Production environment
VirtualBox - a popular open-source virtualization platform with support for many popular OS's bhyve - Also open-source program that works with Windows and Linux.

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VMWare workstation allows a user to create an entire group of VMs on their local computer. This is something used in IT areas like networking and telephony for testing new ideas and scenarios in a controlled environment before trying in production. Giving users a local option means the user is isolated to their machine and not working on a production VMWare environment to run tests or simulations. It also allows the user to work off-network or offline since the app is local.

VMware Workstation Pro Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Hypervisor-level security