VMware Virtualization for Individuals
Get Past the One Computer / One Operating System Mentality
Simultaneously run multiple operating systems on your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer with VMware virtualization. You don’t need a separate physical computer for each operating environment you want to run and you can switch between environments with a click. Each virtual machine, and its resources, is isolated from the others so you can test and evaluate new software or patches without risking your existing setup.
- Create multiple virtual machines with different operating systems on the same physical computer
- Test and evaluate software, patches, and virtual appliances without risk
- Demonstrate multi-tier applications on a single physical computer
VMware virtualization is ideal for IT professionals, software developers, and technical sales and training professionals.
Run Multiple Operating Systems on the Same Computer
Run Windows, Linux, Solarix x86, Netware, and FreeBSD as guest operating systems on Windows and Linux computers with VMware Workstation Pro. Run all your favorite Windows programs on your Mac with VMware Fusion. Run legacy applications that might require older versions of operating systems without requiring a separate computer for each.
Test and Evaluate Software and Patches without Risk
Take snapshots of your virtual machines so you can easily revert back to stable state while testing patches and upgrades. You can even take your desktop with you on portable devices like USB thumb drives with VMware Workstation Pro. Easily evaluate virtual appliances from the Virtual Appliance Marketplace with VMware Player.
Run an Entire Multi-Tier System on a Single Host
Manage network connected virtual machines with VMware Workstation. Each network environment contains client, server, and database machines so you can demonstrate and train on multi-tier software on a single physical computer.Next Steps
Learn more about VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Fusion.