How to Install VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04

Install VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. VMware Workstation is a virtualization software suite for x86 and x86-64 computers, from VMware. It allows users to run multiple x86 and x86-64 virtual machines (VMs) simultaneously in a single machine.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y
apt install build-essential

Step 2. Download and Install VMware workstation on Ubuntu 18.04.

First step is to download the VMware workstation installation binary:

wget -O ~/vmware.bin https://www.vmware.com/go/getworkstation-linux

Execute the following linux command to start VMware workstation installation wizard:

sudo bash ~/vmware.bin

Follow the installation wizard to complete the installation. Enter the VMware serial number if you have any or leave blank for trial.

Step 3. Start VMware.

Use the start menu to search for VMware’s products installed on your system. Click to start:

Install VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured VMware Workstation on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.