VMware Player makes your VMware virtual machines accessible to colleagues, partners, customers, and clients who do not own VMware products.Note: Using VMware Player is subject to the VMware Player End User License terms, and no support (including Support and Subscription) is provided by VMware for VMware Player.Enhanced import capability of Workstation Improved import capability lets you open and import Microsoft Virtual PC and Virtual Server virtual machines, as well as Symantec Live State Recovery system images, directly into Workstation.In Workstation 5.5, the VMware Virtual Machine Importer, formerly available only as a standalone utility, is incorporated into the Workstation program for Windows hosts.When you upgrade to Workstation version 5.5, you no longer need the standalone VMware Virtual Machine Importer application to convert Microsoft Virtual PC and Virtual Server virtual machines, as well as Symantec Live State Recovery and Norton Ghost system images to a VMware virtual machine: you can open and convert virtual machines and system images directly from Workstation.You can import virtual machines and system images from the following versions of Microsoft Virtual PC, Virtual Server, Symantec Live State Recovery, and Norton Ghost: Enhanced user interface to let you customize Workstation toolbars to suit your work style on Windows hosts On Windows hosts, you can customize Workstation toolbars by adding and removing the power, view, and snapshot toolbars, and by adding, removing, and rearranging the buttons in those toolbars.
The Workspace tab also now includes a Check now button, so you can check for product updates manually at any time from Edit Preferences.
Enhanced command line interface helps you manage snapshots Workstation 5.5 enhances the command line interface (vmrun) so you can manage snapshots of virtual machines more easily.
With simple vmrun commands, you can now quickly create, delete, list, and go to specific snapshots.
This document covers the following topics: This release addresses a security vulnerability that has been discovered in Workstation.
Since this issue is serious, VMware recommends that you install the Workstation 5.5.1 update or disable NAT networking.