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Updated: Supported Business Applications on the VMware Platform

More and more applications are supported on the VMware Platform, with the release of VMware vSphere 5.5 the boundaries of virtual machines have been expanded even more. Often we get questions about which applications are supported on the VMware virtual platform. There is a website page where you can search for specific applications and if they are supported by the software publisher and a link to the support statement. In January 2012 there where 3490 applications support, nowadays the counter shows 5058 applications and counting.

You can search for an application by entering its title or the name of the software publisher.  Search results will display all supported software as well as applications that have already been submitted by other users.  If the application is not currently supported, you may Register/Login to vote and help VMware get the application officially supported sooner by the software publisher.

If the application is currently not supported, Register/Login to submit a new application or vote for one already submitted by another user.  More votes will help VMware get the application supported by the publisher sooner. If you want your software publisher to support the VMware platform refer them to the VMware ISV Center so they can obtain information on how to get a VMware Ready Badge and how to enjoy the advantages of working with VMware. If they validate their application, they can start enjoying the co-branding benefits of the VMware Ready program. Which shows to the world that their application(s) have met VMware integration or interoperability criteria and are ready for use with VMware vSphere.

Why Support Your Apps with VMWare?

  • VMware is the global leader in virtualization with more than 190,000 customers and 4 million users
  • More than 2,000 applications are already explicitly supported by over 1,000 software providers
  • VMware solutions provide an application-aware infrastructure with built-in availability, scalability, security and performance guarantees


Edwin Weijdema works as an Enterprise Architect at Imtech ICT in the Netherlands. His job is to build bridges between management and the technicians and vice verse. He has many different roles including working as a speaker, trainer, writer, pre-sales consultant, enterprise architect as well as providing risk analysis and responding to concerns and questions posed by his clients. Edwin is a certified VMware VCP 2, 3, 4 & 5, and V(T)SP 3, 4 & 5. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 VMware awarded him the VMware vExpert award for blogging and community efforts. In his spare time he likes to relax in a good online game with friends.

  • techvet

    My question is this: what are the most widely-used apps that are *not* supported on vSphere 5.5? Anecdotal information would be interesting.

  • http://www.vmguru.nl/ Edwin

    For instance Microstation from Bentley. As GPU heavy apps can be better supported and run in a virtual environment.