How To Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

r00t January 18, 2018

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will show you how to install VMware Workstation on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, For those of you who didn’t know, VMware Workstation is the most popular Virtualization software used at the desktop level on Linux like operating systems and Microsoft Windows. It allows the us to create and run multiple Virtual machines simultaneously. VMware Workstation is not an open source or free software so we need to buy its license key, though we can use its trail version for 30 days then later you can apply its license key.

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 through the step by step installation the VMware Virtualization on a CentOS 7 server.

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Installing VMware Workstation.

First download the Vmware Workstation 14 Pro bundle package here.

Once the VMware workstation bundle file is downloaded, set the executable permissions on it with the below chmod command:

Now let’s go ahead and start the installation of Vmware Workstation 14 pro by running the .bundle package. Refer the command below:

Accept the End User License Agreement:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

Click on Next and disable product updates on startup:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

Specify the User Name which will have rights to connect to VMware workstation, in my case I using ‘idroot‘ as user name:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

Click on next to proceed, you can also keep the default path. In my case I am also keeping the default directory:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

Specify the HTTPs port or keep default one:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

Enter the License key in case you have already buy its license, else you can leave it blank:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

In the next window, click on ‘Install‘ option to start its installation:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

Once the Installation is successful, we will get the below window:

Install VMware Workstation on CentOS 7

After the installation is finished, you can open the workstation from the CentOS 7 application menu under the System Tools sub category.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed VMware. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing VMware Virtualization on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official VMware Workstation web site.

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