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Differences: VMWARE Player, VMWARE Workstation and ESX Server




I Listed the differences between VMWARE player, VMWARE Workstation/server and VMWARE ESX Server. I have provided the information as well as i know. If anyone having questions, Please comments, Please correct me  if i missed something. 

VMWare Player
VMware Workstation & Server
VMware ESX Server
With VMware Player you can only run pre-created Virtual Machine, either you create it with VMware Workstation/Server or you download it from VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace 
You can create, Play, Modify Virtual Machines
You can create, Play, Modify Virtual Machines
You cannot create or modify a virtual Machine using VMPlayer. You can run only
You can create, modify any number virtual machines up to your need
You can create, modify monitor virtual machines using VSphere client
Its free of cost
Licensed
Licensed
Need to be installed on OS Desktops like Windows, Linux, MAC
Need to be installed on OS Desktops  like Windows, Linux, MAC
This will be installed as OS. Other Operating systems will be hosted here as virtual machine. VMware ESX server itself is an OS. On top of it, other OS like Windows Server, Linux will be installed
Desktop Use, for development, testing, QA Etc..
Desktop Use, for development, testing, QA Etc..
Used for production servers use
No extra features
Having features snapshots, screen recordings, cloning etc.
Having several features like physical to virtual convertor etc.
NA
CPU and Memory support up to the editions like Workstation or server
CPU and Memory support up to licensing. (Min 2 CPU's and 8GB RAM)



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