How to Install VMware Workstation 15.1.0 on Ubuntu 18.10/19.04

In this article, we will examine how to install VMware Workstation 15.1.0 Pro on Linux PC system step by step.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.1.0 on Ubuntu 18.10/19.04

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.1.0 on Ubuntu 18.10/19.04

The latest version of the VMware virtualization program, 15 Pro, was released by VMware on May 14, 2019, for download and use. You can install VMware Workstation 15 on both Windows and Linux, and you can create new virtual machines and install different operating systems.

Installing VMware on Ubuntu 18.10/19.04 is quite simple and easy. In our previous articles, we installed VM Workstation on other Linux/Ubuntu versions.

In this article, we will install the virtual machine software to run a Windows virtual machine on Linux/Ubuntu.

How to Configure VMware Workstation/Player 15 on Ubuntu 18.10/19.04

Previously, if you did not install Ubuntu, you can browse our article titled How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/19.04 with VMware. To set up and use the virtual machine sofware in Ubuntu, follow these steps in order.

   Step 1

To download the VM software for Linux, visit

Download VMware Workstation for Linux

   Step 2

Move the Pro.bundle file to your Ubuntu desktop and then open the Terminal. First, follow the sudo apt-get update command to update the Ubuntu package list.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get update

   Step 3

Execute sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential to install the necessary packages to run it on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential

sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential

   Step 4

You can review the Ubuntu dependent packages from the image below. Press Y to continue the installation and then press Enter.

Ubuntu Dependent Packages

   Step 5

After installing dependent packages, switch to the desktop in Terminal. Then follow the commands below to start installing VM Workstation 15 on Ubuntu 18.10/19.04.

chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-15-.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-15-.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle


   Step 6

In the installation wizard, accept the license agreement and click Next.

Accepting VMware License Agreement

   Step 7

Accept the OVF Tool component for Linux license agreement and click Next.

Accepting OVF Tool License Agreement

   Step 8

If you want to check for updates initially, check the Yes option and click Next.

Checking for VMware Updates

   Step 9

We recommend participating in the customer experience program. Select Yes and click Next.

Joining VMware Customer Program

   Step 10

Type in your user name and click Next.

Enter Username

   Step 11

You can specify the installation location of virtual machines in this window. If you want to change the default directory, click Browse. Otherwise, click Next button to continue the installation.

Configuring Shared VMs Location

   Step 12

The 443 port is the default port to provide https access to the Workstation Server. You can change the https port in this window. Click Next to continue installing VMware software.

Https Port

   Step 13

If you purchased this program for Linux, enter your license key. If you want to use the virtualization program for 30 days, just click Next.

Entering License Key

   Step 14

Click Install to start the installation.

The product is ready to be installed

   Step 15

Wait while installing VMware 15.

Installing VMware Installer

   Step 16

After completing the installation, click Close.

Installation was successful

   Step 17

Start the program by clicking on the shortcut from the menu.

Starting VM Software

   Step 18

To enable the trial period, enable the VM softare for 30 days option and click OK.

I want to try VMware for 30 days

   Step 19

Type your root password and click Authenticate.

Ubuntu Root Password

   Step 20

You have successfully installed VMware Workstation 15 Pro!

VMware Workstation 15 Pro

How to Setup VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu 18.10/19.04 ⇒ Video

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Installing VMware Workstation in Linux

   Final Word

In this article, we have installed VMware Workstation 15 Pro to run Windows, Linux or macOS virtual machines on Linux systems. Thanks for following us!

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  1. Avatar for Sokak Sokak 12 October 2018

    it was a wonderful expression, thank you

  2. Avatar for Jürgen Jürgen 21 February 2020

    Das war eine super Information. Die Installation war erfolgreich!
    Vielen ,vielen Dank.
    Jürgen Petzold


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