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VMwareVMware Workstation Pro transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, Workstation Pro gives users unmatched operating system support, a rich user experience, and incredible performance.


Desktop Virtualization for Windows and Linux
VMware Workstation Pro replicates server, desktop and tablet environments in a virtual machine. Run applications on multiple operating systems including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting. Evaluate new operating systems like Windows 10, test software applications, patches, and reference architectures in an isolated and safe environment.

Create Powerful Virtual Machines
With the ability to allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory, and graphics memory to each virtual machine, Workstation Pro maximizes your computer’s resources to run the most demanding applications in a virtual environment. Workstation Pro even lets you run virtual ESXi hosts and vSphere appliances, letting you create an entire Software Defined Data Center right on your desktop.

From the PC to the Cloud
Seamlessly access all the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they reside, from the PC to the cloud. Simply drag and drop to move your virtual machines from your PC to the private cloud with VMware vSphere or the public cloud with vCloud Air. By leveraging the hybrid cloud, you can quickly migrate and scale your workloads while reducing complexity and maintaining compatibility.

Take Control of Your Virtual Machines
Workstation Pro gives technical professionals powerful controls over how to set up and interact with virtual machines. Choose from a wide variety of options for installing, protecting, connecting, sharing and viewing virtual machines to save valuable time. You can even create virtual machines that are encrypted, require a change of password and expire at a predefined date and time. Use the virtual network editor to build up to 20 custom virtual networks for connected multi-tier applications. Leverage the Snapshot feature to preserve the state of a virtual machine so you can return to it at any time.

Share Your Virtual Machines
Sharing a virtual machine is the quickest way to share and test applications with your team in a more production-like environment. Run VMware Workstation Pro as a server to share a repository of pre-loaded virtual machines in every desired configuration with your teammates, department or organization.

VMware Workstation is Designed For
IT professionals to safely test patch deployments, system upgrades and migrations in isolated sandbox environments on a single PC. Systems engineers and other technical sales professionals because it gives them the power to demonstrate an entire virtual network environment—including clients, servers, and database virtual machines—all on a single PC. Software developers rely on Workstation Pro integration with Visual Studio, Eclipse, and other tool suites to streamline the development and debugging of their applications in multiple operating systems and environments.


Hardware requirements:

VMware Workstation Pro runs on standard x86-PCs with 64-bit Intel and AMD processors.

VMware recommends the following:

  • 64-bit x86 Intel Core™ Solo Processor or equivalent, AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Dual Core Processor or equivalent
  • 1.3GHz speed or faster
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM and above recommended

Workstation Pro installation:

1.2 GB of available disk space for the application. Additional hard drive space required for each virtual machine. Please refer to vendors recommended disk space for specific guest operating systems.

For Windows DirectX 10 support in a virtual machine

  • 3GB RAM (Host PC)
  • Intel Dual Core, 2.2GHz and above or AMD Athlon 4200+ and above
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT and above or ATI Radeon HD 2600 and above

Note: Workstation 12.5 Pro requires a 64-bit processor and 64-bit host operating system


VMware Workstation Pro runs on most 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • CentOS 7.1
  • Oracle Linux 7
  • openSUSE 13.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


VMware Workstation 12 Pro Version 12.5.5 Release Notes



VMware Workstation



From version 11.0 this application only works on 64-bit operating systems.


Workstation 12 & 11, Player 7 & 12 for Windows & Linux | Fusion 7,8 Mac OS X | Unlocker 2 v2.0.8

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1. Introduction

Unlocker 2 is designed for Workstation 11, Player 7, ESXi 6 and Fusion 7.

If you are using an earlier product, please continue using Unlocker 1

Version 2 has been tested against:

  • Workstation 11/12 on Windows and Linux
  • Player 7 & Workstation Player 12 on Windows and Linux
  • Fusion 7/8 on Mavericks and Yosemite
  • ESXi 6.0

The patch code carries out the following modifications dependent on the product
being patched:

  • Fix vmware-vmx and derivatives to allow Mac OS X to boot
  • Fix vmwarebase .dll or .so to allow Apple to be selected during VM creation
  • Fix libvmkctl.so on ESXi 6 to allow use with vCenter
  • Download a copy of the latest VMware Tools for OS X

Note that not all products recognise the darwin.iso via install tools menu item.
You will have to manually mount the darwin.iso for example on Workstation 11 and Player 7.

The vmwarebase code does not need to be patched on OS X or ESXi so you will see a
message on those systems telling you that it will not be patched.

In all cases make sure VMware is not running, and any background guests have
been shutdown.

The code is now Python as it makes the Unlocker easier to run and maintain on ESXi.
There are some challenges to write the code as ESXi has a subset of Python 2.7 which
constrains some modules that can be used.

