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
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, 220.127.116.11 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, 18.104.22.168 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]
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.
The following snapshot can be seen in the installation process of VMware workstation 15 PRO.
Just follow the one screen instructions until the “Installation was successful” message appears.
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.
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 remove VMware, click on yes.
Now VMware Workstation 15 Pro will start the uninstalling process.
Now you can see VMWare Workstation is successfully uninstalled in the following snapshot.
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