Learn more about VMware Desktop Hypervisor Products Subscription Model
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Learn more about VMware Desktop Hypervisor Products Subscription Model


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VMware Desktop Hypervisor


We are excited to announce important changes to our Desktop Hypervisor product’s licensing model and edition offerings. In response to evolving market demands and to better align with the needs of our users, we are transitioning from a perpetual license model to a subscription-based model. Additionally, we are restructuring our product editions to better cater to the diverse requirements of our user base.


VMware Fusion 13.5.2 and later

VMware Workstation 17.5.2 Pro and later

VMware Workstation 17.5.2 Player and later



Key Changes:

Transition to Subscription Model:

Effective 06th May 2024, our DH Products will be available exclusively through a subscription-based licensing model. This transition enables us to provide continuous updates, improvements, and support to our users.

Existing customers who are active SnS holders will continue to receive support and updates for the duration of their current maintenance agreements. However, new perpetual and SnS licenses will no longer be offered.

Edition Restructuring:

Free Player Edition for personal use Deprecation: The free Player edition of our DH Products will be deprecated, effective 06th May 2024. This decision allows us to focus on delivering a more unified and feature-rich experience across all user tiers.

Powerful and Enterprise Standard Pro Edition Available Free for Personal Use: We are thrilled to announce that the powerful and features rich Pro Edition of our products will be available free of charge for personal use, effective 06th May 2024. This edition includes advanced features previously available only enterprise or commercial customers, empowering individuals to unleash their creativity and productivity without any financial barrier.

Commercial Use License: For users requiring our product for commercial purposes, the Powerful Pro Edition will be available for purchase under a subscription model. This license provides access to additional business-oriented features and priority support, ensuring that organizations can leverage our product to its fullest potential.

Action Required:

Existing active SnS holders: No immediate action is required. Your current license and support agreement will remain valid until expiration.

Users of the Player edition: We encourage you to explore the features and benefits of our Powerful Pro Edition, now available for personal use at no cost. For commercial use, consider subscribing to the Powerful Pro Edition to access advanced capabilities and dedicated support.

New users: Visit our website to learn more about our subscription plans and select the edition that best suits your needs.

Support and Assistance: For any questions or assistance regarding these changes, our support team is available to provide guidance and address your concerns. 

We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we strive to enhance our product offerings and deliver greater value to our customers.