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Workstation 15.5 Pro and Player Available Now!

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the immediate availability of VMware Workstation 15.5 Pro and Player!

 

Our major release this year comes as a free upgrade for existing version 15 customers, with upgrade discounts available for v12 and v14 customers.

Release Notes

Workstation Pro:

Direct Windows download ::: Direct Linux download

Workstation Player:

Direct Player for Windows download ::: Direct Player for Linux download

Still on Workstation 14 or 12.5? Upgrade Here!

Whats New

Jumbo Frames

Configure the MTU size of your virtual networks (Pro only) up to 9194 bytes for nested virtual lab environment testing and replication. Run a full NSX deployment on vSphere on your local system (sufficient CPU/RAM/Disk resources required, of course!). 

Better vSphere Compatibility: pvscsi

Workstation 15.5 introduces the pvscsi device, bringing improved desktop-to-datacenter compatibility for many virtual machine and OVA/OVF templates. No need to change virtual devices and settings when migrating workloads between Workstation and vSphere!

New OS support

Workstation is updated to support the latest versions of Microsoft Windows and the major Open Source distributions:

    • Windows 10 19H2
    • Ubuntu 1904 (and 1910 after release)
    • Debian 10.1
    • RHEL 7
    • FreeBSD 12.0
    • Oracle Linux 8
    • SLE 15 SP1

Display control at your fingertips

Users of multi-monitor setups can take advantage of our new display-layout shortcut key.

Use ‘Ctrl-Alt-M’ in full screen mode to bring up the Monitor Layout menu. From there select one of the options with another keystroke (i.e. the 1, 2, 3, 4, number keys)

We’ve also fixed a number of bugs, improved performance (most noticeably around host-guest file sharing and vm shutdown times), and added a number of important security fixes.

Grab the download by using Workstation to ‘Check for updates’, from your MyVMware portal, or download it directly here:

Workstation Pro:

Direct Windows download

Direct Linux download:

Workstation Player:

Direct Player for Windows download

Direct Player for Linux download

 

We hope you love it!

Let us know what you think in the VMware Workstation Community forums!

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About Michael Roy

Michael Roy is the Product Line Manager for Desktop Hypervisor products such as VMware Fusion and Workstation.

6 thoughts on “Workstation 15.5 Pro and Player Available Now!

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  2. sam

    Hi,

    do you know if this Bug “https://communities.vmware.com/message/2877297#2877297” will be fixed in a future release?

    thnx

  3. darly

    The latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is 8, not 7.

  4. Mike Lim

    Both thumbs up for pvscsi support.

    Under new OS support, I assume you mean RHEL 8 instead of RHEL 7

  5. Mike

    This release fails to install as an upgrade while running a previous edition. I had to manually download it and install it rather than rely on the automatic upgrade check. The automatic upgrade check has been pretty wobbly for the last few releases, really. Any chance of getting it fixed?

  6. Ruben Garcia

    Workaround:
    https://www.vgemba.net/vmware/Workstation-15.5-Install-Error/

    But this should be fixed on vmware side

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