Core: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, Intel® Core™ i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz × 8, 32GB RAM running Roon Server without issue.
Client: Windows 10 x64 VM, VMware Workstation Pro 16. VM provisioned with 16GB RAM and 4 virtual CPU cores.
Host: Wireless mesh network attached to Ubiquiti ER-X.
Client: VM NAT.
VM is intended as a client so is connected to nothing other than my host sound card using VMware drivers. Host runs Roon Server for Linux perfectly with attached sound card working as an ALSA endpoint. No need to list audio gear as everything works except this specific client. I usually control playback with iPhone or iPad client without issue. As mentioned earlier Roon server works without fault on this host machine.
21,899 tracks stored locally.
Roon does not start and has never started on VM. Program starts and freezes on black window as shown below. No load is observed on system.
I suspect an issue with VMware’s display drivers but would like to confirm this before abandoning this idea completely.