VMware Workstation Pro 16.2.3 | 10 MAR 2022 | Build 19376536

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About VMware Workstation Pro

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.

System Requirements

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.

What's New

This release contains bug fixes.

Product Support Notices

The option to Virtualize a Physical Machine is removed from the Workstation File menu.

Prior Releases

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:

Resolved Issues

  • Cannot copy and paste on a guest virtual machine from a host machine

    In VMware Workstation 16.2.1 Pro, when you try to copy and paste from the host machine to the guest virtual machine, the Paste option in the Edit menu is unavailable.

    Note: For a local virtual machine, you can enable or disable the paste option in the virtual machine settings under Guest Isolation. For a remote virtual machine, the paste option is always enabled by default.

    This issue is now resolved.

  • Workstation Pro fails to launch on RHEL 8.4 host operating system

    When you install VMware Workstation 16.2.1 Pro on a RHEL 8.4 host operating system, the workstation fails to launch because of a compilation error in building vmmon and vmnet kernel module.

    This issue is now resolved.

  • Workstation hangs while copying files from the host to the guest operating system

    When you try to copy a large number of small files from the host to the guest VM using Shared Folders, Workstation hangs.

    This issue is now resolved.

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