How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.4?

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.4? – After installing VMware Workstation 15 Pro, you can install and run a Windows 10 operating system on Kali Linux.
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.4?

VMware Workstation 15 Pro is the latest virtualization program from VMware. You can purchase the program after 30 days free use of VMware Workstation 15 Pro. If you don’t want to purchase VMware Workstation 15, you can use VMware Workstation Player 15 Pro, the free version of VMware.

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed by Defensive Offensive. Kali Linux is a Linux distribution preferred by people who give importance to network security as it provides many free tools within itself.

By installing VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Kali Linux, you can create new virtual machines and install Windows, Linux and even macOS operating systems on virtual machines. If you are a Linux user and sometimes need a Windows operating system, using VMware Workstation 15 Pro is the most logical way.

In our previous articles, we have installed VMware Workstation on other Linux distributions. You can find our articles in the links below.

In this article, we will install the VMware Workstation 15 Pro virtualization program step by step on the latest release of Kali Linux, 2018.4.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux?

Before proceeding to the steps to install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux, check out how to install Kali Linux. After installing Kali Linux, download VMware Workstation 15, one of the programs you need to install.

After downloading VMware Workstation 15 for Kali Linux, follow these steps in order to install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux.

   Step 1

To install VMware Workstation in Kali, first check and update the sources.list. To update Kali Linux sources.list, open the Terminal and execute the nano /etc/apt/sources.list command.

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 2

Add Kali Linux official repositories into the Sources.list and press Ctrl + X / Y / Enter to save the file.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 3

To update Kali Linux repositories, follow the command apt-get update in Terminal.

apt-get update

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 4

You need to install the dependent files needed to run VMware on Kali Linux. To install dkms in kali, execute apt-get install dkms build-essential.

apt-get install dkms build-essential

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 5

To run the VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle file that you downloaded on your computer, perform the following commands in the Terminal, respectively.

cd /Desktop/
ls
chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle
./VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 6

After start installing VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux, accept the license agreement as follows and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 7

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 8

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 9

You can support by joining the VMware customer experience program. To do this, select Yes and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 10

Type your username to connect to VMware Workstation and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 11

Once you have selected the location where you want to store VMware virtual machines on Kali Linux, click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 12

Select the port number you will use to connect to the Workstation Server and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 13

If you have purchased VMware Workstation 15 for Linux, enter your license key in this window and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 14

To install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018, click Install.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 15

Wait while installing VMware Workstation on Kali Linux.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 16

After installing VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux, type vmware in Terminal and press Enter to run the program. If you encounter an error like in the image below, click OK button and continue.

C header file matching your running kernel were not found. Refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions.

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 17

VM Workstation did not work because of the Kernel Headers 4.15.0-kali2-amd64 error in the VMware installation on Kali Linux! Please go to the next step to resolve the Kernel Headers 4.15.0-kali2-amd64 error.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 18

Click here to download the dependent packages of VMware Workstation. To resolve the VMware Workstation Kernel Headers 4.15.0-kali2-amd64 error, open the Terminal and execute the command dpkg -i linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2.amd.deb.

dpkg -i linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2.amd.deb

 
As you can see from the image below, linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2.amd requires the installation of linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2-common and linux-kbuild-4.15 packages.

Run the VMware Workstation again using the Terminal and review the error.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 19

If necessary packages are not installed, the necessary services for VMware Workstation 15 will not be started.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 20

Run the following commands in Terminal and install the dependent packages.

dpkg -i linux-headers-4.15-0-kali2-common_4.15.11-1kali1_all.deb
dpkg -i linux-kbuild-4.15_4.15.11-1kali1-amd64.deb

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 21

When you run VMware Workstation again, you can see that the services started as shown in the following image.

To try VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux for 30 days, select the relevant option and click OK.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 22

VMware Workstation 15 Pro runs smoothly!

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

   Step 23

After you have successfully completed the installation of VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux, you can find out the version of the program in Help / About.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.3a?

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  Final Word

In this article, we have installed the VMware Workstation 15 Pro and VMware Workstation Player 15 virtualization program to install an operating system such as Windows on Kali Linux. Thanks for following us!

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