VMware has
made available for download VMware Workstation Pro v12.1 (formerly VMware
Workstation), the latest version of its dedicated virtualization solution for
IT professionals.
The software
allows you to use multiple operating systems on a single computer without
having to repartition the hard disk, thus decreasing the risk of data loss. It
supports creating and running virtual machines, converting a PC into virtual
machine, virtual machine management on remote servers and more.
VMware Workstation 12 PRO V12.1
The 12.1 release includes only bug fixes. One of
these bugs makes the Easy Install mode recognizes ISOs Windows 10 v1511 as
Windows Server 2012 R2.
Version 12.1
is a free update for all users of VMware Workstation Pro 12 / 12.0.1.
The trial version can be used free for a limited time and is available for download here.
Version 12,
which was released in August, brought news as full support for Windows 10 and
support for DirectX 10 on virtual machines, improving performance 3D
applications.
In addition,
it also brought support for IPv6 Network Address Translation (NAT IPv6) and
support for USB 3.0 in Windows 7 virtual machines.
During the Easy Install process, VMware Workstation
Pro misinterprets Windows 10 Version 1511 ISO images as Windows server 2012 R2
images
When
creating a new virtual machine, if you select a Windows 10 version 1511 ISO
file in the New Virtual Machine Wizard, the wizard says "Windows 10
detected. The operating system will use Easy Install". But in the next
step, the "Version of Windows to install" dialog box only displays
options for Windows Server 2012 R2.
The
Microsoft Excel application responds to input with a one-second delay
When you run
Microsoft Excel 2013 on a Windows 10 virtual machine, the application responds
to your input with a one-second delay.
Resuming a
virtual machine that was suspended with the vmware-kvm.exe command, causes the
desktop of the virtual machine to freeze
When you
start a virtual machine that was put into a suspended state with the
vmware-kvm.exe command, the virtual machine starts successfully in the background.
However, the desktop of the virtual machine does not respond to mouse or
keyboard operations.
When you
issue the vmrun command with the nogui option on VMware Workstation 12 Player,
which is bundled with Workstation 12 Pro, the command fails
On an
OpenSuse 13.2 host, dragging a virtual machine to a folder in the virtual
machine library fails
A UAS device
connected to a USB 3.0 port on a Windows 7 or later host might fail to
successfully connect to the guest
When a UAS
device is connected to a guest operating system and you turn the device off and
back on, the device does not successfully reconnect to the guest. In
Workstation Pro when you select VM > Removable Devices, the device is listed
as connected to the guest, but the device does not appear in Windows Explorer
within the guest.
A newly
added network adapter uses an unintended network device type, potentially
preventing the use of the network device

When you add
a network adapter on the Customize Hardware screen in the New Virtual Machine
Wizard, the extra network adapter does not use the same network device type as
the existing network adapter. Instead it uses the Vlance network device type,
which might prevent the guest operating system from using the network device.

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