You must install Workstation Player on a host system that meets certain processor requirements.

Supported Processors

The following host systems are supported:

  • A compatible 64-bit x86/AMD64 CPU launched in 2011 or later.
  • For specific Host Operating Systems (HOS), refer to the vendor's recommended processor requirements:
    • For Microsoft-specific HOS, refer to the Microsoft documentation
    • For Linux-specific HOS, refer to the Linux Vendor-specific documentation

Processor Requirements for 64-Bit Guest Operating Systems

For supported processors to run 64-bit guest operating systems, the host system must use one of the following processors.
  • An AMD CPU with AMD-V support
  • An Intel CPU with VT-x support

If you have an Intel CPU that has VT-x support, you must verify that VT-x support is enabled in the host system BIOS. The BIOS settings that must be enabled for VT-x support vary depending on the system vendor. See the VMware knowledge base article at for information about how to determine if VT-x support is enabled.

When you install a 64-bit operating system, Workstation Player performs checks to make sure the host system has a supported processor. You cannot install a 64-bit operating system if the host system does not meet the processor requirements.