Each virtual machine created with VMware Workstation 
provides a platform that includes the following devices that your guest
operating system can see.

·  Processor

·  Chip


·  Memory

·  Graphics

·  IDE


·  Floppy

·  Serial
(COM) Ports

·  Parallel
(LPT) Ports

·  USB

·  Keyboard

·  Mouse
and Drawing Tablets

·  Ethernet

·  Sound

·  Virtual


·  Same processor as that on host computer

·  One virtual processor on a host with one or
more logical processors

·  Two virtual processors (two-way virtual
symmetric multiprocessing, or Virtual SMP) on a host with at least two logical

Note: The following are all considered to have
two logical processors:

·  A single-processor host with hyperthreading

·  A single-processor host with a dual-core CPU

·  A multiprocessor host with two CPUs, neither
of which are dual-core or have hyperthreading enabled

See Using
Two-Way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing (Experimental)

Chip Set

·  Intel 440BX-based motherboard

·  NS338 SIO

·  82093AA IOAPIC


·  PhoenixBIOS™ 4.0 Release 6 with VESA BIOS


·  Up to 3.6GB, depending on host memory

·  Maximum of 4GB total available for all
virtual machines


·  VGA and SVGA support

IDE Drives

·  Up to four devices — disks, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
(DVD drives can be used to read data DVD-ROM discs; DVD video is not supported)

·  Hard disks can be virtual disks or physical

·  IDE virtual disks up to 950GB

·  CD-ROM can be a physical device or an ISO
image file

SCSI Devices

·  Up to seven devices

·  SCSI virtual disks up to 950GB

·  Hard disks can be virtual disks or physical

·  Generic SCSI support allows devices to be
used without need for drivers in the host operating system. Works with
scanners, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, tape drives and other SCSI devices

·  LSI Logic� LSI53C10xx Ultra320 SCSI
I/O controller

·  Mylex� (BusLogic) BT-958
compatible host bus adapter (requires add-on driver from VMware for Windows XP
and Windows Server 2003)

Floppy Drives

·  Up to two 1.44MB floppy devices

·  Physical drives or floppy image files

Serial (COM) Ports

·  Up to four serial (COM) ports

·  Output to serial ports, Windows or Linux
files, or named pipes

Parallel (LPT) Ports

·  Up to three bidirectional parallel (LPT)

·  Output to parallel ports or host operating
system files

USB ports

·  Two-port USB 1.1 UHCI controller

·  Supports most devices including USB printers,
scanners, PDAs, hard disk drives, memory card readers and digital cameras, as
well as streaming devices such as webcams, speakers, and microphones.


·  104-key Windows 95/98 enhanced

Mouse and Drawing Tablets

·  PS/2 mouse

·  Serial tablets supported

Ethernet Card

·  Up to three virtual Ethernet cards

·  AMD PCnet-PCI II compatible

·  For 64-bit guests: Intel Pro/1000 MT Server
Adapter compatible


·  Sound output and input

·  Emulates Creative Labs Sound Blaster AudioPCI
(MIDI input, game controllers and joysticks
are not supported, except for USB devices)

Virtual Networking

·  Support for nine or more virtual Ethernet
switches, depending on the host operating system. Three switches are configured
by default for bridged, host-only, and NAT networking.

·  Support for most Ethernet-based protocols,
including TCP/IP, NetBEUI, Microsoft Networking, Samba, Novell Netware, and
Network File System.

·  Built-in NAT supports client software using
TCP/IP, FTP, DNS, HTTP, and Telnet, including VPN support for PPTP over NAT.