VMware Workstation 16.1.1 Pro | 1 April 2021 | Build 17801498
What's in the Release Notes
- About VMware Workstation Pro
- System Requirements
- Important Fixes
- Product Support Notices
- Prior Releases
VMware Workstation Pro™ enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.
You can replicate server, desktop, and tablet environments in a virtual machine and allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory and graphics memory to each virtual machine, whether the virtual machine resides on a personal PC or on a private enterprise cloud.
For more information, see the VMware Workstation Pro documentation.
Systems using Processors (CPUs) launched in 2011 or later are supported, except for the following:
- Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 Bonnell micro-architecture. For example, Atom Z670/Z650 and Atom N570.
- Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 Saltwell micro-architecture. For example, Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, and Atom N2800/N2600.
- Systems using AMD processors based on the Llano and Bobcat micro-architectures. For example, code-named Hondo, Ontario, Zacate, and Llano.
The following systems are also supported: Systems using 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.
In this release of VMware Workstation Pro, the VMNet driver related security improvements as suggested by BoB driverThru have been implemented.
- Deprecation of the Shared virtual machine feature
The Shared virtual machine feature (VMware Workstation as server) is being deprecated. It will remain in its present form for the remainder of the VMware Workstation 16 product life. This feature will be not available in a future release.
Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation 16 Pro are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:
- Microsoft console debugger is included in OVFTool in VMware Workstation
The functionality provided by Microsoft console debugger has been changed and Microsoft console debugger is no longer included with Workstation distribution. This issue is resolved.