The objective is to install VMware Workstation on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Operating System and Software Versions
Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
Software: - VMware Workstation 14 PRO or higher
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.
# - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Download VMware workstation
The first step is to download the VMware workstation installation binary. navigate your browser to the official VMware download page and download the latest bundle. When finished you will end up with bundle file similar to the one below in your home directory. Please note you version might be different:
Next, install VMware workstation prerequisites:
$ sudo apt install build-essential
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VMware workstation installation
The previous wget command downloaded the VMware workstation installation binary into a file called vmware.bin. Execute the following linux command to start VMware workstation installation wizard: