Install VMWare Workstation 15.5 Pro on CentOS 8


If you are the kind of person who always needs to set up a laboratory for experimenting and learning on a computer, having a hypervisor is your best choice, as long as your computer can support virtualization. The benefits of virtualization have been felt not only for individuals but also for large enterprises and organizations. It saves money, offers a lot of flexibility, and the solution it authorizes is enough to praise the invention.

Among many other hypervisors, the name most people can quickly learn is VMWare. As we all know, because they provide and build a lot of solutions, especially those built around Hypervisor. They mainly provide enterprise solutions, but VMWare Workstation Pro can be downloaded and used in Windows and Linux.

It is enough to introduce now. The next steps will guide you to install VMWare Workstation Pro in CentOS 8 Desktop. To use VMWare, your computer must support virtualization. We hope you have installed the operating system.

Step 1: Update and install all required packages, including kernel header files

The kernel header is very important for VMWare to run. In this step, we will update, upgrade and install the kernel header files on the computer. Open your terminal and issue the following command. Press “Y” when prompted throughout the process

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf upgrade

When done, restart your CentOS 8 machine.

Later, make sure Kernel development The installation is similar to the version of the kernel you are running. You can check this by issuing:

sudo rpm -q kernel-devel
uname -r

In case you find that the versions do not match, update the kernel with the command below and restart your computer.

sudo dnf update kernel-*

Check to make sure the kernel header and kernel have the same version number as above.

Step 2: Download VMWare Workstation

Open your favorite browser and go to VMWare Workstation Download Page. Click “Download now“Link. Save it in the directory where you want to start downloading the file.

Download progress. Depending on your internet speed, this may be short.

Step 3: Install all required dependencies

VMware Workstation Pro 15 requires the necessary build tools to build the required VMware kernel modules. Install the development tools in CentOS 8 by running the following command in a terminal. If prompted throughout the installation process, press “y”.

sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"

After the installation is complete, another dependency is required, called elfutils-libelf-devel. This will facilitate the building of VMware kernel modules. Install it by running the command shown below.

sudo dnf install elfutils-libelf-devel -y

Also, if you want to install RPM, you can download the binaries and install them by following the steps below.

elfutils-libelf-devel depends on zlib-devel, so download the zlib-devel binary.

wget -c

Install zlib-devel

sudo rpm -Uvh zlib-devel-1.2.11-10.el8.x86_64.rpm

Download the elfutils-libelf-devel binary.

sudo yum install elfutils-libelf-devel

Install elfutils-libelf-devel

sudo yum install elfutils-libelf-devel

Step 4: Prepare VMWare Workstation Pro files

Navigate to the directory where VMWare was downloaded in step 2. For me, it was placed in the Downloads folder.

In it, make the downloaded VMWare file executable

sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-15.5.1-15018445.x86_64.bundle

Step 5: Install VMWare Workstation Pro

After making the file executable, proceed to install VMWare Workstation Pro 15.5 as shown below

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-15.5.1-15018445.x86_64.bundle

Step 6: Start VMWare Workstation Pro

Our package should now be installed. To do this, click “Activities“And type” vmware “in the search field. It pops up even before you finish typing. Click on it to launch this beautiful kid.

Accept the license terms and click “next

You will get another license. Accept and click “next

Next, it will ask if you want the application to check for updates when it starts. Choose the one you like and click “next“.

If you want to join VMWare’s Customer Experience Improvement Program, you can do it in this step. Select the radio button you like and click “next“.

Enter the user who will initially connect to the workstation server. When done, click “next“.

Configure where the shared virtual machine will reside in this step and press “next“.

Specify the port that the workstation server will listen on and click “next

If you have already purchased the key, you can enter it in this step. You can also use the product between 15 and 30 days. Please click”Finishafter finishing.

Enter the user password you specified earlier and click “Certification

Final installation is complete. Click “it is good“To set in the small pop-up window.

in conclusion

VMWare Workstation has been successfully installed and configured. The rest is to make the most of it every day. Thank you for visiting and spending time on your blog. If this guide is helpful, you can check below for other objects that may be of interest to you.

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