A shared virtual machine is a virtual machine on the host system that remote Workstation Pro users can access as a remote virtual machine. You can create a new shared virtual machine, convert a standard virtual machine to a shared virtual machine, or create a shared virtual machine clone of a standard virtual machine.
You can configure specific shared virtual machines to start when the host system starts, and you can view status and task information for shared virtual machines.
Workstation Pro stores shared virtual machines in the shared virtual machines directory, where VMware Workstation Server manages them. Shared virtual machines appear in the virtual machine library under the Shared VMs item.