VMware heeft versie 7.1.2 van zijn virtualisatiesoftware Workstation uitgebracht. Met dit programma is het mogelijk om een of meer virtuele computers aan te maken, waarop een groot aantal verschillende besturingssystemen kunnen worden geïnstalleerd. Op die manier kunnen ze naast elkaar worden gebruikt, in tegenstelling tot een dualbootopstelling waarbij tussen het een of het ander moet worden gekozen. VMware Workstation is beschikbaar voor Windows en Linux en een licentie kost ongeveer 155 euro. Meer informatie over de mogelijkheden van dit pakket kunnen op deze pagina worden gevonden. Hieronder is te vinden welke veranderingen en verbeteringen allemaal in deze release zijn doorgevoerd:
What's NewVMware Workstation 7.1.2 is a maintenance release that includes new features, adds support for newly released operating systems, addresses customer reported problems, and resolves security as well as some known issues.
Installation, Upgrade, and Compatibility
- Added Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 support for Integrated Virtual Debugger´s live debugging mode.
- Many issues with running Windows 7 SP1 Beta, RHEL 6.0 Beta, and Fedora 13 in a virtual machine have been addressed. Each of these Operating System versions are still in development and have known issues, therefore they are not fully supported.
- NAT networking includes several performance improvements.
- VMware Workstation 7.1.2 has been tested with the new free standalone VMware vCenter Converter 4.3. VMware vCenter Converter can convert a single machine or an entire datacenter into virtual machines and it supports Windows 7. For more information on VMware vCenter Converter, see https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=converter.
- Easy Install now supports older versions of CentOS.
- Added Windows 2008R2 and Apache Server 2.2.15 support for ACE Management Server
- In some cases copying an index.html file into the same directory as the VMware Workstation 7.1.1 installer executable on Windows hosts might cause the VMware Workstation installer user interface to fail.
- On Linux hosts, if the screen saver becomes active during the VMware Workstation software update process, the update might fail.
- When downloading software updates via a slow Internet connection, you might receive a timeout error resulting in an unsuccessful download.
- To improve user experience when using Unity mode on Windows Vista and Windows 7 virtual machines, VMware Workstation disables Aero when entering Unity mode and re-enables it when you exit Unity mode. To override the disabling of Aero, open the vmx configuration file and add unity.allowCompositingInGuest="TRUE".
- Rebooting an Ubuntu 10.04 host after installing VMware Workstation, might cause the System Tools option under the Application menu to disappear.
- Attempting to power on a Windows 7 virtual machine named using non-ASCII characters on Ubuntu 10.04 hosts might cause display issues in the Unity Start menu.
- Enabling Aero on hosts with Intel Integrated Graphics processing unit might cause display issues in a virtual machine.
- On Windows hosts, you might experience some usability issues while attempting to interact with Fedora 13 virtual machine applications in Unity mode.
- On Fedora 13 virtual machines, dragging guest applications along the edges of the guest display might cause the mouse functions to become unresponsive.
- In some instances, virtual machines suspended in VMware Workstation 7.x might not resume in Workstation 6.0 or earlier versions.
- On Japanese version of Windows, using non-ASCII characters to name the host might cause the Start menu to not show in Unity mode.
- The DNS server information might not refresh when the virtual machine switches between multiple NICs, such as wired and wireless. Thus leading to a failure in looking up hosts with their DNS names when guest is using NAT.
- If your host system has three parallel ports you might not be able map these non-sequentially.
- On Ubuntu guests, the vmware-user component of VMware Tools might become unresponsive after Autologon is enabled on the guest and cause drag and drop or copy and paste operations to fail.
- USB devices with vendor ID 0x1366 might be identified as being manufactured by Asahi KASEI instead of SEGGER.
- Pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Enter keys on an ACE virtual machine running in kiosk mode might cause the keyboard to become unresponsive.
- PCI devices cannot be added back into encrypted ACE virtual machines if removed accidentally by non-ACE Administrators. To fix this issue, only ACE Administrators can add or remove PCI devices to ACE virtual machines after entering the Admin mode password.
- Dragon Medical 10.1 from Nuance might not run with more than one core on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit guests.
- On Windows 7 guests, you must run a New Hardware scan from the Device Manager menu for Logitech USB audio devices to be recognized. USB devices disconnected from the guest might still appear to be connected in the guest, and the guest might not allow you to reconnect them.
- On some Windows guests, the volume control keys and a few other multimedia keys might not work in a virtual machine.
- Error in NetBIOS forwarding in NAT leads to incorrect resolution of WINS name of the virtual machine.
- Recording or replaying some 3D applications with record/replay might cause memory allocation failures.
- On Linux hosts, launching a virtual machine application shortcut that includes either non-ASCII characters or a long path might not work on the first attempt.