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Create an OpenStack lab in VMware Workstation

If anyone is thinking about using VMware Workstation to try out OpenStack.  Eric Wright at www.discoposse.com has a good post on how to get started.

Part 1: Learn how to get OpenStack Lab on VMware Workstation http://ow.ly/hEFy6

Part 2: Second part of OpenStack Lab on Workstation, setting up the VM http://ow.ly/hIQt9 

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VMware Workstation 9.0.2 now available

VMware Workstation 9.0.2 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Workstation 9.x customers. Read the release notes for more details.

Highlights

  • Fedora 18 supported as a guest operating system (follow up post coming soon)
  • Windows 8 host permissions issues fixed
  • VMware Tool updated to support the latest Linux kernels
  • Improved general host resource management
  • Virtual machine sharing improvements

How to get it

VMware Workstation will prompt you to download the update the next time you run it. You can manually check for the update from the “Help” -> “Software Updates” menu item. Alternatively, you can download it from here.

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Last Day to Save 30% of VMware Workstation 9!

The VMware Store extended its VMware Workstation 9 promotion to 11/30/12.  Friday is the last day to save 30% when you purchase VMware Workstation 9.  Don’t wait, Buy or Upgrade today!

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Get  30% off when you upgrade or buy VMware Workstation 9.
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See why VMware Workstation 9 rocks!

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Get 40% off when you Buy VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion Professional together.

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VMware Workstation Updates Now Available

VMware Workstation 9.0.1 is now available

VMware Workstation 9.0.1 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Workstation 9.x customers.  Read the release notes for more details.

VMware Workstation 8.0.5 is now available

VMware Workstation 8.0.5 is a maintenance release that is a free update for all VMware Workstation 8.x customers.  Read the release notes for more details.

How to get it

VMware Workstation will prompt you to download the update the next time you run it.  You can manually check for the update from the “Help” -> “Software Updates” menu item.  Alternatively, you can download it from here.


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VMware Workstation 9 – Configuring and Using WSX with Video

One of the most exciting features of VMware Workstation 9 is the new web based UI (A.K.A “WSX”).   WSX is a prototype of a new web interface for Workstation that allows you to access your virtual machines from a tablet, smart phone, or any PC or device with a modern browser.   To help get you started so you can experience WSX first hand, we’ve put together a quick WSX overview document.  We would love it if you would comment on the document in the Workstation Community site to help us continue to enhance the document.

If you would like to learn more about WSX directly from the source, check out www.chipx86.com.

In addition, our friends on the VMwareKB TV team have created a VMware Workstation 9 WSX configuration video to guide you.

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VMware Workstation 9 at VMworld

Here’s a quick demo video of VMware Workstation 9 from the VMworld 2012 show floor.

If you are at VMworld, please stop by the booth, and definitely do not miss our session:

Session #EUC3319 – VMware Workstation Innovations
Wednesday, Aug 29, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Moscone West Level 3, Room 3011

See you there.

Team Workstation

VMware Workstation 9 – Now Available World-Wide!

The Workstation team is thrilled to introduce VMware Workstation 9.  It’s been 12 years since Workstation first launched and dramatically changed the way technical professionals worked with virtual machines.   Since then the team has worked to bring bring innovation with each new release.  We feel Workstation 9 continues this tradition.

Workstation 9 builds on its broad operating system support, rich user experience, and comprehensive feature set to bring you best-in-class Windows 8 support, all new Web interface, restricted virtual machines and much more.  Not only does Workstation 9 change the way you work with virtual machines whether they reside on your PC or in the datacenter, it allows you to work when and where you want.

Let’s take a look at what Workstation 9 can do:

Best in Class Windows 8 Support

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To help you and your organization evaluate Windows 8, master the Metro UI and test your applications, VMware Workstation 9 is optimized for running Windows 8 virtual machines and running on Windows 8 PCs. Easy Install simplifies the task of creating Windows 8 virtual machines, Unity mode will intelligently scale to handle applications formerly known as Metro and multi-touch support will ensure you get the true Windows 8 experience in a virtual machine.

Access from Almost any Device

Workstation’s new web interface allows you to access your virtual machines running in Workstation or vSphere from a tablet, smart phone, PC or any device with a modern browser.  No plugins necessary. Now you can power on, off, or suspend your virtual machines and interact with them from almost anywhere.



Restricted Virtual Machines

Create virtual machines that require a runtime password, and another password to change virtual machine settings. Once set, send the virtual machine with restrictions to anyone to run on their Mac, Windows, or Linux machines by using Workstation 9, VMware Fusion 5, VMware Fusion 5 Professional, or VMware Player 5.



Download from vSphere

In Workstation 8 we introduced the ability to upload a virtual machine from your PC to vSphere. Workstation 9 takes the next step and allows you to drag and drop a virtual machine from vSphere to your PC. It’s the easiest way to move virtual machines between your PC and your internal cloud.



Better 3D Graphics

Workstation 9 includes support for the new Windows Metro interface, significant performance and rendering improvements to better support professional graphical applications such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks, Anti-Aliasing, OpenGL 2.1 for Linux operating systems and even an improved graphics driver for Windows XP.



Read the VMware Workstation 9 release notes for a complete list of new features.

What if I just bought VMware Workstation 8?

If you purchased VMware Workstation 8 (Full license or upgrade) between 08/01/2012 and 09/30/2012 you are eligible for a complimentary electronic upgrade under the VMware Workstation 9 Technology Guarantee Program (TGP).  To learn how to get your complimentary upgrade click here.

If you cannot wait to for your complimentary upgrade to VMware Workstation 8, we suggest you make the most of our free 30-day trial offer.

Availability and pricing

VMware Workstation 9 is immediately available for purchase from the VMware online store for $249 (US) and upgrades from VMware Workstation 7.x and 8.x are available for $119 (US). VMware Workstation can also be purchased through VMware’s network of resellers and distributors.

Buy Workstation 9
Upgrade to Workstation 9

Customers with an active support and subscription (“SnS”) contract are eligible to upgrade to Workstation 9 for free in the My VMware portal.  If you are not familiar with My VMware, check out this KB Article with video.

We hope you enjoy using VMware Workstation 9 as much as we enjoyed creating it.

The VMware Workstation Team


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Don’t miss the Workstation Session at VMworld

Be sure to attend the VMware Workstation session at VMworld and experience why it’s been one of the best rated sessions the past 3 years. This year Constantine is joining Jason and they promise this year’s presentation will not disappoint.

Session #EUC3319 – VMware Workstation Innovations
Wednesday, Aug 29, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

See you there.
I can’t resist showing a small teaser of what you will see.

 

 

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