VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5: Features, Benefits, and License Keys for Windows and Linux Users
VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5: A Powerful Virtualization Tool for Windows and Linux
If you are a technical professional who needs to develop, test, demonstrate, or deploy software on different operating systems, you might be interested in VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5, a powerful virtualization tool that lets you run multiple Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.
VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5 Build With License Keys
In this article, we will explain what VMware Workstation Pro is and what it can do, how to download and install it on your PC, how to license it with license keys, and how to create and run virtual machines with it.
What is VMware Workstation Pro and what can it do?
VMware Workstation Pro overview
VMware Workstation Pro is a desktop virtualization software that enables technical professionals to run multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single PC. You can replicate server, desktop, and tablet environments in a virtual machine and allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory and graphics memory to each virtual machine, whether the virtual machine resides on a personal PC or on a private enterprise cloud.
VMware Workstation Pro allows you to run applications that run on different operating systems, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, etc., without rebooting or switching between different physical machines.
VMware Workstation Pro also provides advanced features for testing, debugging, and troubleshooting software in various scenarios. You can isolate and protect each operating system environment with snapshots, clones, encryption, networking configurations, etc. You can also connect to vSphere, ESXi, or other Workstation servers to manage remote virtual machines or transfer them between hosts.
Key features and benefits of VMware Workstation Pro
Some of the key features and benefits of VMware Workstation Pro are:
Support for hundreds of guest operating systems, including Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709), Ubuntu 17.10, Fedora 26, CentOS 7.4, RHEL 7.4, Debian 9.2, OpenSuse Leap 42.3, etc.
High performance with support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8 TB virtual disks, 64 GB memory, and DirectX 10.1 graphics.
Seamless integration with host operating system for file sharing, drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste, etc.
Easy creation of complex virtual networks with NAT, DHCP, IPv6 support, network simulation tools (packet loss, latency), etc.
Powerful snapshot management for saving the state of a virtual machine at any point in time and reverting back to it when needed.
Flexible cloning options for creating full or linked copies of a virtual machine and sharing them with others.
Secure and encrypted virtual machines with password protection, UEFI Secure Boot, and virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM).
Remote access and control of virtual machines from any device with VMware Workstation Player, VMware Horizon Client, or a web browser.
Integration with vSphere, ESXi, and other Workstation servers for managing and transferring virtual machines across environments.
Support for popular development and testing tools, such as Docker, Kubernetes, Vagrant, Ansible, Chef, etc.
With these features and benefits, VMware Workstation Pro can help you to:
Run multiple operating systems on your PC without rebooting or partitioning.
Test and debug software in realistic and isolated environments.
Simulate and demonstrate complex solutions for customers or partners.
Create and share virtual machines with colleagues or clients.
Connect to remote virtual machines and cloud resources.
How to download and install VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5 on your PC
System requirements and compatibility
Before you download and install VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5 on your PC, you need to make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements and is compatible with the software. Here are the system requirements and compatibility for VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5:
A 64-bit x86 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or equivalent, AMD Athlon 64 FX Dual Core Processor or equivalent
1.3GHz or faster core speed
2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM or more recommended
A minimum of 1.2 GB of available disk space is required for the application. Additional hard disk space required for each virtual machine.
Windows 10, Windows 8.X, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 (64-bit only), Ubuntu 8.04 or later (64-bit only), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or later (64-bit only), CentOS 5.0 or later (64-bit only), Oracle Linux 5.0 or later (64-bit only), openSUSE 10.2 or later (64-bit only), SUSE Linux 10 or later (64-bit only)
VMware Workstation Pro runs on most 64-bit Windows or Linux host operating systems:
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Server Core Installation (Windows Server 2008/2012/2016)
Windows Vista SP2
Windows XP SP3
Ubuntu 17.10 and above
Fedora 26 and above
RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux/Scientific Linux/Debian/SUSE/openSUSE/Mint/Neon/elementary OS/Kali Linux/Arch Linux/Gentoo Linux/Solus Linux/Clear Linux/Mageia Linux/Fedora Rawhide/Manjaro Linux/Zorin OS/Linux Mint Debian Edition/Lubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu/Ubuntu MATE/Ubuntu Budgie/Ubuntu Kylin/Ubuntu Studio/Edubuntu/LXLE/MX Linux/Linux Lite/Bodhi Linux/AntiX Linux/Puppy Linux/Tails OS/Qubes OS/KDE neon User Edition/KDE neon Developer Edition/KDE neon LTS Edition/KDE neon Testing Edition/KDE neon Unstable Edition/KDE neon Developer Unstable Edition/KDE neon Developer Testing Edition/KDE neon Developer Stable Edition/KDE neon User LTS Edition/KDE neon User Testing Edition/KDE neon User Unstable Edition/KDE neon User Stable Edition/Linux Mint Cinnamon/Linux Mint MATE/Linux Mint Xfce/Linux Mint KDE/Linux Mint Debian Edition Cinnamon/Linux Mint Debian Edition MATE/Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce/Linux Mint Debian Edition KDE/Zorin OS Core/Zorin OS Lite/Zorin OS Education/Zorin OS Ultimate/Zorin OS Business/Zorin OS Gaming/Zorin OS Multimedia/Zorin OS Lite Education/Zorin OS Lite Ultimate/Zorin OS Lite Business/Zorin OS Lite Gaming/Zorin OS Lite Multimedia/Fedora Workstation/Fedora Server /Fedora Cloud/Fedora Atomic Host/Fedora Silverblue/Fedora Spins/Fedora Labs/Fedora Remixes
VMware Workstation Pro can create and run virtual machines with various operating systems, including but not limited to:
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Mac OS X (only supported as a guest operating system on Apple hardware)
You can check the full list of supported host and guest operating systems on the VMware Compatibility Guide website.
