How To Install VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, VMware Workstation is a widely used virtualization software that permits users to run multiple x86 or x86-64 virtual machines. With a virtual machine application like VMware, you can run another operating system inside your current operating system. Each virtual machine runs an isolated operating system environment, including Windows, or Linux variants, and uses a portion of your system processor and memory.

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 Pro virtualization on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • A 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 Pro on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install gcc build-essential

Step 2. Installing VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the VMware is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the VMware workstation pro for Linux bundle to your Ubuntu system:

wget https://download3.vmware.com/software/WKST-1623-LX-New/VMware-Workstation-Full-16.2.3-19376536.x86_64.bundle

Next, change permission to make the file executable:

sudo chmod 700 VMware-Workstation-Full-*.bundle

Then, run the VMware Workstation installer using the following command:

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-*.bundle

Output:

Extracting VMware Installer...done.
Installing VMware Workstation 16.2.3
Configuring...
[######################################################################] 100%
Installation was successful.

When the initial installation has finished, you will need a few additional kernel modules, which can be installed by executing the following command below:

sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Step 3. Accessing VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> VMware or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:

vmware

Before you start using VMware to create virtual machines, you first need to go through a configuration setup:

  1. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next on VMware Workstation – End User License Agreement.
  2. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next on VMware OVF Tool component for Linux – End User License Agreement.
  3. Choose whether VMware can check for product updates on startup and click Next.
  4. Decide whether to join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) or not and click Next.
  5. Enter the license key in the box below I have a license key for VMware Workstation or try VMware Workstation 16 for 30 days. Click Finish to proceed.
  6. You may need to enter the password of your account to complete the setup.

Install VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VMware. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VMware Workstation Pro virtual machines on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VMware website.

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