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List of all VMware products and features [A-Z full detailed List]

Want to know what all are the products and features are developed by VMware which you can use? Here you can see all VMware products and features. Check the full list here in this article.

VMware products and features

VMware produces the softwares and services which are related to the virtualization and cloud computing. The following are the all products which are produced by the VMware, Inc. The list consist of both no cost products and the paid products.

  1. AirWatch
  2. App Volumes
  3. Content Collaboration Bundle
  4. Fusion for Mac
  5. Horizon 7
  6. Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktop Disaster Recovery
  7. Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktops and Apps
  8. Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode
  9. Horizon Flex
  10. Hyper-Converged Software
  11. Identity Manager
  12. Mirage
  13. NSX
  14. NSX for Horizon
  15. Pivotal App Suite
  16. Pivotal GemFire
  17. Pivotal RabbitMQ
  18. Pivotal tc Server
  19. Site Recovery Manager
  20. Software Manager
  21. ThinApp
  22. TrustPoint
  23. User Environment Manager
  24. vCenter Converter
  25. vCenter Server
  26. vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  27. vCloud Director
  28. vCloud Suite
  29. Virtual SAN
  30. Virtual SAN for Horizon
  31. Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
  32. VMware Cloud Foundation
  33. VMware Integrated OpenStack
  34. VMware Workstation Unlocker
  35. vRealize Automation
  36. vRealize Business Enterprise
  37. vRealize Business for Cloud
  38. vRealize Code Stream
  39. vRealize Hyperic
  40. vRealize Log Insight
  41. vRealize Network Insight
  42. vRealize Operations
  43. vRealize Operations for Horizon
  44. vRealize Orchestrator
  45. vRealize Suite
  46. vSphere
  47. vSphere Hypervisor
  48. vSphere with Operations Management
  49. Workspace ONE
  50. Workstation for Linux
  51. Workstation for Windows

The above also contains non-cloud related softwares made by them for other use. You may have used some of them already but if you have not used them then you can try the ones which will help you to improve your everyday life. Have we missed any VMware product? If yes, then tell as what we have missed and so we can include them here.

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VMworld 2021: 8 Biggest VMware Product Launches


VMware’s Biggest News From VMworld 2021

VMware unveiled a slew of new products at VMworld 2021 today including new Tanzu, ransomware protection, multi-cloud services and joint Dell Technologies offerings.

For the second year in a row, VMware’s flagship annual conference VMworld was virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. However, that didn’t stop thousands of customers, channel partners and IT experts from attending virtually today to hear from CEO Raghu Raghuram and other VMware’s top executives about the new products being launched.

“The way I and Raghu think about the future of VMware is mirroring what we have done in the past, but in the future world of multi-cloud,” said VMware’s President Sumit Dhawan in an interview with CRN. “VMware has become this trusted foundation for our customers, for their private cloud and their mobility. … Now, customers are looking at VMware to extend that foundation to the world of public cloud and modern apps. That’s what our focus is.”

CRN breaks down the eight most important VMware product launches from VMworld 2021 today as well as a glimpse into some future VMware projects.



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TechnologyProductsDescriptionDesktop HypervisorFusion Pro

Fusion Player

Workstation Pro

Workstation PlayerDesktop Hypervisor products from VMware provide IT pros, developers and businesses alike with a powerful local virtualization sandbox to build, run or support apps of any kind. (Can install on local laptop/Desktop)Compute VirtualizationvSphere / ESXi

vCenter ServervSphere – ESXi Hypervisor gets installed on bare metal server to virtualize compute.
vCenter – Centralized platform for controlling your vSphere environments, features like HA, DRS etc.Storage & AvailabilityvSAN

VMware Site Recovery

Site Recovery Manager

Virtual Volumes (vVols)vSAN – vSAN is enterprise-class, storage virtualization software that, when combined with vSphere, allows you to manage compute and storage with a single platform.
VMware Site Recovery – Protect your workloads both on-premises and on VMware Cloud on AWS, with on-demand Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (Datrium)
Site Recovery Manager – Site Recovery Manager is an industry-leading disaster recovery (DR) software that delivers automated orchestration of failover and fail-back to minimize downtime.
Virtual Volumes (vVols) – vVols is an integration and management framework that virtualizes SAN/NAS arrays, enabling a more efficient operational model that is optimized for virtualized environments and centered on the application instead of the infrastructure.Virtual Cloud NetworkingNSX Cloud

