Workstation Pro App

VMware Desktop Hypervisor Pro
Annual Subscription

$120.00 / year

Run Windows, Linux and other virtual machines with VMware Workstation Pro for Windows and Linux or VMware Fusion for Mac, the industry standard desktop hypervisors.

$120.00 / year

NEW - Annual subscription

Key Features

Virtualization Experience

Workstation 17 Pro was built to do one thing: Run Virtual Machines. Forged by the industry leader in virtualization technology, Workstation’s features, performance, and history are second to none.

Many Virtual Machines, All At Once

Workstation 17 Pro was designed to manage a growing catalog of local and remote virtual machines. With easy controls to configure, manage and run VMs, Workstation is an indispensable tool for IT Pros.

Enhanced Graphics and Performance

Enjoy enhanced graphics and performance with Workstation 17 Pro. Leverage DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4 support for smooth and visually stunning 3D graphics, delivering an immersive user experience.

Sharable Development and Testing Environments

Create repeatable and distributable virtual dev and test environments. Rapidly deploy and validate software on various operating systems and platforms without starting from scratch on each device.

Secure and Isolated Workspaces

Protect sensitive data and ensure workspaces are secure and isolated by running them as virtual machines. Add more security by encrypting virtual hard disks, or use MDM solutions for Guest OS management.

Integration with VMware Cloud

Leverage seamless integration with VMware Cloud services in Workstation 17 Pro. Easily move virtual machines to and from the cloud, extending your capabilities and enhancing collaboration.

System Requirements

General System Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent, 64-bit x86 processor (Recommended: Intel Core i7 or AMD equivalent)
  • Memory: Minimum 8GB RAM (Recommended: 16GB or more)
  • Storage: Minimum 20GB available disk space (Recommended: 40GB or more)
  • Network: 1 Gbps Ethernet adapter (Recommended: 10 Gbps Ethernet adapter for optimal performance)

Operating System Compatibility

  • Windows: Windows 10 (64-bit) or later
  • Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 or later, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 or later

Other Requirements

  • VMware Tools: Latest version for guest operating systems (Ensures optimal integration and performance)

Frequently Asked Questions

Desktop Hypervisor is a line of products consisting of VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion which let users run virtual machines, containers, and Kubernetes clusters on a Windows, Linux or Mac computer.

VMware Workstation Pro is available for 64-bit Intel and AMD (x86 / x86-64) PCs with Windows and Linux operating systems, while VMware Fusion Pro is available for Intel and Apple silicon Macs.

VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro products work by using special functions in modern 64-bit x86-64 CPUs and Apple silicon SoCs to create fully isolated, secure virtual machines that encapsulate an operating system and its applications. Each virtual machine “thinks” and operates as if they are housed in a physical computer with dedicated physical resources. The VMware virtualization layer maps available physical hardware resources to a virtual machine's 'virtual' resources, so each virtual machine has isolated and configurable access to its own CPU, memory, disks, and I/O devices.

No, Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro do not provide a separate evaluation mode. Users wishing to evaluate before purchasing a commercial use license may do so with the built-in personal use license, provided the products are not used for commercial purposes without first purchasing a license. (i.e. users may personally evaluate the product to determine if they wish to use it in a commercial setting, whereby they would then require a commercial use license for that setting).

No. From April 30th and onward, the perpetual and SnS license models were discontinued for Desktop Hypervisor products.

Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro commercial subscriptions include production support from the authorized Broadcom reseller who sold the licenses. Resellers follow the standard Broadcom support model and have an escalation path to VMware product engineering teams. Users with Personal Use licenses can obtain community support from our forums. Per-Incident support is no longer available.

No, Customers with active support contracts will be able to continue to use the Desktop Hypervisor products without any changes. When a customer's existing SnS expires, a new Subscription license is required to continue use.

Upon expiry of a subscription license, the product will default back to the Personal Use mode. While VMs will continue to boot, the product will be unauthorized for use in a commercial setting until the license key has been replaced with a new, valid subscription license key.

Our Cancellation and Refund policy can be reviewed here. You can cancel your subscription at any time by logging into you account here, selecting your order, and clicking / tapping the "Cancel Subscription" button.

Pricing and Licensing

Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro apps are licensed via a single product key and SKU which is sold as an annual subscription. The “Desktop Hypervisor Pro” license key is compatible between Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro. Each installation of a Desktop Hypervisor product must be licensed for commercial use when being used in a commercial setting as defined in the Product Guide. Installations without a commercial license applied are considered Personal Use, and is so indicated with additional text in the user interface noting that the product is licensed for personal use only.

Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro were previously sold with perpetual licenses and an optional Support and Subscription add-on which provides access to major-version updates for the duration of the subscription term. These terms will continue to be honored, and the existing products will continue to be supported for the duration of their lifecycle, which can be found here. The perpetual licenses will not expire. When new Major versions of Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro are released, a new license key will be required, otherwise the products will operate in Personal Use mode.

Workstation Player and Fusion Player are End of Sales

As of April 30th, 2024 Workstation Player and Fusion Player are considered EOS (End of Sale) and are unavailable for purchase going forward. Customers with active contracts will continue to be supported for the duration of their contract. This means products will receive regular updates, and support tickets can be filed.

Users can now enjoy the full-featured versions of Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro without requiring a purchased license key. Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro installers, now by default, provide a free personal-use license built-in. While Workstation Player and Fusion Player are no longer being sold, they will continue to function and receive product updates until the next major versions are released.


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