VMware Player 7.1.4 and VMware Player Pro 7.1.4 Release Notes

VMware Player 7.1.4 | 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 Player

VMware Player is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. VMware Player provides a simple user interface, unmatched operating system support, and portability.

For more information, see the VMware Player documentation.

What's New

VMware Player 7.1.4 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Player 7 users.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Player are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Player 7, click the following links:

Known Issues

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

  • VMware Player fails to launch when you install it on a non-default path
    Launching an instance of Player (either standalone or bundled in VMware Workstation) that is installed on a path other than the default path fails with the following error message. SSLLoadSharedLibraries: Failed to load OpenSSL libraries. libdir is /usr/lib/vmware.
    Workaround: Use the default path when you install Player.

Resolved Issues

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

  • 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.