NSX Data Center

NSX Advanced Load Balancer

vRealize Network Insight

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloudNSX Cloud – Deliver consistent networking and security for your applications running natively in public clouds with NSX Cloud.
NSX Data Center – VMware NSX Data Center delivers a complete L2-L7 networking and security virtualization platform — providing the ability to manage the entire network as a single entry from a single pane of glass.
NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) – VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) provides multi-cloud load balancing, web application firewall, application analytics and container ingress services across on-premises data centers and any cloud.
vRealize Network Insight – VMware vRealize Network Insight helps you build an optimized, highly-available, and secure network infrastructure across your Virtual Cloud Network, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments including NSX, VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud, vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Kubernetes deployments.
VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud – VMware SD-WAN enables you to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud datacenters and applications.EUC(Desktop & App Virtualization)
Horizon / App Volumes (Cloud Apps) / ThinApp

Horizon Apps

Horizon Cloud

(Digital Workspace)
Workspace ONE / Air WatchDesktop and app virtualization – publishes end user desktops and applications in a datacenter that is on-premises or in the cloud and renders it on endpoint devices. Enable end users to securely access corporate resources and work anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Digital Workspace – Simply and securely deliver and manage any app on any device with VMware Workspace ONE, an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform. Workspace ONE integrates access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management into a single platformIntrinsic SecurityAppDefense

SecureState CloudHealth

VMware Carbon Black CloudAppDefense – Endpoint security to protect any applications running in virtualized environments.
SecureState CloudHealth – Unified security monitoring approach for AWS, Azure, and Google Clouds. Add on is available for VMware data center monitoring as well.
VMware Carbon Black Cloud – Provides next-generation anti-virus (NGAV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), advanced threat hunting, and vulnerability management within a single console.
NSX Distributed IDS/IPS, NSX Intelligence, Service-Defined Firewall are also part of securityCloud ManagementvRealize Suite

vCloud Suite

VMware Integrated OpenStackvRealize Suite – VMware vRealize Suite is a multi-cloud management solution. It integrates VMware products that together provide a modern platform for infrastructure automation, operations, log analytics, and lifecycle management on-premises. (Includes – vRealize Operations, LogInsight, Lifecycle Manager, AI & Automation)
vCloud Suite – vRealize Suite + vSphere
VMware Integrated OpenStack – is a VMware supported OpenStack distribution that makes it easy to run an enterprise grade OpenStack cloud on top of VMware virtualization technologies.Hyperconverged Infrastructure & Private-Hybrid CloudVMware Cloud Foundation

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

VMware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director Availability

VMware HCX

VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts

(VMware on Public Cloud)
Azure VMware Solutions
Google VMware Engine
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution …VMware Cloud Foundation – is the hybrid cloud platform for managing VMs and orchestrating containers, built on full-stack hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology.
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC – is a fully managed hybrid cloud service that combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure.
VMware Cloud Director – is a leading cloud service-delivery platform used by some of the world’s most popular cloud providers to operate and manage successful cloud-service businesses.
VMware Cloud Director Availability – is a powerful solution built to offer simple, secure, and cost-effective onboarding, migration, and disaster recovery services “to” or “between” multi-tenant VMware clouds.
VMware HCX – is an application mobility platform designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing and business continuity across datacenters and clouds. Note: This product was formerly known as Hybrid Cloud Extension and NSX Hybrid Connect.
VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts – delivers a fully managed VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) running on AWS Outposts infrastructure on premises
VMware on Public Cloud (VMC on AWS, Azure VMware Solutions, Google VMware Engine, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution etc.) – This Solutions brings VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center software to the public cloud, and enables customers to run production applications across VMware vSphere®-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, with optimized access to native cloud services.Tanzu (App Modernization)Tanzu Mission Control

