If you have an active Parallels Desktop Standard Edition subscription, you can easily convert to Parallels Desktop Pro Edition with just a few clicks and get access to many advanced powerful features. Productivity is at the heart of every feature that was added to the all-new Pro Edition: do more in less time with higher quality.
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition is available as a subscription; you will always enjoy running the latest version of Parallels Desktop as a benefit of your subscription. Pro Edition also includes no-charge subscriptions to Parallels Toolbox - a set of essential Mac tools and Parallels Access - the easiest way to access your computer from anywhere remotely.
Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition includes the following features and capabilities:
|Feature||Pro Edition||Standard Edition|
|Download and install Windows 11 with one click||✓||✓|
Configure a startup delay for a virtual machine (VM).
Create and use VM templates.
|Virtual RAM for each virtual machine||Up to 128GB vRAM||Up to 8GB vRAM|
|Virtual CPUs for each virtual machine||Up to 32 CPUs||Up to 4 CPUs|
|Download ready-to-go Windows 10 virtual machine with Visual Studio**||✓|
|Nested Virtualization to work with WSL 2, Docker, Android/iPhone® emulator for VS, and others**||✓|
|Use Linked Clones for convenient testing and development||✓|
|Rollback Mode: revert changes on virtual machine shutdown||✓|
|Limit VM resource usage (per every virtual machine)||✓|
|Share smart card readers with Windows||✓|
|Support for mmap() in Linux Shared Folders**||✓|
|Use 8.3 filenames for Shared Folders||✓|
|Use EFI Secure Boot||✓|
|Virtual TPM support*||✓||✓***|
|Prepare VM for transfer to another Mac or cloud storage||✓|
|Use Jenkins to run a build server on Mac||✓|
|Debug, dump VM, or start an SSH session from the menu||✓|
|Guest OS debugging support||✓|
|The addition of a Microsoft Visual Studio plug-in||✓|
|Parallels Vagrant plugin to work with reproducible and portable work environments||✓|
|Linked clones in Vagrant plugin to create new boxes fast and save disk space||✓|
|Support running Docker containers in a VM via a Docker Machine||✓|
|Use the Parallels SDK with Python 3.0 support||✓|
|An enhanced network editor that allows you to test different connectivity issues||✓|
|Port forwarding: pass traffic from a Mac port to VM or IP address and desired port||✓|
|Create custom host-only networks and specify their names||✓|
|Use DNS requests over TCP in Shared Network||✓|
|Use virtual machine names as their DNS names||✓|
|Use tcpdump with virtual networks||✓|
|Resolve DNS requests from VM using info in /etc/resolver from the host macOS||✓|
Set a custom icon for every VM.
Color code VMs from the Context menu to distinguish them from one another.
|Sort virtual machines in Control Center||✓|
|Set a custom icon for every virtual machine||✓|
|Archive/unarchive VMs in Control Center to save disk space||✓|
|Connect physical disks to VMs as internal disks||✓|
|Use Command Line Interface tools to control Parallels Desktop and manage virtual machines||✓|
|Use bash (zsh) autocompletion for the Parallels CLI tools||✓|
** These features are currently not supported on Mac computers with Apple M-Series chip.
*** These features are supported in Parallels Desktop 17 and newer.
The upgrade cost is due at the moment of the upgrade, it is the amount for the remaining period of your current subscription exclusive of the price you already paid for it.
The new price of the subscription is the full price for Parallels Desktop Pro Edition, with the exception of special offers. It will be charged on the billing date, when the current subscription period expires.
Note: please note that it is only possible to upgrade licenses associated with your account. So if an upgrade fails, please first make sure that the first and last digits of the license you are upgrading match the license displayed in your account.