How To Install VMware Workstation 11 On Ubuntu Linux

VMware workstation is a virtualization software at the desktop level. It allows us to run multiple virtual machines (VMs) on a physical machine or hypervisor on which VMware workstation is installed.

It is developed and maintained by VMware Inc. As it is a commercial software so we have to buy its license or we can use its trail version for 30 days. Recently latest version of VMware workstation 11 has been released. One of the important change in this release is that we can install workstation 11 only on that machine which has 64-bit processor. Previous versions of VMware workstation can be installed on both 32-bit & 64-bit Machine

In this post we will discuss the installation steps of VMware Workstation 11 in Ubuntu 14.04 & 14.10

Installation Steps of VMware Workstation 11 in Ubuntu 14.04 & 14.10

Step:1 Update the System using apt-get command

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get update
linuxtechi@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Step:2 Download Workstation 11 (Bundle Script) from the official Site

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ wget https://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/file/VMware-Workstation-Full-11.0.0-2305329.x86_64.bundle

Step:3 Set the execute permission on downloaded bundle script

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ chmod a+x VMware-Workstation-Full-11.0.0-2305329.x86_64.bundle

Step:4 Now execute the Script & Start installation

linuxtechi@localhost:~$ sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-11.0.0-2305329.x86_64.bundle

Select “I accept the terms in the license agreement” & then click on Next

License-VMware-Workstation

vmware-products-update

If You want to check the product updates on startup , then select Yes or else No and Click on Next. In my case i have select “No” option.

VMware-workstation-stats

Click On Next

Specify the user who will connect to the Workstation Server

user-vmware-workstation

Click On Next

Specify the Location where Virtual machines will be stored.

VMware-VM-shared-location

click on Next

Specify the https port for Workstation Server and then click on Next

https-port-workstation

Enter the license key or you can left blank ( for trail version )

VMware-Workstation-license-key

Click On “Install” to start the installation

Install-vmware-workstation

Installation is in Progress….

workstation-Installation-progress

Installation Completed….

installation-completed-workstation

Now Access the Vmware Workstation 11

Dash Home—> Search—> vmware

access-vmware-workstation

Click on “VMware Workstation

Home-screen-vmware-workstation

Now Create Virtual Machines (VMs) and have fun 🙂

6 Responses

  1. Saurabh says:

    Thanks a lot for valuable guidance!!!!!

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    Hope this will help to others

  2. Hidour says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for this guide. I installed successfully the workstation. But, it’s doesn’t work.
    I have this message: Before you can run vmware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. I click on install but the vm doesn’t run.
    For more details the vmware-root directory doesn’t open. I’m running Ubuntu 14.04 TLS.
    Is there any patch ton install?
    How to compile the vm?
    Thank you for your help.

  3. Hector Valencia says:

    Excellent thank you very much, very understandable.

  4. Jubish M says:

    Good one . Thank you for the information.

  5. abhishek kushwaha says:

    thank you very useful

  6. ketan says:

    i have error—> Unable to start services.

    See log file /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-7031.log for details.

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