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid

Tanzu Application Catalog

Tanzu Application Service

Tanzu Observability by Wavefront

Tanzu Service MeshBuild new cloud-native apps, modernize existing apps, and operate infrastructure that serves them all across any cloud.
Tanzu Mission Control – Single point of control to provision and apply policies to all of your Kubernetes across clouds.
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid – Ubiquitous Kubernetes runtime embedded in vSphere and operable across public clouds and edge.
Tanzu Application Catalog – Curated and customized catalog of apps and components available in your private repository.
Tanzu Application Service – Application runtime optimized for Spring and Spring Boot with turnkey microservices, operations, and security.
Tanzu Service Mesh – Enterprise-class service mesh technology to connect and protect your microservices on multi-cluster Kubernetes
Tanzu Observability by Wavefront – Enterprise observability that delivers metrics and insights from infrastructure to apps.
*Pivotal tc Server, Pivotal App Suite & Pivotal RabbitMQ are part of app modernizationTelco Cloud Telco Cloud Infrastructure

Telco Cloud Operations

Uhana by VMware

VMware Integrated OpenStack Carrier Edition

Telco Cloud Automation

Telco Cloud PlatformTelco Cloud Infrastructure – Multi-tenant platform with compute, storage, networking, management, and operations capabilities. Create and scale virtual network functions based on real-time demand with a software-defined network infrastructure.
Telco Cloud Operations – Automated service assurance for physical and virtual network management.
Uhana by VMware – AI-based RAN analytics for mobile network operators
VMware Integrated OpenStack Carrier Edition – Carrier-grade OpenStack solution with the fastest path to a fully operational environment
Telco Cloud Automation – Orchestrate and automate the management of any network function and service cross any network and any cloud
Telco Cloud Platform – Deploy network functions, anytime, anywhere in your 5G networks without disruption.ConverterVMware vCenter ConvertervCenter Converter – Software that transforms Windows- and Linux-based physical machines into virtual machines.Emerging TechnologiesBig Data

High Performance Computing

VMware BlockchainVMware vSphere Big Data – vApp to deploy and manage the Hadoop clusters for big data analytics in VMware Infrastructure.
High Performance Computing – Capture the benefits of virtualization for HPC workloads while delivering performance that is comparable to bare-metal.
VMware Blockchain – is the digital foundation that helps you run business-critical, multi-party applications.
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VMware Story – By Sanjay Poonen


For the 20th 1980s/mainframe software company see VM Software (company)

Company that makes virtualization software; publicly traded subsidiary of Dell


Traded as

FoundedFebruary 10, 1998; 23 years ago (1998-02-10)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
FounderMendel Rosenblum
Diane Greene
Scott Devine
Ellen Wang
Edouard Bugnion[1]
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California, U.S.

Key people

Michael Dell (Chairman)
Raghu Raghuram (CEO)[2]
ServicesVirtualization software, SaaS, Cloud
RevenueIncreaseUS$11.767 billion (2021)[3]

Operating income

Increase US$2.388 billion (2021)[3]

Net income

Increase US$2.05 billion (2021)[3]
Total assetsIncrease US$29.016 billion (2021)[3]
Total equityIncrease US$9.051 billion (2021)[2]
OwnerDell Technologies (80.8% economic; 97.5% voting)[4]

Number of employees

31,000 (2020)[5]

VMware, Inc. is an American cloud computing and virtualization technology company headquartered in California.[6] VMware was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture.[7]

VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS, while its enterprise softwarehypervisor for servers, VMware ESXi, is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.[8]


Original logo from 1998-2009.

In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Ellen Wang and Edouard Bugnion.[9] Greene and Rosenblum were both graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley.[10] Edouard Bugnion remained the chief architect and CTO of VMware until 2005,[11] and went on to found Nuova Systems (now part of Cisco). For the first year, VMware operated in stealth mode, with roughly 20 employees by the end of 1998. The company was launched officially early in the second year, in February 1999, at the DEMO Conference organized by Chris Shipley.[12] The first product, VMware Workstation, was delivered in May 1999, and the company entered the server market in 2001 with VMware GSX Server (hosted) and VMware ESX Server (hostless).[12][13]

In 2003, VMware launched VMware Virtual Center, vMotion, and Virtual SMP technology. 64-bit support was introduced in 2004.

