Software : VMware : Workstation

VMware Workstation

(as of 3/21/2016)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Runs up to 16 CPUs on a single machine
  • Supports creation of restricted virtual machines that expire at a specified time
  • Snapshot capability
  • Tablet hardware integration, such as gyroscope and accelerometer input

VMware Workstation is an operating system virtualization application that allows you to run multiple virtual machines on a single machine. Supports Windows and Linux operating systems.

Workstation allows you to run up to 16 separate virtual CPUs, 8TB virtual disk size, and 20 virtual networks on your machine. You can create restricted virtual machines that expire at a certain date and time, which is helpful for when you’re working with a contract worker or beta software that has a time limit. The program offers snapshot capability, which allows you to revert your virtual machine to a previous state. Workstation also provides support for hardware sensors in Surface Pro tablets. When you use Workstation on your tablet, the program will pass on input from its gyroscope, compass, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor to the virtual machine.

VMware Workstation is a very useful virtualization program. It supports a large amount of CPUs, Surface Pro tablet sensors, and virtual machine expiration management. For Windows and Linux users, VMware Workstation is a worthy candidate for your virtual machine needs.

▶ Primary file extension

.VMDK – Virtual Machine Disk File

▶ Other file extensions used by VMware Workstation 12

Supported File Types
.VMCWindows Virtual Machine Configuration File
.VMPLVMware Policy File
.VMSDVMware Snapshot Metadata File
.VMSGVMware Application Message File
.VMSNVMware Snapshot State File
.VMSSVMware Suspended State File
.VMTMVMware Team Data File
.VMXVMware Configuration File
.VMXFVMware Team Member File
.XVMVMware Console Configuration File
Additional Related File Formats
.OVAOpen Virtual Appliance
.OVFOpen Virtualization File
.VMACVMware Configuration File
.VMBAVMware Configuration File
.VMTVMware Configuration File

Updated: March 21, 2016