VMware Workstation 8 Windows 10 delivers the best in class support and
innovative new features that transform the way technical professionals working with
virtual machines they resident on their PC or on private enterprise clouds
* New operating system support
support has been added for .
Windows 8.1 – 8.1 Enterprise Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows
– Ubuntu 13.10
well as the latest Fedora , CentOS , Red Hat and openSUSE release.
* VMware Hardware Version 10
This version of VMware Workstation VMware includes hardware and version 10 is compatible with vSphere 5.5
. Hardware versions introducing new features
virtual hardware and new features while allowing VMware to run legacy operating systems
in our virtual machines. New features included in this release
* 16 vCPUs
Virtual machines can now run up to 16 virtual processors. This allows
very processor intensive applications to run in a virtual machine
Note: . Running virtual machines with 16 virtual processors requires the support of the operating system both the host and guest
16 logical processors.
Your physical machine must have at least 8 cores with Hyper -Threading enabled in order
on a virtual machine with this configuration.
* 8 terabytes of disk
virtual machines can now include virtual disks larger than 2 terabytes.
Given the limitations of most operating systems to boot from disks larger than 2 terabytes
, these large drives are more useful than secondary readers. for storing files
Note : To use a top drive 2TB for a boot drive, your guest operating system
should start using EFI to read a GPT formatted / >
also the Buslogic controller is not capable of supporting a greater than 2TB disk
Additional note: to activate the EFI boot , edit the VMX file and add .
firmware = ” efi ”
Otherwise, to bring in the bios (old ) start change :
firmware = ” bios ”
10.0.2 Corrections changes .
The following issues are fixed in this version of VMware Workstation
performance and compatibility with some audio / video better USB audio devices.
compatibility and performance of USB and video with virtual machines audio devices has been improved. devices / > USB
Resolves an issue that prevents a USB device to be connected to Linux RHEL 5 guest operating system.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported as guest with an easy installation of the operating system.
option of easy installation supports Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as a guest operating system .
OpenSUSE 13.1 is officially supported as a guest operating system.
OpenSUSE 13.1 is now supported as a host operating system.
Blueray players can burn CD when it is connected to the virtual machine.
Fixed an issue causing burning CDs with Blueray leads to failure while being connected to the virtual machine.
Using Microsoft Word and Excel user unit no longer produces a
Fixed an issue that caused using Microsoft Word and Excel unit mode causes a beep beep. .
the UAC dialog box of the Windows 8 virtual machine no longer causes the windows of the host application to be hidden on Linux host.
Fixed an issue causing the host application windows to be hidden in the UAC dialog on Linux host the Windows 8 virtual machine.
sound card can be automatically added to a virtual machine on a Linux host at startup.
Fixed an issue that prevented the sound card is automatically added to the VM when the power on the virtual machine on a Linux host.
Windows only display a black screen when launching Metro style apps in the start menu .
Fixed an issue that could cause a Windows 8.1 guest operating system to display a black screen when launching Metro style apps in the start menu .
shortcuts can be used in the dialog preferences KVM mode.
resolved a conflict shortcut in the preferences dialog mode KVM .
Improved compatibility GL rendering with new Nvidia drivers .
solved a compatibility problem with some new GL rendering Nvidia drivers .
Improved graphics quality with Solidworks applications.
graphical errors resolved with applications for Solidworks .
imported from a physical PC to start planting more virtual machines.
Fixed an issue causing imported from a physical PC to crash on startup virtual machines.
reading and writing to a file using two son of a common folder has been improved.
Fixed an issue on a shared folder when the user read and write file using two son .
Linux virtual machines access updated content when using shared folders.
solved a problem that caused Linux virtual machines to see the content of outdated files when using shared folders.
improving the performance of the virtual machine using the adapter e1000e .
solved the problems of performance of the virtual machine using the e1000e adapter.
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