How to Install VMware Workstation 17 Pro in openSUSE Leap 15

Do you want to run virtual machines on your openSUSE Leap 15 system? If yes, VMware Workstation 17 Pro is the top choice for virtualization software, and it lets you do just that.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to set up and install VMware software on your SUSE PC. You’ll also learn how to make a new virtual machine and run Windows 10 or other operating systems on your PC virtually. Let’s dive in!

Installing VMware Workstation in openSUSE

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Running Windows on openSUSE with VMware Workstation 17 Pro

To set up and use a Windows 10 virtual machine on your openSUSE Leap PC, you’ll need a particular program. This program lets you run other operating systems on your Linux system without actually installing them. A popular choice is VMware Workstation 17 Pro. With this software, you can make, control, and use virtual machines on your PC.

Once you’ve installed VMware Workstation 17 Pro, it’s easy to make and set up a VM on your openSUSE Leap computer. This means you can run Windows software on your Linux PC without needing to switch between different systems.

Installing VMware on SUSE Step by Step

To use VMware Workstation on your SUSE operating system, you can either watch our video guide or follow these simple steps. It is a tool that lets you run many operating systems on just one computer. If you follow the guide or these steps, you’ll be okay with installing and using VMware on your SUSE OS.

  1. To get the VMware Pro software and the Bundle extension on your computer, follow these steps. First, go to this website to get it. Look for the “Workstation 17 Pro for Linux” section and download the correct installation file from there. After that, you can easily install the VMware Pro software with the Bundle extension on your computer.
  2. Before you put new software on your openSUSE computer, it’s wise to make sure everything is up to date. Just open the terminal and type “sudo zypper update.” This will get all the latest security fixes and improvements. Once it’s done, you can install whatever software you need.
    sudo zypper update
  3. Once you’ve updated the list, type “sudo zypper install kernel-source kernel-devel gcc” in the terminal. This will get the right stuff for VMware on your openSUSE.
    sudo zypper install kernel-source kernel-devel gcc
  4. To find the folder where you saved the bundle file, type ‘cd ~/Downloads/’ in your terminal. Once you’re there, make sure you can change the file by typing ‘sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle’. This lets you edit the file as needed.
    cd ~/Downloads/ 
    sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle
  5. To set up VMware on your computer using the terminal, type sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle. This starts the installation so you can use VMware to make and handle virtual machines on your PC.
    sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle
  6. When you see the VMware license window while installing, make sure to read and agree to both the end user and OVF license terms. Then, you can keep going with the installation.
  7. Make sure you always check for updates when you start the program. This way, you’ll get the newest features and fixes for any problems. Also, you can make your experience even better with VMware by joining their customer experience program. You’ll get to share your thoughts, do surveys, and get special deals and offers.
  8. Suppose you purchased the Workstation software during installation. In that case, you’ll need to enter the product key or start the 30-day trial to use it.


In summary, VMware virtualization is a great tool that lets you run lots of different operating systems on your openSUSE Leap 15 computer without needing extra hardware. In this guide, we’ve shown you how to install it on your SUSE PC and make a new virtual machine for running Windows 10 or other systems.

Just follow these stages, and you can easily use VMware on your openSUSE computer. It’s a big help because you can smoothly switch between different systems and apps all on one machine. So, with this software, you can get more done and make your work easier by using other operating systems and apps all in one place.

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