I'm in almost the same boat. I Archlinux host, WKS 12.0.1 and XP, W7 & W10 guest. The problem is that all the guest drivers, videos... must also be converted and I haven't found a way of doing it yet.
Any instructions on how?
Please bring back Linux Unity supports. Lacking this feature, we're forced to consider non-vmware products. Thanks.
I got WS 12 and after I realized unity was removed, I reinstall WS 11.
BTW if you have installed WS12 and want to go back to 11, you have to uninstall WS12 otherwise the WS11 installer does not complete.
Hope VMware change his decision.
This was one of the core features that I used. I guess I just wasted a lot of money to find out that I will be switching to a competitor's product...
If you "just bought" then you might be able to get a refund if you contact sales.
Alternatively, you can downgrade to version 11, which also requires sales to do so.
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Please bring the Unity View on Linux back. This is an important feature. Had to reinstall v11 instead. Will be contacting support via phone to make sure we are heard.
Please support your customers. Tank you,
This is clearly due to wrong statistics due to people disabling anonymous usage statistics, so there may be A LOT of users who really used this feature.
VMWare Team - PLEASE respond to our request to have this feature put back in the product! It is essential to our productivity. We must have this feature back. Please let us know you are listening to your users and you are receptive of our needs.
This thread is not going away. So please don't ignore it.
Wow this is just crazy, and no response from VMware?
I was going to say I use it all the time, but clearly not enough in the week I spent trialling Workstation 12 Pro before paying the upgrade fee.
Yes I disable anonymous stats, so VMware wouldn't know about how much I use it.
Here's a thought - perhaps most people using a Linux host are IT professionals and, consequently, know better than to have their network clogged up with "anonymous usage stats"?? And so it is that VMware's view of who uses what is skewed?
Well, for the record, I develop on Linux and use a Windows VM to run all the business/project management apps. I think this is quite a common set up, a Linux host makes most sense as it is most flexible when it comes to configuring things like local nameservers, SQL servers etc. Unity is just so useful for many development scenarios.
Yes is was a bit clunky and laggy at times, but it essentially worked well enough to use on a regular basis and was one of the draws to VMware.
I'm actively considering moving from a Linux host to a Windows host (with Linux guest) but that is riddled with minor niggles and annoyances, number 1 being Linux now runs nicely on RAID1 with LVM cache, meaning my VMs currently are backed on vey fast and very reliable storage.
VMware please, undo this ASAP!!!
I am also in the camp of "wow... I can't believe that VMWare has removed such a useful amazing feature".
I was stuck in the world of VMWare Workstation 10 which had limited (broken) VMWare Tools support and I had to hack the shared folder mounting from host OS, but generally, Unity worked out of the box. What was great about Xubuntu 15.04 is that the 3D and 2D acceleration also worked, and well.
VMWare, please let us know how you intend to fix these issues.
If it works for you but not for us... GIVE US GUIDES, clearly just hitting next and using as it would be assumed doesn't work.
Yes, I am going to miss Unity mode too.
I am considering VMware workstation because of the "shared device" option but I like Unity also. I want to share my smart card reader without removing from host. Is there a virtualization that supports both Unity type of feature and shared device?
Thanks in advance.
VMWare, please bring this feature back. It would also be nice if it was certified to work on Linux Mint.
I perform most of my development work in VMWare workstation using a Linux guest.
The only reason I don't use Unity - is that it does not work. So 'rarely used' ???
Please bring back Unity Mode for VMware Workstation 12 Pro.