Install the Latest VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server on my lab machine for testing purposes… the steps below is how I gto VMware Workstation 14 Pro installed on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server… If you want to get VMware Workstation installed on Ubuntu, the steps below is a good place to start…

If you need an environment where you can test different operating systems on a single host computer, then you should probably get a copy of VMware Workstation Pro… VMware Workstation is great when you need to run multiple independent virtual guest machines simultaneously…

For those who don’t know VMware Workstation, it’s a virtualization software that allows technical professionals to install and run multiple x86-based Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems simultaneously on the same host machine.

You can create and run guest operating systems inside a window of the host computer. This is a powerful software and I’d recommend every technical professional to obtain a copy to use to create test environments where applications and other software settings can be tested.

This post shows students and new users how to install the latest version of VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 18.04 easily…

Step 1: Download VMware Workstation Pro

To download VMware Workstation Pro, copy and paste the link below in your browser… this should open a download session and allows you to download the VMware Workstation Pro package..

Save in your ~/Downloads folder in your home directory..

After downloading the file, open your command terminal by press Ctrl — Alt — T on your keyboard…

Step 2: Make the Downloaded File Executable

Now that you have downloaded the file, the next step is to make it executable. By default it is not. Run the commands below to make the downloaded file executable.

sudo chmod +x ~/Downloads/VMware-Workstation-Full-14*.bundle

Step 3: Install Dependencies

Run the commands below to install dependencies.

sudo apt-get -y install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms

Step 4: Execute the Installer Wizard

Now that the file is executable, run the commands below to execute the installer wizard.

sudo ~/Downloads/VMware-Workstation-Full-14*.bundle

Follow the on-screen wizard until you have successfully installed VMware Workstation 14 Pro

Do you agree? [yes/no]: yes

Would you like to check for product updates on startup? [yes]:

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Please enter the user that will initially connect to Workstation
Server. Without setting this correctly, you will not be able to share
VMs with other users. Additional users and administrators can be
configured later in Workstation by selecting "Shared VMs" and clicking
"Permissions". [richard]:

Please choose a directory for your shared virtual machines.
[/var/lib/vmware/Shared VMs]:

Please enter the port to use for https access to Workstation Server.
(HTTPS port:) [443]:

Enter license key. (optional) You can enter this information later.:

The product is ready to be installed. Press Enter to begin
installation or Ctrl-C to cancel.

Installing VMware Workstation 14.0.0
[######################################################################] 100%
Installation was successful.

That’s it!

After installing, open your application menu and launch VMware Workstation for Linux

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  1. Thank you for sharing your results.
    I run Xubuntu but use FrameMaker and Corel Suite and Goldwave and need a windows to run it. I have struggled with VirutalBox for some time but only sporadically get the software to connect with my printer and router. I have hardwired the office with Ethernet, don’t like to use wifi.
    I is impossible for me to figure out what VMWare to use. I talked to a girl in Bangladesh who tried to hook me up with a local distributor but there are no phone numbers or email address and I get directed into a tree of choices none of which apply to me. Impossible. You are the only ray of light I have been able to find so far.
    I was even willing to spend $100 for a stable Win 7 platform running on Xubuntu 18.04 but cannot find a live people to give me what I want and take the money! I have 8 Gb of Ram and use logical volume management EXT 4 format, AMD Athelon 64 bit architecture so I should be able to run a virtual machine well.

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