On January 9, 2004, under the terms of the definitive agreement announced on December 15, 2003, EMC (now Dell EMC) acquired the company with $625 million in cash.[14][15] On August 14, 2007, EMC sold 15% of VMware to the public via an initial public offering. Shares were priced at US$29 per share and closed the day at US$51.[16][17]

On July 8, 2008, after disappointing financial performance, the board of directors fired VMware co-founder, president and CEO Diane Greene, who was replaced by Paul Maritz, a retired 14-year Microsoft veteran who was heading EMC's cloud computing business unit.[18] Greene had been CEO since the company's founding, ten years earlier.[19] On September 10, 2008, Mendel Rosenblum, the company's co-founder, chief scientist, and the husband of Diane Greene, resigned.[20]

The entrance to the VMware headquarters at 3401 Hillview Avenue in Palo Alto, California

On September 16, 2008, VMware announced a collaboration with Cisco Systems.[21] One result was the Cisco Nexus 1000V, a distributed virtual software switch, an integrated option in the VMware infrastructure.[22]

In April 2011, EMC transferred control of the Mozy backup service to VMware.[23]

On April 12, 2011, VMware released an open-source platform-as-a-service system called Cloud Foundry, as well as a hosted version of the service. This supported application deployment for Java, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Node.js, and Scala, as well as database support for MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Postgres, RabbitMQ.[24][25]

In August 2012, Pat Gelsinger was appointed as the new CEO of VMware, coming over from EMC. Paul Maritz went over to EMC as Head of Strategy before moving on to lead the Pivotal spin-off.[26]

In March 2013, VMware announced the corporate spin-off of Pivotal Software, with General Electric making an investment in the company. All of VMware's application- and developer-oriented products, including Spring, tc Server, Cloud Foundry, RabbitMQ, GemFire, and SQLFire were transferred to this organization.[27]

In May 2013, VMware launched its own IaaS service, vCloud Hybrid Service, at its new Palo Alto headquarters (vCloud Hybrid Service was rebranded vCloud Air and subsequently sold to cloud provider OVH), announcing an early access program in a Las Vegas data center. The service is designed to function as an extension of its customer's existing vSphere installations, with full compatibility with existing virtual machines virtualized with VMware software and tightly integrated networking. The service is based on vCloud Director 5.1/vSphere 5.1.[28]

In September 2013, at VMworld San Francisco, VMware announced the general availability of vCloud Hybrid Service and expansion to Sterling, Virginia, Santa Clara, California, Dallas, Texas, and a service beta in the UK. It announced the acquisition Desktone in October 2013.[29]

In January 2016, in anticipation of Dell's acquisition of EMC, VMware announced a restructuring to reduce about 800 positions, and some executives resigned.[30][31][32][33][34] The entire development team behind VMware Workstation and Fusion was disbanded and all US developers were immediately fired.[30][31][32][34] On April 24, 2016, maintenance release 12.1.1 was released. On September 8, 2016, VMware announced the release of Workstation 12.5 and Fusion 8.5 as a free upgrade supporting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.[35]

In April 2016, VMware president and COO Carl Eschenbach left VMware to join Sequoia Capital, and Martin Casado, VMware's general manager for its Networking and Security business, left to join Andreessen Horowitz. Analysts commented that the cultures at Dell and EMC, and at EMC and VMware, are different, and said that they had heard that impending corporate cultural collisions and potentially radical product overlap pruning, would cause many EMC and VMware personnel to leave;[36] VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, following rumors, categorically denied that he would leave.[37][33]

In August 2016 VMware introduced the VMware Cloud Provider website.[38] New branch role is funneling cloud-related information as central source of cloud provider technology content. Thanks to a “services first” approach, cloud providers can find differentiated and monetizable services they can deliver leveraging VMware's platform. Now the latest case studies, demos, blogs, and architecture toolkits of VMware are available in one place.

Mozy was transferred to Dell in 2016 after the merger of Dell and EMC.[39]

In April 2017, according to Glassdoor, VMware was ranked 3rd on the list of highest paying companies in the United States.[40]

In Q2 2017, VMware sold vCloud Air to French cloud service provider OVH.[41]

In August 2017, VMware and Amazon Web Services jointly announced the launch of VMware Cloud on AWS, a SaaS service delivering a vSphere compatible cloud in an AWS datacentre. VMware has since returned to the “hybrid cloud” naming convention to describe this use of consistent platform across on-prem and public clouds.[citation needed]

Conceptually similar services, but not managed directly by VMware, have since been hosted in Azure (Azure VMware Solution) and GCP (Google Cloud VMware Engine).

