How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?OpenSUSE Leap 15 released on May 25, 2018. You can install and use openSUSE Leap 15 on a desktop or laptop computer. In this article, we will install Linux/openSUSE Leap 15 on a virtual machine using VMware.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

The most recent version of the VMware Workstation virtualization program is 14.1.2. After you create a virtual machine on VMware Workstation, you can install many Linux-based operating systems. In our previous articles, we installed Linux based Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian with VMware. You can access these articles from the links below.

Before installing openSUSE Leap 15 with VMware, check out the following articles to install VMware on Windows or Linux. After installing VMware, click here to download the openSUSE Leap 15 ISO file to your computer.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on Virtual Machine using VMware Workstation?

After completing the necessary preparations for openSUSE Leap 15, you need to create a virtual machine using VMware. You can select openSUSE 64 Bit in the operating system selection window in the steps for creating a virtual machine.

Follow the steps below to install openSUSE Leap 15 on the virtual machine using VMware Workstation 14.1.2.

   Step 1

Open VMware Workstation 14 Pro and click Create a New Virtual Machine to create a new virtual machine for openSUSE Leap 15.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 2

In the virtual machine creation window, select Custom (advanced) and click on the Next button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 3

Select Workstation 14.x for VMware hardware compatibility and click Next.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 4

To add the openSUSE Leap 15 ISO file to the virtual machine later, select I will install the operating system later and click Next.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 5

For openSUSE Leap 15 operating system option, select SUSE Linux 64-bit and click Next.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 6

Running openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware is a good idea, but running the virtual machine on a different disk means you get more performance.

We even recommend you to use SSD disks to use Windows, Linux, and MacOS on virtual machines.

To change the openSUSE Leap 15 virtual machine location on VMware, click the Browse button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 7

In the opened window, select your USB 3.0 External Drive and click OK after creating a new folder.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 8

After changing the openSUSE Leap 15 virtual machine installation location, click Next to continue.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 9

For the openSUSE virtual machine, 1 processor / 1 core will suffice in the processor configuration window. You can adjust the processor configuration according to the characteristics of your computer.

After configuring the openSUSE processor requirement, click on the Next button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 10

Likewise, you can set the RAM requirement to a higher value, depending on the hardware specifications of your computer. For openSUSE Leap 15, 2 GB of RAM will suffice. Click on the Next button to continue with the steps for preparing the openSUSE virtual machine.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 11

Select NAT for the openSUSE virtual machine that will run on VMware and click Next.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 12

Select LSI Logic (Recommended) and click on the Next button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 13

Select SCSI (Recommended) and click Next.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 14

To create a new virtual disk for openSUSE Leap 15, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 15

Select the Store virtual disk as single file option and click Next.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 16

Click the Next button to continue with the default setting in the openSUSE disk file configuration window.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 17

Click the Customize Hardware button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 18

Enable Accelerate 3D graphics for Display configuration.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 19

To add the ISO file to the openSUSE Leap 15 virtual machine, select CD/DVD and select the Use ISO image file option then click the Browse button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 20

Select the openSUSE Leap 15 ISO file you downloaded to your computer and click on the Open button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 21

Click the Close button to save the changes you have made.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 22

The summary information of the openSUSE Leap 15 virtual machine is in the following window. Click the Finish button.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 23

After creating the virtual machine for openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 14, click on Power on this virtual machine to start the virtual machine and start the installation.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

   Step 24

After starting to install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware, you will see the following image.

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on Step by Step?

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How to Install openSUSE Leap 15 on VMware Workstation 15/14?

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   Final Word

In this article, we have installed Linux/openSUSE on the virtual machine with the VMware virtualization program. You do not need to install VMware Tools after installing openSUSE Leap 15. Because VMware Tools is installed automatically when openSUSE installs. Thanks for following us!

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