Downloading VMware Workstation Pro from the official website
To download VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5 from the official website, you need to follow these steps:
Go to the VMware Workstation Pro download page.
Select the version 14.1.5 from the drop-down menu.
Select the installer for your host operating system (Windows or Linux).
If you have a My VMware account, sign in with your credentials. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free or continue as a guest.
If you are a new user, you need to provide some basic information, such as your name, email address, country, etc.
Click on the Download Now button and save the installer file to your PC.
Installing VMware Workstation Pro on a Windows host
To install VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5 on a Windows host, you need to follow these steps:
Locate the installer file that you downloaded from the website. It should have a name like VMware-workstation-full-14.1.5-10950780.exe.
Double-click on the installer file to launch the setup wizard.
Select your preferred language and click OK.
Click Next to continue.
Read and accept the license agreement and click Next.
Select the destination folder for the installation and click Next.
Select the components that you want to install and click Next.
Select the shortcuts that you want to create and click Next.
Select whether you want to check for product updates on startup and join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program. You can change these settings later if you want. Click Next.
Click Install to begin the installation process.
Wait for the installation to complete. It may take several minutes depending on your system configuration.
If prompted, restart your PC to finish the installation.
Installing VMware Workstation Pro on a Linux host
To install VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5 on a Linux host, you need to follow these steps:
(#message) Continue writing the article. Locate the installer file that you downloaded from the website. It should have a name like VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.5-10950780.x86_64.bundle.
Open a terminal window and navigate to the folder where the installer file is located.
Make the installer file executable by running the command: chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.5-10950780.x86_64.bundle
Run the installer file as root or with sudo by running the command: sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.5-10950780.x86_64.bundle
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process.
If prompted, enter your license key or choose to enter it later.
If prompted, restart your PC to finish the installation.
How to license VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5 with license keys
Finding your license keys on My VMware or email confirmation
To use VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5, you need to have a valid license key. You can purchase a license key from the VMware online store or from a VMware authorized reseller. You can also request a free trial license key for 30 days from the VMware website.
Once you have purchased or requested a license key, you can find it on your My VMware account or on your email confirmation. Here are the steps to find your license key:
If you have a My VMware account, sign in with your credentials and go to the License Keys page. You can see all your license keys for different VMware products and versions. You can also filter, sort, export, or manage your license keys on this page.
If you don't have a My VMware account, or if you prefer to use your email confirmation, check your inbox for an email from VMware with the subject "Thank You For Your Recent Order". This email contains your order number, product name, version, quantity, and license key. You can also find a link to download the software and documentation in this email.
Entering your license keys on VMware Workstation Pro
To enter your license key on VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5, you need to follow these steps:
Launch VMware Workstation Pro on your PC.
Go to the Help menu and select Enter License Key.
Type or paste your license key in the text box and click OK.
You will see a confirmation message that your product is licensed.
Registering your product and getting support
To register your product and get support from VMware, you need to follow these steps:
Go to the VMware Product Registration page.
Enter your email address and click Continue.
If you have a My VMware account, sign in with your credentials. If you don't have an account, create one for free.
Select the product that you want to register from the drop-down menu.
Enter your license key and click Register.
You will see a confirmation message that your product is registered.
You can now access the support resources for your product, such as documentation, downloads, patches, updates, knowledge base articles, forums, etc., from the My VMware portal or the VMware Support page.
