How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu? – In this article, we are going to install VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) step by step.
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

The latest version of the VMware Workstation virtualization program 15 Pro was released by VMware on September 24, 2018 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 is quite simple and easy. In our previous articles, we installed VMware Workstation on other Linux/Ubuntu versions. You can find these articles in the links below.

In this article, we will install VMware Workstation 15 Pro to run a Windows virtual machine on Linux/Ubuntu.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu 18.10?

Previously, if you did not install Ubuntu, you can browse our article titled How to Install Ubuntu 18.10 with VMware. To set up and use VMware Workstation 15 in Ubuntu, follow these steps in order.

   Step 1

To download VMware Workstation 15 Pro for Linux, visit https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-pro/workstation-pro-evaluation.html.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 2

Move the VMware Workstation 15 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

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 3

Execute sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential to install the necessary packages to run VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 4

You can review the Ubuntu VMware Workstation 15 dependent packages from the image below. Press Y to continue the installation and then press Enter.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 5

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

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

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 6

In the VMware Workstation 15 Pro installation wizard, accept the license agreement and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 7

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 8

If you want to check for updates initially for VMware Workstation 15, check the Yes option and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 9

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 10

To use VMware Workstation 15 on Linux, type in your user name and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 11

You can configure the installation location of virtual machines on Ubuntu 18.10 in this window. If you want to change the default location, click Browse. Otherwise, click Next button to continue VMware installation.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 12

The 443 port is the default port to provide https access to the VMware Workstation Server. You can change the https port in this window. Click Next to continue installing VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu 18.10.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 13

If you purchased VMware Workstation 15 for Linux, enter your license key. If you want to use VMware virtualization program for 30 days, just click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 14

Click Install to start VMware Workstation 15 Pro installation on Ubuntu 18.10.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 15

Wait while installing VMware 15.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 16

After completing the VMware Workstation 15 Pro installation, click Close.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 17

Start the program by clicking on the VMware Workstation shortcut from the Ubuntu menu.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 18

To enable the VMware Workstation trial period, enable the VMware Workstation for 30 days option and click OK.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 19

Type your root password and click Authenticate.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

   Step 20

You have successfully installed VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.10!

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Ubuntu?

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  Final Word

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

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