You must install Workstation Pro on a host system that meets certain processor requirements.
The following host systems are supported.
Systems using processors launched in 2011 or later except for systems using the following processors.
Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 Bonnell micro-architecture. For example, Atom Z670/Z650 and Atom N570.
Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 Saltwell micro-architecture. For example, Atom Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, and Atom N2800/N2600.
AMD processors based on the Llano and Bobcat micro-architectures.
Systems using the following processors.
Intel processors based on the 2010 Westmere micro-architecture. For example, Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, and Core i7-990.
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 http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003944 for information about how to determine if VT-x support is enabled.
When you install a 64-bit operating system, Workstation Pro 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.