Software Update: VMware Workstation Pro 17.0.0

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VMware has released version 17.0.0 of its Workstation Pro virtualization software. With this program it is possible to create one or more virtual computers, on which a large number of different operating systems can be installed. That way they can be used side by side, as opposed to a dual boot setup where one OS or the other has to be chosen. VMware Workstation is available for Windows and Linux, and licenses start at about 195 euros and at the moment there is a 30% discount. New in version 17 includes a virtual TPM 2.0 module, which enables support for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. Also, virtual machines can now start automatically when the guest machine starts and there is support for OpenGL 4.3 and Windows Display Driver Model 1.2.

What’s New

  • Auto Start Virtual Machine: You can now configure the local virtual machines to start automatically when the host machine boots up.
  • New Guest Operating System Support
    • Microsoft Windows 11
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
    • RHELL 9
    • Debian 11.x
    • Ubuntu 22.04
  • New Virtual Trusted Platform Module 2.0: Workstation Pro now offers a virtual Trusted Platform Module (version 2.0) device to support Windows 11 and other operating systems that require a TPM.
  • New Full or Fast Encryption features: You can now choose between security (Full) and performance (Fast) options for encryption.
  • Improved Graphics Support: OpenGL 4.3: Workstation Pro now supports OpenGL 4.3 for the virtual machines. Guest Operating System Requirements:
    • Windows 7 or higher
    • Linux with Mesa 22.0.0 and Linux kernel 5.16.0
  • Support for WDDM 1.2: Workstation Pro now supports WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) version 1.2 for the virtual machines.

Version number 17.0.0 build 20800274
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows 11
Website VMWare
License type Paid
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