On January 13, 2021, VMware announced that CEO Pat Gelsinger would be leaving to step in at Intel.[42] Intel is where Gelsinger spent 30 years of his career and was Intel's first Chief Technology Officer. Gelsinger will join the VMware Board of Directors once he steps down as CEO. Zane Rowe, current CFO, will be the interim CEO while the board searches for a replacement.

On April 15, 2021, Dell is reported to spin out remaining of its VMware stakes to shareholders and the two companies will continue to operate without major changes for at least five years.[43]

On May 12, 2021, VMware announced that [[Raghu Raghuram]] would take over as CEO, from Zane Rowe who has been CEO in an acting capacity.


Announcement Date Company Description References
October 2005Asset Optimization Group Specialized in capacity planning. [44]
June 2006Akimbi Systems Specialized in lab management. [45]
April 2007Propero London-based VDI solution provider. [46]
September 2007Dunes Technologies VMware acquired the Switzerland-based company for an undisclosed sum. [47][48]
October 2007 Sciant VMware acquired the Bulgaria-based outsourcing company for an undisclosed sum.
July 2008B-hive Networks VMware acquired the Israel-based start-up for an undisclosed sum. Following the acquisition VMware opened an R&D center in Israel, based initially on B-Hive's facilities and team in Israel. [49]
October 2008Trango Virtual ProcessorsWas a Grenoble-based ARM hypervisor developer. [50][51]
October 2008Blue Lane TechnologiesVirtual firewall. Was integrated into vCloud networking but ultimately replaced by the much broader NSX virtual networking capabilities. [52]
November 26, 2008Tungsten Graphics Core expertise in 3D graphics driver development. [53]
August 10, 2009SpringSourceInventors of Spring Java open source, the most popular enterprise Java app framework for building web apps and microservices. The acquisition expanded VMware's education services to include SpringSource University and its authorized training partners such as Spring People in India. Spring became part of the Pivotal Software spin-out, spin-in. [54][55]
January 12, 2010Zimbra (software) Open source email system looking to challenge Exchange et al. Acquired from Yahoo and (later sold in July 2013 to Telligent Systems). [56]
May 6, 2010GemStone SystemsA highly scalable, distributed in-memory database. Included in the Pivotal spin-out and ultimately open sourced as Apache Geode. [57]
Jan 2011 NeoAccel Inc Incorporated into NSX. [58]
April 26, 2011SlideRocketA startup which developed a SaaS application for building business presentations that are stored online. Through a Web-based interface, users can handle all parts of the process, from designing slides and compiling content, to reviewing documents and publishing and delivering them. VMware subsequently sold SlideRocket to ClearSlide on March 5, 2013. [59][60]
May 31, 2011 Socialcast "Like Facebook, but private and for your own employees". Enterprise Social Networking and Collaboration. [61][62]
August 2011PacketMotion User Activity Monitoring startup. Its PacketSentry product was planned to be incorporated into VMware vCloud Networking and Security but then it was discontinued by the end of 2012. [63][64]
May 22, 2012Wanova[65]
July 2, 2012DynamicOpsA cloud management system originally spun out of Goldman Sachs. Very similar in capability to vRealize Ops and ultimately incorporated into it. [66][67]
July 23, 2012NiciraSoftware for network virtualization, rebranded as VMware NSX. Acquired for $1.2 billion. Nicira was founded in 2007 by Martin Casado, Nick McKeown and Scott Shenker. [68][69][70][71]
February 11, 2013Virsto[72][73][74]
October 15, 2013Desktone Desktop-as-a-service provider [75][76]
January 22, 2014AirWatch and Wandering WiFiSystem for managing the security, audit and configuration of mobile devices in enterprises. Acquired for US$1.54 billion. [77][78][79]
March 6, 2014ThirdSky ITIL/ITSM Consulting. [80]
August 20, 2014CloudVolumes (formerly SnapVolumes) Accelerated virtual desktops [81][82]
October 29, 2014Continuent Database clustering and replication software [83]
October 2014 MomentumSI Austin, TX based professional services firm specializing in cloud migration and DevOps expertise [84][85]
June 13, 2016 Arkin Net vRealize Network Insight - Discover, Optimize and Troubleshoot App Security and Network Connectivity [86][87][88]
April 12, 2017 Wavefront Cloud-based metrics and monitoring (now VMware Tanzu Wavefront Observability) [89][90][91]
May 15, 2017 Apteligent Mobile application performance and engagement insights. [92]
December 12, 2017 VeloCloud Networks Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN). [93]
February 18, 2018 CloudCoreo Cloud configuration-management [94]
February 22, 2018 CloudVelox Hybrid cloud automation and orchestration software to accelerate application workload mobility, recovery, cloning and optimization between data centers and public clouds [95]
March 28, 2018 E8 Security Software for protecting employee devices from online threats. [96]
May 14, 2018 Bracket ComputingSecurity virtualization technology. [97]
August 27, 2018 CloudHealth TechnologiesCloud cost, usage, security, and governance management platform. [98]
Nov 6, 2018 Heptio Kubernetes Software and Services. [99]
February 2019 Aetherpal Remote support capabilities for the Workspace ONE platform. [100]
May 15, 2019 BitRock Cross platform installer creation tool. [101][102]
July 2019 Avi NetworksCloud application services, including Load Balancer, WAF, and Service Mesh. [103]
July 18, 2019 Bitfusion High-performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning. [104]
August 20, 2019 Intrinsic New generation application and serverless security. [105]
October 8, 2019 Carbon BlackCloud-native endpoint security software that is designed to detect malicious behavior and to help prevent malicious files from attacking an organization. [106]
December 30, 2019 Pivotal SoftwareCloud-native platform provider of digital transformation technology and services. [107]
July 31, 2020 LastlineCyber security and breach detection platform provider. [108]
September 29, 2020 SaltStackAutomation and configuration management software. [109][110]


