Since Vmware’s virtual machines are quite powerful, it will come as no surprise that the host system of this product will need several kinds and levels of requirements in order for the host to actually run. The same thing with physical computers actually is that the entire system itself will be able to perform a whole lot better if they find themselves running on faster processors as well as a generous amount of memory.
On the short list, you will need to consider several things which also includes the ever-important personal computer hardware, its memory, the type of display it has, the number and functionality of disk drives, the LAN or the local access network (although this one is optional) and the host operating system. Considered to be of prime importance, the personal computer hardware will need a minimum of the standard x86 feature that is compatible with the system as well as a four hundred megahertz of a CPU (or even faster, as it is often encouraged) or even up to five hundred.
There are different types of processors which you can work with, including Intel’s Celeron, Pentium Series of I up to 4, Pentium M (which also includes that of computers with Centrino), and Xeon with Prestonia. Other compatibilities also include AMD’s Athlon, the more advanced Athlon MP and XP, as well as the Duron, Opteron and Sempron series. There are also other things which you need to know about such processors which may get a bit too detailed to describe, but a wide resource on such technical and specific data regarding such processors may also be found on the website of VMware itself.