If the host system has multiple monitors, you can run a different virtual machine on each monitor.

Verify that the latest version of VMware Tools is installed in the guest operating system.


Open a second Workstation window.



Open a new Workstation window from Workstation

Select File > New Window. On Linux hosts, the windows operate in a single Workstation process.

(Linux hosts only) Run a separate Workstation process in a different X server

Use the vmware command with the -W flag, for example, vmware -W &.


Start one or more virtual machines in each Workstation window.


Drag each Workstation window to the monitor on which you want to use it.

If a virtual machine is running in one Workstation window and you want to run that virtual machine in another Workstation window, you must close the virtual machine in the first window before you attempt to open it in the other window.


To switch mouse and keyboard input from the virtual machine on the first monitor to the virtual machine on the second monitor, move the mouse pointer from one screen to the other screen and click inside the second monitor.