How to Install VMware Workstation 17 Pro in openSUSE Leap 15

This article shows you how to set up VMware Workstation 17 Pro software to run virtual computers in the openSUSE Leap 15 distribution and create a new virtual machine.

You must use a virtualization program to install and run a Windows 10 virtual machine on your openSUSE Leap system.

On your Linux computer, you can run Windows or other operating systems virtually on your PC by installing VMware Workstation 17 Pro, the most popular virtualization software.

Follow this video tutorial or the steps below to run and use VMware Workstation on your SUSE operating system.

Step 1: To download the VMware Pro software with Bundle extension to your computer, visit and download the installation file from the “Workstation 17 Pro for Linux” section.

Step 2: Open the terminal and run the sudo zypper update command to update your openSUSE system before installing.

sudo zypper update

Step 3: After updating the repository list, run the sudo zypper install kernel-source kernel-devel gcc command in the terminal to install the necessary kernel headers for the VMware program.

sudo zypper install kernel-source kernel-devel gcc

Step 4: Run cd ~/Downloads/ to navigate to the location where you downloaded the bundle file, and then run sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle to edit the file’s permissions.

cd ~/Downloads/
sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle

Step 5: Run the terminal’s sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle command to install the VMware virtualization software.

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle

Step 6: Accept the end user and OVF license terms when the VMware license window opens.

Step 7: Enable checking for updates every time you start the program and join the VMware customer experience program.

Step 8: If you purchased the Workstation software at the last stage of the wizard, enter the product key or activate the 30-day trial period.

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