How to Install VMware Workstation 15 PRO on Ubuntu 18.04

VMware Workstation is a hosted hypervisor that runs on x64 versions of Linux and Windows operating systems. From this, we can enable you to set up a virtual machine on a physical machine and use them simultaneously with the real machine. This tutorial will show you how to install VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.04′.

What is new in VMware Workstation 15 Pro

The following support is new in Workstation 15 Pro:

  • New Guest operating systems support
    • Ubuntu 18.04
    • Windows 10 1803
    • Fedora 28
    • RHEL 7.5
    • CentOS 7.5
    • Debian 9.5
    • OpenSuse Leap 15.0
    • FreeBSD 11.2
    • ESXi 6.7

VMware Workstation 15 Pro Release Notes

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 PRO on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 PRO on Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install VMware Workstation 15 PRO on Ubuntu 18.04

Downloading VMware Workstation 15 Pro

First, download the VMware Workstation15 PRO package, Enter the following command for this.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ wget -O ~/vmware.bin https://www.vmware.com/go/getworkstation-linux
--2018-10-01 01:01:51-- https://www.vmware.com/go/getworkstation-linux
Resolving www.vmware.com (www.vmware.com)... 2405:200:1630:ae::2ef, 2405:200:1630:a4::2ef, 72.247.218.53
Connecting to www.vmware.com (www.vmware.com)|2405:200:1630:ae::2ef|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/file/VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle [following]
--2018-10-01 01:01:52-- http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/file/VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle
Resolving download3.vmware.com (download3.vmware.com)... 2405:200:1630:a4::2ef, 2405:200:1630:ae::2ef, 104.85.128.148
Connecting to download3.vmware.com (download3.vmware.com)|2405:200:1630:a4::2ef|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 495662686 (473M) [application/x-octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘/home/itsmarttricks/vmware.bin’

/home/itsmarttricks 100%[===================>] 472.70M 1.86MB/s in 3m 57s

2018-10-01 01:05:49 (2.00 MB/s) - ‘/home/itsmarttricks/vmware.bin’ saved [495662686/495662686]

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Now let’s run the following commands to install VMware workstation15 PRO prerequisites.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt install build-essential
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libcurl4 libqt5opengl5 libqt5printsupport5 libqt5x11extras5 libsdl-ttf2.0-0
libsdl1.2debian
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
dpkg-dev fakeroot g++ g++-7 libalgorithm-diff-perl libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl
Need to get 9,806 kB of archives.
After this operation, 43.3 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 libstdc++-7-dev amd64 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04 [1,463 kB]
Selecting previously unselected package libstdc++-7-dev:amd64.
(Reading database ... 164159 files and directories currently installed.)

Installing VMWare Workstation 15 Pro:

The VMWare Workstation 15 Pro installation process follows a straight-forward step, just enter the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo bash ~/vmware.bin
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
[AppLoader] Use shipped Linux kernel AIO access library.
An up-to-date "libaio" or "libaio1" package from your system is preferred.
Gtk-Message: 01:10:24.177: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

(vmware-installer.py:28752): IBUS-WARNING **: 01:10:38.285: The owner of /home/itsmarttricks/.config/ibus/bus is not root!

Once the script is running, you see the following window on the screen.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.04

VMWare Workstation Installer

The following snapshot can be seen in the installation process of VMware workstation 15 PRO.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.04

VMWare Workstation 15 Pro Installation On Linux

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Just follow the one screen instructions until “Installation was successful” message appears.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.04

VMWare Workstation 15 Pro Installation Complete

Enter the following command to confirm that the installation of VMware workstation 15 Pro.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l build-essential
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii build-essentia 12.4ubuntu1 amd64 Informational list of build-essen

Open VMWare Workstation 15 Pro:

To start the software type vmware in the terminal.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ vmware
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.04

VMWare Workstation 15 Pro

How To Uninstall VMWare Workstation 15 Pro?

If you want to uninstall VMWare Workstation 15 Pro then run the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation

After pressing the above command, then asks for confirmation to removeVMware, click on yes.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 PRO on Ubuntu 18.04

VMware Workstation 15 PRO Remove confirmation

Now VMware Workstation 15 Pro will start uninstalling process.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 PRO on Ubuntu 18.04

VMWare Workstation 15 Pro Uninstall in Linux

Now you can see VMWare Workstation is successfully uninstalled in the following snapshot.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 PRO on Ubuntu 18.04

VMWare Workstation Uninstall Complete

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That’s all, In this article, we have explained the How to install VMWare Workstation 15 PRO in Ubuntu 18.04.1. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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