In March 2015, the Software Freedom Conservancy announced it was funding litigation by Christoph Hellwig in Hamburg, Germany against VMware for alleged violation of his copyrights in its ESXi product.[111] Hellwig's core claim is that ESXi is a derivative work of the GPLv2-licensed Linux kernel 2.4, and therefore VMware is not in compliance with GPLv2 because it does not publish the source code to ESXi.[112] VMware publicly stated that ESXi is not a derivative of the Linux kernel, refuting Hellwig's core claim. VMware said it offered a way to use Linux device drivers with ESXi, and that code does use some Linux GPLv2-licensed code and so it had published the source, meeting GPLv2 requirements.[113]

The lawsuit was dismissed by the court in July 2016[114] and Hellwig announced he would file an appeal.[115] The appeal was decided February 2019 and again dismissed by German court, on the basis of not meeting "procedural requirements for the burden of proof of the plaintiff."[116][117]

Current products[edit]

VMware's most notable products are its hypervisors. VMware became well known for its first type 2 hypervisor known as GSX. This product has since evolved into two hypervisor product lines: VMware's type 1 hypervisors running directly on hardware and their hosted type 2 hypervisors.

VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.[118] VMware software virtualizes the hardware for a video adapter, a network adapter, and hard disk adapters. The host provides pass-through drivers for guest USB, serial, and parallel devices. In this way, VMware virtual machines become highly portable between computers, because every host looks nearly identical to the guest. In practice, a system administrator can pause operations on a virtual machine guest, move or copy that guest to another physical computer, and there resume execution exactly at the point of suspension. Alternatively, for enterprise servers, a feature called vMotion allows the migration of operational guest virtual machines between similar but separate hardware hosts sharing the same storage[119] (or, with vMotion Storage, separate storage can be used, too). Each of these transitions is completely transparent to any users on the virtual machine at the time it is being migrated.

VMware Workstation, Server, and ESX take a more optimized path to run target operating systems on the host than that of emulators (such as Bochs) which simulate the function of each CPU instruction on the target machine one-by-one, or that of dynamic recompilation which compiles blocks of machine-instructions the first time they execute, and then uses the translated code directly when the code runs subsequently (Microsoft Virtual PC for macOS takes this approach). VMware software does not emulate an instruction set for different hardware not physically present. This significantly boosts performance but can cause problems when moving virtual machine guests between hardware hosts using different instruction sets (such as found in 64-bit Intel and AMD CPUs), or between hardware hosts with a differing number of CPUs. Software that is CPU agnostic can usually survive such a transition, unless it is agnostic by forking at startup, in which case, the software or the guest OS must be stopped before moving it, then restarted after the move.

