VMware Workstation 11.1.4 Release Notes

VMware Workstation 11.1.4 | 12 MAY 2016 | Build 3848939

Last updated: 12 MAY 2016

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What's in the Release Notes

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About VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

You can replicate server, desktop, and tablet environments in a virtual machine and allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory and graphics memory to each virtual machine, whether the virtual machine resides on a personal PC or on a private enterprise cloud.

For more information, see the broader VMware Workstation documentation or specifically the VMware Workstation 11 Documentation Center.

What's New

VMware Workstation 11.1.4 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Workstation 11 users

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Workstation are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Workstation 11, click the following links:

Known Issues

The following issues might occur in this version of VMware Workstation.

  • After you install an Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit guest, the system becomes unresponsive
    When you install an Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit guest operating system, the system stops responding as the display switches to a black screen at the end of the installation process.
    Workaround: Restart the Ubuntu 16.04 32-bit guest from Workstation Console. The guest will then work normally.

Resolved Issues

The following issues were resolved in this version of VMware Workstation.

  • XWayland-based Gnome desktop sessions do not display text in the terminal window
    For an XWayland-based Gnome desktop session, if XWayland is built to use Glamor acceleration, then the XWayland clients do not render fonts. For example, the terminal window does not display text.

    This issue is resolved.
  • The Windows Server 2016 guest operating system fails to start when Hyper V is enabled on an AMD system

    This issue is resolved.
  • DNS names are not resolved in a Windows virtual machine running on an Ubuntu 16.04 host
    When you select a Network Address Translation (NAT) network for a Windows virtual machine running on an Ubuntu 16.04 host, Domain Name System (DNS) names are not properly resolved.

    This issue is resolved.