3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2019 2:08 PM by lhardwood

    VMWare Player vs VMWare Workstation - what's the difference?

    lhardwood Lurker

      I set up a laptop running Linux Mint and then download the VMWare Workstation Bundle.  I then had two programs in my menu - VMWare Player and VMWare Workstation.

       

      I went into VMWare Player (VM Workstation 15 Player) and created a Windows 10 virtual machine.  Fine - no problem.  After shutting down the virtual machine and then going back into VMWare Player, if I click on Open A Virtual Machine and then browse to the .vmx file in my home directory, nothing opens.

       

      If I go into VMWare Workstation (Workstation 15 Pro) and click on the virtual machine under My Computer, it starts normally and can be used.

       

      I'm sure the issue here is that I don't understand the difference between Player and Workstation, but I haven't been able to figure out on my own what that difference is.

       

      Thanks.