This article shows you how to set up VMware Workstation 16 Pro, which allows you to run and use virtual machines on Ubuntu 22.04 operating system.
VMware Workstation 16 is a paid virtualization program that can run on Windows and Linux platforms. You can use all the features of this software during the 30-day trial period. After the trial period, you can purchase it from the official VMware website.
If you are using Linux/Ubuntu on your physical computer that supports virtualization, you can easily install the bundle extension VMware setup file on your system after downloading it to your computer.
You can watch this video tutorial or follow the steps below to set up a virtual machine on Ubuntu and install a guest operating system on it.
Step 1: To download Workstation Pro from the VMware website, visit the link below and then click the download button under the “Workstation 16 for Linux” option.
Step 2: Save the VMware Workstation.bundle file to any location on your computer.
Step 3: To install the bundle file you downloaded to Downloads, first open the terminal.
Step 4: Go to the Downloads location with the ls command in the terminal.
Step 5: Change the permission of the file using the chmod command.
chmod +x FileName.bundle
Step 6: To install VMware Pro, start the installation of the bundle file with the sudo command in the terminal.
Step 7: Type your root password and press Enter to continue the installation.
Step 8: After the VMware Installer is extracted, the VMware virtualization software will begin to install.
Step 9: You may get a GCC error when you run the VMware program after completing the installation. So install the GNU C Compiler on your system.
Step 10: After installing the GCC package, run VMware Workstation again and wait for the modules to compile when the VMware Kernel Module Updater opens.
Step 11: When Welcome to VMware Workstation opens, accept the end-user license agreement.
Step 12: Accept the VMware OVF Tool Component license agreement.
Step 13: Enable checking for VMware updates at startup.
Step 14: Support VMware by participating in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).
Step 15: If you have a license key for VMware Workstation 16, fill in the relevant fields. If you only want to try the program and plan to buy it later, tick “I want to try VMware Workstation 16 for 30 days”.
Step 16: After completing the VMware installation, you can start installing a virtual machine on your Linux computer with the “Create a new virtual machine” option from the options on the main screen when the program opens.
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