Updated OS Support
Workstation 16 supports the latest 2004 version of Windows 10, including Hyper-V mode compatibility for Device & Credential Guard and WSL, as well as supporting new releases of the most popular Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu and more.
Containers and Kubernetes Clusters
Workstation 16 Pro and Player both provide a new CLI for building and running OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters: ‘vctl.’ Supports thousands of pre-built container images, as well as building custom images from standard Dockerfiles.
Graphics Engine Enhancements for Windows and Linux
Workstation 16 now provides a DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 compliant virtual graphics device to Windows virtual machines, adding new compatibility for hundreds of apps and games. Linux hosts can now use Intel Integrated GPUs with our new Vulkan rendering engine, delivering DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 to VMs without needing more a powerful discrete GPU.
vSphere 7 Compatibility
Workstation has been updated with compatibility for vSphere 7, including virtual machine hardware and remote ESXi and vCenter Server connections
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Host Operating Systems:
Minimum Requirements to Run Container Runtime on workstation Windows Host Operating Systems:
Minimum Requirements to Dark Theme support on Workstation Windows Host Operating Systems:
For 3D Hardware Accelerated Graphics Support:
64-bit Host Operating System:
Guest Operating System
*With exception, the following CPUs are not supported:
In addition, the following CPUs are supported:
For a complete list of supported host and guest the operating systems visit the VMware Compatibility Guide.