How to Install VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro on Debian 9.9

In this article, we will use VM Workstation 15.1.0 to be able to run a virtual machine on Linux / Debian 9.9 distribution.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro on Debian 9.9

How to Install VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro on Debian 9 (9.9)

VMware Workstation software can be deployed on different platforms as well as on Linux-based operating systems.

Before installing VMware software on a Linux operating system, you must download the .bundle installation file from the VMware website to your computer. Click here to download VM software for Debian.

Previously, we installed VMware Workstation Player 14/15 Pro on Windows 10 and Ubuntu operating systems.

In this article, we will configure the VMware 14/15 Pro virtualization program on the Debian 9 Stretch operating system.

How to Setup VMware Workstation Pro in Debian

Follow the instructions below to setup VM Workstation 14/15 Pro on your Linux PC.

   Step 1

First, download the .bundle file and then start Terminal on the desktop.


   Step 2

Switch to root by applying the su command on the terminal. Then, apply sudo apt-get update.

sudo apt-get update

   Step 3

After updating the necessary applications, clear the Terminal screen with the clear command and proceed to the next step.

Clear Terminal

   Step 4

To build the necessary dependencies, run the command sudo apt install gcc build-essential -y.

sudo apt install gcc build-essential -y

   Step 5

On the terminal screen, you can view the files in the current location with the ls command. To change the permissions of the .bundle file, execute the following command.

chmod a+x VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.1-7528167.x86_64.bundle

chmod a+x VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.1-7528167.x86_64.bundle

   Step 6

You can now start installing the virtual machine software. To start the VMware setup, execute the following command.

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.1-7528167.x86_64.bundle

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.1-7528167.x86_64.bundle

   Step 7

After VMware 14/15 Pro setup begins, accept the license agreement and click on the Next button.

VMware 14 License Agreement

   Step 8

If you want to check for updates on startup, select Yes and click Next.

Check VMware 14 Updates

   Step 9

By participating in the customer experience development program, you can support the manufacturer. Continue the setup by selecting the Yes option as in the image below.

Join VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

   Step 10

Specify the user who can access the Shared VMs folder here and click on the Next button.

Configuring Shared VMs

   Step 11

Leave the location of the Shared VMs folder as default and click Next.

Choose Shared VMs Location

   Step 12

If you purchased the virtualization program, enter your license key in this step and click Next. If you want to try the program, leave the License Key field blank and click Next.

Enter VMware 14 License Key

   Step 13

Click Install to setup VM Workstation 14/15 Pro on Debian 9.9.

The product is ready to be installed

   Step 14

Wait while installing the virtual machine program.

Installing VMware VMX

   Step 15

After the installation is complete, run the program as Root. Switch to Root with the water command in the terminal and enter your root password.

Next, start the program with the vmware command.

Starting VMware

   Step 16

To use the virtualization program for 30 days free, select I want to try VM 14/15 for 30 days and click OK.

I want to try VMware for 30 days

   Step 17

Close the information window and continue to the next step.


   Step 18

You can review the version of the program by following Help / About.

Product Information

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   Final Word

In this article, we have installed the most popular virtualization program VM Workstation 14/15 Pro on the Linux-based Debian 9 operating system. Thanks for following us!

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