VMware heeft versie 11.1.2 van zijn virtualisatiesoftware Workstation uitgebracht, een bugfix-release. Met dit programma is het mogelijk om een of meer virtuele computers aan te maken, waarop een groot aantal verschillende besturingssystemen kan worden geïnstalleerd. Op die manier kunnen ze naast elkaar worden gebruikt, in tegenstelling tot een dualbootopstelling, waarbij uit het ene of het andere moet worden gekozen. VMware Workstation is beschikbaar voor Windows en Linux, en een licentie kost net geen 200 euro. Meer informatie over de mogelijkheden van dit pakket kan op deze pagina worden gevonden. De releasenotes voor versie 11.1.2 kunnen hieronder worden gevonden.
- Two interface items on the Access Control screen used the same hot-key combination
In a virtual machine, on the Access Control screen, VM > Settings > Options > Access Control, the Encrypt button and the Require the user to change the encryption password when this virtual machine is moved or copied check box both used the same hot-key combination.
This issue is resolved. These two items now use different hot-key combinations.
- Attempting to suspend a Windows virtual machine with the Sensor Diagnostic Tool running caused the virtual machine to become unresponsive
When you attempted to suspend a Windows virtual machine while the Sensor Diagnostic Tool was running, the screen went black and provided no option to quit or power off the virtual machine.
- Using audio conferencing software on a Windows 8 guest operating system caused a severe echo during both video and audio calls
When you used audio conferencing software on a Windows 8 guest, participants using the built in speaker, as opposed to headphones, received a severe echo during both video and audio calls.
- On the Windows 95 guest operating system, the mouse cursor jumped
When you moved the mouse in a Windows 95 guest, the cursor sometimes jumped to the side.
This issue is resolved. The cursor moves smoothly in a Windows 95 guest now.
- Symbolic links created within a Windows guest operating system on a Linux host did not list files under subdirectories
When you created a symbolic link, such as with the mklink command, from the local disk to a shared folder in a Windows guest on a Linux host, files and subdirectories were not listed under the shared folder.
This is resolved in this release, but requires a workaround. For the symbolic link to work successfully, configure sharedFolderX.hostDefaultCase = "FALSE" in the .vmx file, where X is the number of the shared folder that is used for the target of the symbolic link command you use.
- Workstation did not display Regions in the VMware vCloud Air Subscription node
- Workstation could not automatically detect the Fedora 21 ISO when creating a new Fedora 21 virtual machine
You had to manually select the Fedora 21 guest operating system.
- Under specific conditions, when the alipaybsm.exe file was installed on the Workstation host, network service was disrupted
The alipaybsm.exe file is associated with the Alipay security control software developed by Alipay.com. A network service disturbance could occur when this EXE file was installed on the Workstation host.
- After connecting to vCloud Air from Workstation, no virtual machines were listed in the Workstation virtual machine library
After connecting to vCloud Air from Workstation, no virtual machines were listed in the Workstation virtual machine library.
- Using Easy Install for the Ubuntu 15.04 guest operating system with kernel 3.19.0-15-generic prevented you from enabling folder sharing
When you used Easy Install to install the Ubuntu 15.04 guest with kernel 3.19.0-15-generic, Open VMware Tools (open-vm-tools), which are installed automatically and do not include the Shared Folder feature, prevented you from enabling folder sharing, even when you installed VMware Tools by selecting VM > Reinstall VMware Tools.
This issue is resolved. Now, after you use Easy Install, you can install VMware Tools to enable folder sharing.
- Reverting to a snapshot failed following a specific set of steps
When you powered off a virtual machine, changed its virtual device node setting, and powered the machine back on, an attempt to then revert to a snapshot failed.
- A Windows 10 guest operating system running idly caused Workstation to crash
When you let a Windows 10 guest run idly for a couple of hours or more, Workstation sometimes crashed.
- Using the Easy Install option to install the Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu 15.04 guest operating system failed to install VMware Tools
- VMware Workstation 11.1.2 has been updated to OpenSSL library version openssl-1.0.1m. This OpenSSL library version addresses several OpenSSL security issues including CVE-2014-3571, CVE-2015-0206, CVE-2014-3569, CVE-2014-3572, CVE-2015-0204, CVE-2015-0205, CVE-2014-8275, and CVE-2014-3570.
- Users sometime cannot edit the permissions of a shared virtual machine
After adding a new virtual machine user to a shared virtual machine and saving the settings, users sometimes cannot update the permissions again.
Workaround: Uninstall Workstation by unchecking the VMware Workstation configuration check box on the Preserve Workstation configurations screen and install again.
- You cannot launch Workstation in-product Help on Windows 10 systems
Selecting Help > Help Topics in Workstation fails on Windows 10 systems.
Workaround: Access the online help by selecting Help > Online Document.
- When installing VMware Tools on a system with Fedora 20 in 32-bit mode, an error message sometimes occurs
The following error message might occur when running Fedora 20 in 32-bit mode, “no valid kernel headers found...”
Workaround: Before installing VMware Tools, make sure to install a special RPM called kernel-PAE-devel, available on the installation media..
- Using a USB headset with a Windows 8 or later guest operating system does not work
Because most USB headsets expect a USB 2.0 controller, whereas Windows 8 and later guest operating systems use a USB 3.0 controller by default, you cannot use USB headsets with Windows 8 or later guests.
Workaround: Change the USB controller of the guest from USB 3.0 to USB 2.0.
- Virtual machines that you upload to vCloud Air cannot access the Internet
You must use the VMware vCloud Air portal to configure outbound Internet connectivity.
Workaround: Follow the instructions in the Knowledge Base article Allowing outbound Internet connectivity to a virtual machine within VMware vCloud Air (2053464)