VMware Announces New Release of Award-Winning Desktop Virtualization Software

Posted by dave on Apr 5, 2004 5:29 AM EDT
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New features include:
  • PXE provisioning of virtual machines. Use pre-boot execution environment (PXE) to boot and install operating systems into new virtual machines over an enterprise network. Provisioning virtual machines is now easier than ever.
  • Integration with Windows Performance Monitor. Track virtual machine performance through the Windows performance monitor counters.
  • Support for the latest operating systems. Support for Windows "Longhorn" guests and improved support for guests using Linux kernels in the 2.6 series.
  • Increased memory capacity. Users can create individual virtual machines with up to 3.6GB of memory and use up to 4GB of memory for all running virtual machines. 3.6GB per virtual machine supports the use of server-class OSes in a virtual machine.
  • Plug and Play USB devices. USB devices connected to the host are seamlessly available to virtual machines. Automatic check for product updates. VMware Workstation can be configured to check automatically for available product updates.

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