2. Prerequisites

The code requires Python 2.7 to work. Most Linux distros, ESXi and OS X ship with a compatible
Python interpreter and should operate without the need for any additional software.

Windows has a packaged version of the Python script using PyInstaller and so does not
require Python to be installed.

3. Limitations

If you are using VMware Player or Workstation on Windows, you may get a core dump.

Latest Linux and ESXi products are OK and do not show this problem.


If you create a new VM using version 11 hardware VMware will stop and create a core dump.There are two options to work around this issue:
1. Change the VM to be HW 10 – this does not affect performance.
2. Edit the VMX file and add:

smc.version = "0" |

4. Windows

On Windows, you will need to either run cmd.exe as Administrator or using
Explorer right clicks on the command file and select “Run as administrator”.

win-install.cmd – patches VMware
win-uninstall.cmd – restores VMware
win-update-tools.cmd – retrieves latest OS X guest tools

5. Linux

On Linux, you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.

You may need to ensure the Linux scripts have executed permissions
by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

lnx-install.sh – patches VMware
lnx-uninstall.sh – restores VMware
lnx-update-tools.cmd – retrieves latest OS X guest tools

6. Mac OS X

On Mac OS X you will need to be either root or use sudo to run the scripts.
This is only needed if you want to use client versions of Mac OS X.

You may need to ensure the OS X scripts have executed permissions
by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

osx-install.sh – patches VMware
osx-uninstall.sh – restores VMware

7. ESXi

You will need to transfer the zip file to the ESXi host either using vSphere client or SCP.

Once uploaded you will need to either use the ESXi support console or use SSH to
run the commands. Use the unzip command to extract the files.

<<< WARNING: use a datastore volume to run the scripts >>>

Please note that you will need to reboot the host for the patches to become active.
The patcher is embbedded in a shell script local.sh which is run at boot from /etc/rc.local.d.

You may need to ensure the ESXi scripts have execute permissions
by running chmod +x against the 2 files.

esxi-install.sh – patches VMware
esxi-uninstall.sh – restores VMware

1. Any changes you have made to local.sh will be lost. If you have made changes to
that file, you will need to merge them into the supplied local.sh file.
2. The unlocker runs at boot time to patch the relevant files and it now survives
an upgrade or patch to ESXi as local.sh is part of the persisted local state.

8. Thanks

Thanks to Zenith432 for originally building the C++ unlocker and Mac Son of Knife
(MSoK) for all the testing and support.

Thanks also to Sam B for finding the solution for ESXi 6 and helping me with
debugging expertise. Sam also wrote the code for patching ESXi ELF files.

VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.5 Windows

VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.5 Windows Lite

VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.5 Linux

VMware.Workstation.v10.0.7 Windows



VMware Workstation v10.0.7 Lite for Windows

VMware Workstation v10.0.7 Lite for Windows

VMware Workstation v10.0.7 Build 2844087 Lite for Windows (English and Russian version) by qazwsxe
– Interface – English and Russian (translation by loginvovchyk as amended 01.31.2015). Language interface VMware Workstation, selected at the beginning of the installation
– Does not require registration
– Includes only Tools-Windows-9.6.5 (for other OS can be downloaded separately)
– Apply a patch that makes it possible to install Mac OS X (Tools-Mac OS X (darwin.iso) present in the assembly). darwin.iso copied to the folder:% ProgramFiles% \ VMware \ VMware Workstation
– Added key / FindDel, designed to solve the problems with the removal of VMware Workstation. Using the key, it searches for VMware Workstation, and if the system is detected VMware Workstation, you will be prompted to remove VMware Workstation

– Delete folder:
VMware VIX \ *
VMware Workstation \ messages \ *
VMware Workstation \ Visual Studio Integrated Debugger \ *

Delete the file:
VMware Workstation\EULA.jp.rtf
VMware Workstation\EULA.zh_CN.rtf
VMware Workstation\LearnMore.jp.html
VMware Workstation\LearnMore.zh_CN
VMware Workstation\TPClntdeu.dll
VMware Workstation\TPClntjpn.dll
VMware Workstation\TPViewdeu.dll
VMware Workstation\TPViewjpn.dll
VMware Workstation\vmware-remotemks-debug.exe
VMware Workstation\vmware-vmx-debug.exe
VMware Workstation\redist\VMware-Converter-all.exe (вместо оригинального файла – заглушка)
VMware Workstation\x64\vmware-vmx-debug.exe

Keys installation:
/ S – installation of VMware Workstation in a quiet version with English interface. Key-sensitive, and thus use only the / S, and not / s
If the wrong key has been specified or not specified at all, it happens with all the normal installation dialogs and display unit.

/ S / Rus – install VMware Workstation in a quiet version with Russian interface.

/ DisableTray – off the display of icons in the system tray.



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