VMWare 6.0 Beta

VMWare have announced availability of VMWare 6.0 beta, well I’ve only just noticed.

  • Support for Windows Vista – Use Windows Vista as host operating system
  • Multiple monitor display – You can configure a VM to span multiple monitors, or multiple VMs to each display on separate monitors
  • Integrated Virtual Debugger – Workstation integrates with Visual Studio and Eclipse so you can deploy, run, and debug programs in a VM directly from your preferred IDE
  • Automation APIs (VIX API 2.0) – You can write scripts and programs to automate VM testing
  • Headless mode – You can run VMs in the background without the Workstation UI

More info at http://www.vmware.com/wsbeta

I’m very interested in the integrated virtual debugger, sounds like it would be great when testing and debugging on non-standard environments.  Headless mode also sounds cool when you just require SQL Server or a domain controller for testing purposes in the background.  Download for Windows is 167mb.


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