Previous VMware ‘dot-releases’ have typically still needed patching for the very-latest kernels, but I was pleased to find that VMware Workstation 9.0.1 installed on Kernel 3.6.6 without any need for the ‘3.5 patch’ that was necessary for 9.0.0.. Even more of a surprise, was that 9.0.1 also installs with no problems on Kernel 3.7-rc4! So… Thanks to someone at VMware, for finally ensuring their products support the very latest (and -rc) kernels..
Robert Gadsdon. November 2012