Is it possible to run multiple VMS simultaneously in VMware Workstation Player 15

The documentations seems to suggest No. "VMware Workstation Player is an ideal utility for running a single virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC."

If not VMW Workstation what is the next best- VirtualBox?

  • It can be done, but perhaps it should not? I use qemu/kvm and certainly I can run more than 1 vm. However, each active VM consumes quite a bit of resources. The average desktop PC can run 1+ VM's, but will quickly become bogged down. – Charles Green Jun 25 at 1:06
  • If VMware is a must, use it. If not, I would suggest something like qemu. Or look at docker, if you do not require windows etc. – Dr_Bunsen Jun 26 at 9:47

Yes it is possible. Simply open the virtual machine from the vmware-workstation player interface. If you want to open another instance simply open a new instance of vmware-workstation player. I suggest the pro version though it will help you properly achieve what you want.

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