How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

In this article, we are going to install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 Pro software on the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) system.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

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 VM Workstation on other Linux/Ubuntu versions. You can find these articles in the links below.

In this article, we will install the virtual machine program 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 the virtual machine sofware in Ubuntu, follow these steps in order.

   Step 1

To download the VM software for Linux, visit https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-pro/workstation-pro-evaluation.html.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   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

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   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

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   Step 4

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   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.

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 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   Step 6

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   Step 7

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   Step 8

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   Step 9

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   Step 10

Type in your user name and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   Step 11

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   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.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   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.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.10

   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 ⇒ Video

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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 systems. Thanks for following us!

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