How to Install VMware Workstation 14/15 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10/19.04

In this article, we’ll examine how to install VMware Workstation 14 and 15 Pro, which allows you to run a virtual machine on Ubuntu.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14/15 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10/19.04

How to Install VMware Workstation 14/15 on Ubuntu

In the past days, the full version of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) was released.

As you know, VMware Workstation/Player is a virtualization program that allows you to set up and run many virtual machines on your computer. VMware Workstation/Player setup is simple for both Windows users and Linux users.

If you try to setup VMware or another program on some versions of Linux distributions, you may encounter installation errors due to system errors. So, by following our article, you can easily install VMware on Ubuntu 18.04/10.

NOTE: You can also run VMware Workstation 15.1.0 Pro on Ubuntu by following the steps in this article.

How to Setup VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro in Ubuntu 18.04/18.10/19.04

If you have not installed Ubuntu 18.04/10 before, you can check out the Ubuntu 18.04 Installation with VMware. After installing it, follow the instructions below to setup VM 14 Pro on your system.

The latest version of VMware is 15.1.0. Installing VM Workstation 15.1.0 Pro on Linux is the same as the following steps.

   Step 1

First, visit and download VM 14 Pro for Linux to your computer.

Downloading VMware for Linux

   Step 2

Before you setup VM software, use the command sudo apt-get update in Terminal to update the package list.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get update

   Step 3

To build Linux development tools, use the sudo apt install gcc build-essential command.

sudo apt install gcc build-essential

sudo apt install gcc build-essential

   Step 4

After setting it up, go to the Downloads folder and open the Terminal. In order to install VMware on the 18.04/18.10 versions, execute the following commands in order.

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

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

   Step 5

At the setup window, accept the license agreement and click Next.

Accepting License Agreement

   Step 6

Accept the OVF Tool license agreement and click Next.

OVF Tool

   Step 7

Select Yes to check for updates and click Next.

Would you like to check for product updates on startup?

   Step 8

Select Yes to participate in the VMware customer experience program, and then click Next.

VMware customer experience program

   Step 9

Type your Linux username and click Next.

Type Root Username

   Step 10

Leave the location where virtual machines will be installed by default and click on the Next button.

Shared VMs

   Step 11

If you are using HTTPS (443) port on your system, you can set the port value in this step. After configuring the port setting, click on the Next button.

Please enter the port to use for https access to Workstation Server

   Step 12

If you have purchased it, in this step, type License Key and click Next.

Enter License Key

   Step 13

Click the Install button to start the setup of VM Workstation 14 Pro on Linux.

The Product is ready to be installed

   Step 14

Wait while setting VMware Workstation.

Installing VMware Installer 2.1.0

   Step 15

From the Ubuntu search menu, find the VM Workstation program and run it.

Starting the Software

   Step 16

To try VM Workstation free for 30 days, select I want to try VM Workstation 14 for 30 days and click OK.

Activating the trial period

   Step 17

Type your root password and click on the OK button.

Enter Root Password

   Step 18

The steps to install VMware Software 14 Pro has completed successfully!

Checking the VMware Version


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How to Setup VMware Workstation on Linux

You can use the following commands to install VM Workstation 14.1.3 on Ubuntu 18.10. If you get the GCC7 error, you can install the dependent package using sudo apt-get install gcc-7 at the terminal and run it on Linux.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install gcc build-essential
sudo apt-get install gcc-7
chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.3-9474260.x86_64.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.3-9474260.x86_64.bundle

You can watch the video below to install VMware on Ubuntu (Cosmic Cuttlefish).

   Final Word

In this article, we have reviewed the steps to setup VMware Workstation in Ubuntu 18.04/10. Thanks for following us!

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