Download And Install VMware Workstation On Linux

VMware Workstation On Linux
Written by M Abbasi

VMware Workstation 15 Pro and Player is the most powerful virtualization software for desktop users. You can virtualization different operating system on VMware Workstation. Like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, alternatively Windows Servers like Windows server 2003 up to Windows server 2019. even you can install macOS on VMware Workstation virtual machine.

VMware Workstation 15 stands out from other virtualization software due to its user-friendly interface, security, and performance. VMware Workstation 15 Provide two edition for Linux users. Likely, Pro version and Player version. VMware Workstation 15 Pro is the premium version you have to pay for this which is more secure and functional rather than VMware Workstation 15 Player. The VMware Workstation Player is the free version which is free to use Personal non-commercial and home.

We will provide a direct download links to both versions of VMware Workstation 15. the choice is up. Whether to buy or use the trial version of VMware Workstation 15 Pro, or you may go with the VMware Workstation 15 Player.

Download VMware Workstation 15 for Linux

The setup files you download from here is only for Linux users. If you need it for the Windows Operating system you can download that from the link provided after the download section.

VMware Workstation 15 Pro

VMware Workstation Pro is the premium version for running multiple operating systems on a single Linux or Windows PC. With leading high DPI user interface, a new REST API, support for the latest Windows and Linux Operating system, and More…

VMware Workstation 15 Player

VMware Workstation Player is the free and ideal utility for running a single virtual machine on a Linux or Windows PC. The Free version is available for non-commercial, personal and home use. Commercial organizations require a commercial license to use Workstation Player

Sam policy applies on the windows version of VMware workstation 15. You have will have two versions the Pro version and player version

Download VMware Workstation 15 Pro and Player for Windows

Steps To Install VMware Workstation On Linux

In this article, I will explain every step deeply, because we want you to get the perfect result while reading the article. You will end up with a good result of installing VMware Workstation on Linux operating system.

Follow the steps correctly on how to install VMware Workstation Pro inside Ubuntu Linux. When VMware Workstation Pro installation completed. you can use this virtualization software to install multiple different operating systems on Linux PC.

Step 1: Install Required Packages with Terminal

Open Ubuntu Terminal from Application list or you may use shortcut key for that (Control+Alt+T) and use the command below to install required packages and Linux kernel Header.

sudo apt install build-essential
Required Package
Required Package

after you type the command terminal will ask your password type the password and hit enter on your keyboard the packages installation will be done auto.

Step 2: Set Execute Permission To Workstation Pro Setup

Before going to install VMware workstation pro in Ubuntu Linux you need to set execute permission to VMware Workstation Pro installer.

This is a graphical process, you just need to go on the folder where you have downloaded VMware Workstation Pro and right on the setup file select Properties to make it executable.

VMware Workstation Setup
VMware Workstation Setup

From the top menu click on the permission tab.

Executing File Permission
Executing File

Now you have to Mark the Allow executing file as a program.

VMware Workstation 15 Pro Setup File is ready to be installed on Ubuntu Linux.

Now you have to type the below commands on your terminal to start the VMware Workstation pro installation Wizard

sudo apt-get update

All the commands are case sensitive make sure to type the same as it’s on the screen.

Install Update
Install Update

The terminal will ask your password type that and press enter

Now to go the VMware WorkStation Pro Setup Folder With Below command.

chmod +x ~/Downloads/VMware-workstation-full-15.0.4-12990004.x86_64.bundle
Open VMware Setup
Open VMware Setup

On the above command, you will see along with the name for VMware workstation pro but you can change the name of setup file and that can be changed with this command just confirm the name of VMware workstation pro and hit enter to go on the setup file location.

Now run the installation Wizard with below command.

sudo ~/Downloads/Vmware-workstation-full-15.0.4-12990004.x84_64.bundle
VMware Workstation Installation Wizard
Installation Wizard

This will open an installation window. follow the below steps for the graphical installation wizard.

Step 3: Install VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux

from this step things are not Complicated it’s just a graphical user interface installation like regular program installation but again for you, we have listed the screenshot of every step.

Accept the terms in the license agreement and click on next.

Terms and License Agreement
License Agreement

If you don’t want to check for update select no, click Next.

Customer Experience Improvement Program

If you want to some customization on install click on yes, but we go for the random installation so click Next.

Type your desired name and click on Next.

User Name
User Name

You can choose a directory where you want to restore your virtual machine but you can change this later while creating a new virtual machine on VMware.

Installation Location

You will be asked for Incense key, But we are using as a trial so please click on Next.

VMware Workstation License Key
License Key

VMware Workstation Pro Is ready now for Installation click on Install. and wait for the installation process to be completed.

VMware workstation ready to install
Ready to Install

I hope this article helped you to install VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux as we tried our best to make things clear and understandable.

VMware Workstation Installation Completed
Installation Completed

After a successful installation, now you can create a new virtual machine and install any operating system you want, whether that’s windows, Linux or macOS.

Step 4: Create New Virtual Machine On Vmware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu

For creating a new virtual machine on Vmware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux, you are just a few clicks away just open Vmware Workstation Pro.

VMware Workstation In Ubuntu Linux
VMware Workstation In Ubuntu Linux

Now click on create a new virtual machine, and follow the virtual machine configuration wizard which will help you in every step to make things easy.


With virtualization, you can install and run multiple different operating systems on a single PC. whether you are using windows operating system Linux or even macOS. In case you are on a macOS, you can download VMware Fusion to install Linux and windows on a Mac Computer

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