How to install VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Player 15 on Deepin distribution of Linux

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When it comes to apps for virtualizations, or for setting up a virtual machine, we all use Oracle VirtualBox, which is a free and open-source virtual machine platform we all love. But if you are looking for a premium virtual machine software, you can always rely on VMware Workstation, which is one of the best virtualization platforms that are available for different platforms. As VMware Workstation is premium, you can even get additional functionalities to tweak the virtual machine as per your requirements, that should cater to the needs of business users, and big enterprises, as well. You can find a number of other useful options once you start using VMware Workstation.

While, the installation of VMware Workstation is not that tough on Windows, as you just have to find the installer and get started with it, but the installation of VMware Workstation on Linux,  might not be that easy. Today, I will be talking about how you can install VMware Workstation Pro 15, and VMWare Player, both, on a computer running Deepin distribution of Linux, which is one of the most visually appealing distribution, you can use on your computer. After the installation of  VMware Workstation Pro 15 is complete, you will also need a license key to keep using VMware Workstation after the 30-day trial period is over, if you really like this premium program for the purpose of creating and dealing with virtual machines.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started with how you can install VMware Workstation Pro 15 and VMware Player on a Computer running Deepin Linux.

Downloading and installing VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Player 15

Step 1:

Open the Linux Terminal on Deepin Linux, and type in the following command to initiate the download of VMware Workstation installer on Deepin.

sudo apt-get install vmware-workstation-install
download VMware Workstation installer on Deepin.

Step 2:

Around 480 MB will be downloaded, and it will take a lot of time for the download and the installation to be complete, due to the very low download speed.

Step 3:

Once the download is complete, search for ‘vmware’ in the launcher, and you will get the ‘VMware-Install’ icon. Just open it.


Step 4:

Now, you will have to enter the administrator password to start the final installation of the VMware Workstation on your computer running Deepin.

VMware Workstation on your computer running Deepin.

Step 5:

After the VMware Workstation installation starts, you will have to accept the terms by selecting the appropriate option, and then, by clicking on ‘Next’, twice, and the second time for VMware OVF Tool component for Linux.

VMware Workstation installation starts

Step 6:

Now, you can choose, either you want to download updates during startup or not. You can either choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ and click on ‘Next’. It’s all up to you.

VMware download updates during startup or not

Step 7:

Now you can even join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program. Just select your option among ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, and click on ‘Next’.

VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program

Step 8:

Now, to enter the Workstation server, you will have to enter the name of the user name. The current user name will automatically be displayed to you. If you don’t want to make any modifications, just click on ‘Next’.

Workstation server

Step 9:

Now, choose the location where you want to install VMware Workstation. If you want to change the location, click on ‘Browse’ to change the location, and once you are done selecting the location, click on ‘Next’.

location where you want to install VMware Workstation on Deepin

Step 10:

Choose the ‘HTTPS’ port, which should by default be ‘443’, and click on ‘Next’.

Choose default port for Vmware

Step 11:

You can now enter the license key if you have, or simply click ‘Next’ to enjoy the trial period.

enter the license key

Step 12:

Now click on ‘Install’ to start installing VMware Workstation.

start installing VMware Workstation

Step 13:

After the installation is complete, which should take a few minutes, click on ‘Next’.

installation is complete

Step 14:

Now you can open VMware Workstation or VMware Player from your default launcher.

VMware Workstation or VMware Player

Step 15:

You can either the license key or keep trying VMware for 30 days, click on ‘OK’.

VMware on Deepin 160

Step 16

Now, enter the administrator password, and VMware Workstation will be in front of you.

Virtualization for Linux

You can now create a new virtual machine, open an existing one, and explore the functionalities of VMware Workstation Pro 15.

So that was all about, how you can install VMware Workstation Pro 15 and VMware Player on your computer running Deepin Linux. Do you have any questions? Feel free to comment on the same below.

Sarbasish Basu
From B.Tech (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer to Photography and Writing blogs; he ultimately has answers to everything. Oh, and he's also quite good in rapidly building a relationship and set up the trust; his articles are proof of that...


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