How to create and run virtual machines with VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5
Creating a new virtual machine from scratch or from an existing source
To create a new virtual machine with VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5, you can either start from scratch or use an existing source, such as an ISO image file, a physical disk, a virtual disk, or another virtual machine. Here are the steps to create a new virtual machine:
Launch VMware Workstation Pro on your PC.
Go to the File menu and select New Virtual Machine.
You will see the New Virtual Machine Wizard window. You can choose between two modes: Typical (recommended) or Custom (advanced). The Typical mode guides you through the basic steps of creating a virtual machine with default settings. The Custom mode allows you to customize more options and settings for your virtual machine.
We will use the Typical mode for this example. Click Next to continue.
Select the source for installing the guest operating system on your virtual machine. You can choose from these options:
(#message) Continue writing the article. [user](#message Installer disc: Use this option if you have a physical CD or DVD that contains the installation files for the guest operating system. You need to insert the disc into your PC's optical drive and select the drive letter from the drop-down menu.
Installer disc image file (iso): Use this option if you have an ISO image file that contains the installation files for the guest operating system. You need to browse to the location of the ISO file on your PC and select it.
I will install the operating system later: Use this option if you want to create a blank virtual machine and install the guest operating system later. You need to specify the operating system type and version later.
For this example, we will use the Installer disc image file option and select an ISO file for Windows 10. Click Next to continue.
Select the guest operating system type and version that matches the source that you selected in the previous step. VMware Workstation Pro will automatically detect the operating system type and version from the ISO file, but you can change it if needed. Click Next to continue.
Enter a name and a location for your virtual machine. The name will be displayed on the VMware Workstation Pro interface and the location will be the folder where the virtual machine files will be stored on your PC. You can use the default values or change them as you wish. Click Next to continue.
Specify the disk capacity and the disk file type for your virtual machine. The disk capacity is the maximum amount of space that your virtual machine can use on your PC's hard drive. The disk file type is how your virtual machine's disk is stored on your PC. You can choose between two types: Single file or Split into multiple files. The Single file type creates one large file that contains all the data for your virtual machine. The Split into multiple files type creates several smaller files that contain the data for your virtual machine. The Split into multiple files type may improve performance and compatibility, but it may also consume more disk space. You can use the default values or change them as you wish. Click Next to continue.
Review the settings and options for your virtual machine. You can change any of them by clicking on Customize Hardware or clicking Back to go to the previous steps. You can also select whether you want to power on the virtual machine after creation or not. Click Finish to create your virtual machine.
Configuring the virtual machine settings and hardware
After you create your virtual machine, you can configure its settings and hardware according to your needs and preferences. You can access the settings and hardware of your virtual machine by selecting it on the VMware Workstation Pro interface and clicking on Edit virtual machine settings or by right-clicking on it and selecting Settings.
You will see a window that shows all the settings and hardware components of your virtual machine, such as memory, processor, network adapter, display, sound card, etc. You can modify any of them by selecting them and changing their values or options on the right panel. You can also add or remove hardware components by clicking on Add or Remove.
Some of the settings and hardware components that you may want to configure are:
Memory: This is how much RAM your virtual machine can use on your PC. You can increase or decrease it according to your needs and available resources.
Processor: This is how many CPU cores your virtual machine can use on your PC. You can increase or decrease it according to your needs and available resources.
Network Adapter: This is how your virtual machine connects to a network or the internet. You can choose between different network connection types, such as NAT (Network Address Translation), Bridged, Host-only, Custom, etc. NAT is the default type that allows your virtual machine to share your PC's IP address and access external networks. Bridged is a type that allows your virtual machine to have its own IP address and appear as a separate device on your network. Host-only is a type that allows your virtual machine to communicate only with other virtual machines on your PC. Custom is a type that allows you to create a custom network configuration for your virtual machine.
Display: This is how your virtual machine displays graphics on your PC's monitor. You can adjust settings such as resolution, color depth, acceleration, etc.
Sound Card: This is how your virtual machine plays sound on your PC's speakers or headphones. You can enable or disable sound, choose a sound card model, etc.
You can also configure other settings and hardware components, such as CD/DVD drive, USB controller, printer, keyboard, mouse, etc., according to your needs and preferences.
Powering on and off the virtual machine and using the console
To power on your virtual machine, you need to select it on the VMware Workstation Pro interface and click on the Power on this virtual machine button or right-click on it and select Power On. You will see a window that shows the console of your virtual machine, where you can interact with the guest operating system and its applications. To power off your virtual machine, you need to select it on the VMware Workstation Pro interface and click on the Power off this virtual machine button or right-click on it and select Power Off. You can also use the guest operating system's shutdown or restart commands to power off or restart your virtual machine. You can also use other power options for your virtual machine, such as Su