How to Install VMware Workstation Pro In Ubuntu Linux
This quick tutorial shows you how to install VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux inside windows 10.
VMware Workstation Pro is one of the best Virtualization software in Ubuntu Linux because in Ubuntu Linux Desktop most of the people give more positive reviews for VMware Workstation pro rather than Oracle Open source VirtualBox.
But this doesn’t mean that you cannot install Ubuntu Linux on Oracle VirtualBox, if you want to know how to install Ubuntu Linux in Oracle VirtualBox you read this article, How to Install Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox. And if you are a VMware fan you can read this instruction, How to Install Ubuntu Linux in VMware Workstation Pro, Inside windows 10.
With the help of Virtualization Software like VMware Workstation Pro, you can run different & Multiple Operating system inside your current Operating system, like we are using windows 10 and installation VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux inside a Virtual Ubuntu Linux.
But if Ubuntu Linux is your primary operating system on your physical computer, want to work with different version of Linux like Kali Linux, you can install VMware workstation Pro Inside your Ubuntu Linux and create new virtual machine and start installation process of Kali Linux inside Ubuntu Linux in VMware Workstation Pro.
In this article we will guide you on how to install VMware Workstation Pro inside Ubuntu Linux, when the VMware Workstation Pro Installation completed, you have a free hand on how to use that and which operating want to install on VMware Workstation Pro, Even you can Install MacOS Windows Operating system and different versions of Linux.
How to Install VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux
VMware Works Station Pro is for personal and non-commercial use. That you can use the trail and premium version, we suggest you to use the premium version to have a full functional Virtualization software.
But if you don’t want to pay for the premium version you can use the trail version for your practice.
System Requirement To Install VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux
For the best performance and experience with VMware Workstation Pro, your system should meet the following criteria.
- Processor: 2GHz 64-Bit Operating system Support.
- Ram: Minimum 4GB
- Disk Space: 40 GB because it depends upon to guest operating system you would be installing on the VMware Workstation Pro.
To install VMware Workstation Player in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based distributions, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Download VMware Workstation Pro For Ubuntu Linux
Download VMware Workstation Pro From there official Website,
Don’t worry you don’t need to pay for the trial version you just have to click on the download Now.
You will have two option Workstation 15 Pro For windows and Workstation Pro for Linux, you need to Linux Version so download the Linux Version but as a windows user, you have to download the Windows Version.
After you Click on the download Now Button, A Pup up Windows will open that ask you to save VMware Workstation Pro Setup.
Click on OK to start downloading.
you have complete downloading VMware Workstation Pro Trail Version, Now its time to go for installation.
Step 2: Install Required Packages with Terminal
Open Ubuntu Terminal from Application list or you may use shortcut key for that ( Control+Alt+T ) and use the command below to install required packages and Linux kernel Header.
sudo apt install build-essential
after you type the command terminal will ask your password type the password and hit enter on your keyboard the packages installation will be done auto.
Step 3: Set Execute Permission to VMware Workstation Pro Setup
Before going to install VMware workstation pro in Ubuntu Linux you need to set execute permission to VMware Workstation Pro installer.
This is a graphical process, you just need to go on the folder where you have downloaded VMware Workstation Pro and right on setup file select Properties to make it executable.
From the top menu click on the permission tab.
Now you have Mark the Allow executing file as program.
WMware Workstation Pro Setup File is ready to be installed on Ubuntu Linux.
Now you have to type the below commands on your terminal to start the VMware Workstation pro installation Wizard
sudo apt-get update
All the commands are case sensitive make sure to type same as its on the screen.
Terminal will ask your password type that and press enter
Now to go the VMware WorkStation Pro Setup Folder With Below command.
chmod +x ~/Downloads/VMware-workstation-full-15.0.4-12990004.x86_64.bundle
on the above command you will see along name for VMware workstation pro but you can change the name of setup file and that can be change with this command just confirm name of VMware workstation pro and hit enter to go on the setup file location.
Now run the installation Wizard with below command.
This will open an installation window. follow the below steps for the graphical installation wizard.
Step 4: Install VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux
from this step things are not Complicated it’s just a graphical user interface installation like regular program installation but again for you, we have listed the screenshot of every step.
Accept the terms in the license agreement and click on next.
If you don’t want to check for update select no, click Next.
If you want to some customization on install click on yes, But we go for the random installation so click Next.
Type your desired name and lick on Next.
You can chose a directory where you want to restore your virtual machine but you can change this later while creating new virtual machine on VMware.
You will be asked for Incense key, But we are using as a trial so please click on Next.
VMware Workstation Pro Is ready now for Installation click on Install. and wait for the installation process to be completed.
I hope this article will help you to install VMware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux as we tried our best to make things clear and understand able.
Want to Create New virtual Machine On Vmware Workstation Pro in Ubunt
For creating new virtual machine on Vmware Workstation Pro in Ubuntu Linux, you are just few clicks away just open Vmware Workstation Pro.
Now click on create a new virtual machine, and follow the screen instructions
Any questions or suggestions are most welcome in the comment section bellow.