VMware's products predate the virtualization extensions to the x86 instruction set, and do not require virtualization-enabled processors. On newer processors, the hypervisor is now designed to take advantage of the extensions. However, unlike many other hypervisors, VMware still supports older processors. In such cases, it uses the CPU to run code directly whenever possible (as, for example, when running user-mode and virtual 8086 mode code on x86). When direct execution cannot operate, such as with kernel-level and real-mode code, VMware products use binary translation (BT) to re-write the code dynamically. The translated code gets stored in spare memory, typically at the end of the address space, which segmentation mechanisms can protect and make invisible. For these reasons, VMware operates dramatically faster than emulators, running at more than 80% of the speed that the virtual guest operating system would run directly on the same hardware. In one study VMware claims a slowdown over native ranging from 0–6 percent for the VMware ESX Server.[120]

VMware's approach avoids some of the difficulties of virtualization on x86-based platforms. Virtual machines may deal with offending instructions by replacing them, or by simply running kernel code in user mode. Replacing instructions runs the risk that the code may fail to find the expected content if it reads itself; one cannot protect code against reading while allowing normal execution, and replacing in place becomes complicated. Running the code unmodified in user mode will also fail, as most instructions which just read the machine state do not cause an exception and will betray the real state of the program, and certain instructions silently change behavior in user mode. One must always rewrite, performing a simulation of the current program counter in the original location when necessary and (notably) remapping hardware code breakpoints.

Although VMware virtual machines run in user mode, VMware Workstation itself requires the installation of various device drivers in the host operating system, notably to dynamically switch the Global Descriptor Table (GDT) and the Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT).

The VMware product line can also run different operating systems on a dual-boot system simultaneously by booting one partition natively while using the other as a guest within VMware Workstation.

Desktop software[edit]

  • VMware Workstation, introduced in 1999, was the first product launched by VMware. This software suite allows users to run multiple instances of x86 or x86-64 -compatible operating systems on a single physical personal computer. Workstation Pro version 15.5.1 was released in Nov 2019.
  • VMware Fusion provides similar functionality for users of the Intel Mac platform, along with full compatibility with virtual machines created by other VMware products.
  • VMware Workstation Player is freeware for non-commercial use, without requiring a license, and available for commercial use with permission. It is similar to VMware Workstation, with reduced functionality.

Server software[edit]

VMware ESXi,[121] an enterprise software product, can deliver greater performance than the freeware VMware Server, due to lower system computational overhead. VMware ESXi, as a "bare-metal" product, runs directly on the server hardware, allowing virtual servers to also use hardware more or less directly. In addition, VMware ESXi integrates into VMware vCenter, which offers extra services

Cloud management software[edit]

  • VMware vRealize Suite - a cloud management platform purpose-built for a hybrid cloud.
  • VMware Go is a web-based service to guide users of any expertise level through the installation and configuration of VMware vSphere Hypervisor.[122]
  • VMware Cloud Foundation - Cloud Foundation provides an easy way to deploy and operate a private cloud on an integrated SDDC system.
  • VMware Horizon View is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) product.

Application management[edit]

The VMware Workspace Portal was a self-service app store for workspace management.[123]

Storage and availability[edit]

VMware's storage and availability products are composed of two primary offerings:

Networking and security products[edit]

Other products[edit]

See also[edit]


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Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMWare Products Could Allow for Information Disclosure






Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Horizon Client for Windows that could result in information disclosure. VMware Workstation Pro is a hosted hypervisor that enables users to set up virtual machines (VMs) and use them simultaneously with the host machine. VMware Horizon is a desktop and app virtualization product. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive data.


There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.


  • Horizon Client for Windows versions prior to 5.5.2
  • VMware Workstation Pro version prior to 16.1.2


  • Large and medium government entities: HIGH
  • Small government entities: MEDIUM
  • Large and medium business entities: HIGH
  • Small business entities: MEDIUM
Home Users:


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Horizon Client for Windows that could result in information disclosure. These VMware products are prone to multiple security vulnerabilities due to multiple out-of-bounds read errors in the Cortado ThinPrint component. Specifically, these issues exists in the 'TTC' and 'JPEG2000' parsers. An attacker with normal access to a virtual machine or remote desktop can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information from the 'TPView' process running on the system. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive data.


We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • Apply appropriate updates provided by VMware to vulnerable systems immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Disable virtual printing on the client side.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from un-trusted sources.
  • Apply the Principle of Least Privilege to all systems and services.



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