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How To Install VMware Workstation Player on Fedora 38

Install VMware Workstation Player on Fedora 38

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VMware Workstation Player on Fedora 38. For those of you who didn’t know, VMware Workstation is a powerful virtualization tool that allows you to run multiple operating systems on a single host machine. Fedora 38, a popular Linux distribution, provides a robust platform for hosting VMware Workstation.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the VMware Workstation Player on a Fedora 38.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 38.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for VMware Workstation.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install VMware Workstation Player on Fedora 38

Step 1. Before we can install VMware Workstation on Fedora 38, it’s important to ensure that our system is up-to-date with the latest packages. This will ensure that we have access to the latest features and bug fixes and that we can install VMware Workstation without any issues:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers make

Step 2. Installing VMware Workstation Player on Fedora 38.

Visit VMware’s official website to access the latest version of VMware Workstation and choose the Linux version of VMware Workstation. It’s crucial to ensure compatibility with Fedora 38:

wget https://download3.vmware.com/software/WKST-PLAYER-1702/VMware-Player-Full-17.0.2-21581411.x86_64.bundle

Make the installation bundle executable by running the following command:

chmod +x VMware-Player-Full-17.0.2-21581411.x86_64.bundle

Now, execute the installation script:

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-*.bundle

Carefully read and accept the End User License Agreement by following the on-screen prompts.

To confirm the installation and check the version of VMware Workstation, open a terminal and run:

vmware --version

Step 4. Launching VMware Workstation on Fedora.

Once the installation is complete, launch VMware Workstation from the applications menu or by running the following command in the terminal:


Install VMware Workstation Player on Fedora 38

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VMware Workstation. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the VMware Workstation Player on your Fedora 38 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VMware website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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