VMware Workstation takes virtualization to the next level:
- Support for the latest Guest OS’es like Microsoft Windows 8.1 and various Linux distributions.
- The new hardware version 10 introduces even bigger and better Virtual Machines
Up to 16 vCPUs
64GB of vRAM
vSATA support has been added
Up to 20 networks can be defined.
Various USB improvements (usb3 stream support, among other things)
SSD pass through makes for better support of the underlying hardware platform.
- New Virtual Appliances created with the Workstation team to quickly run various cloud stacks like Pivotal, Puppet Labs and Vagrant.
The team has included various smaller improvements in the product as well:
- Better multi-monitor support for up to 4 screens
- Unity mode has been enhanced to seamlessly work with Windows 8.1 UI changes
- An updated version of VMware Converter has been built in and adds support for P2V’ing a Windows 8.1 machine
- New option to display the VM console using VMware-KVM, a ‘screen-only’ window without any bells or whistles.