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.
non-root sudo useror 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:
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:
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:
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:
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.