Vmware Workstation 15 Pro – whats new

For a recent project I needed to provide access to a vmware virtual machine image and the tool of choice was VMWare workstation pro. If you haven’t used it – the product enables you to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

VMware Workstation 15.5 Pro is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 15 Pro users. It includes the following updates:

  • Support for new guest operating systems:
    • Windows 10 19H2
    • Debian 10.0/10.1
    • Debian 9.11
    • Oracle Linux 8.0
    • SLE 15 SP1
    • FreeBSD 12.0
    • PhotonOS 3.0
  • Jumbo frame support: Virtual networks can now be configured with MTU size of up to 9000 bytes.
  • Preserve Network Configuration: Network settings are now preserved after upgrades. You can also import and export your network configurations.
  • Multiple display shortcut key: You can now quickly adjust the VM display layout with a new keyboard shortcut.
  • PVSCI device support: PVSCSI adapter is now officially supported by Workstation, which enhances the compatibility for VMs migration between Workstation and vSphere.
  • Open VM Tools is the default VMware Tools for applicable Linux virtual machine: