Install VMware Workstation 11 on Fedora 22 / 21


VMware Workstation is a virtual machine software suite for x86 and x86-64 computers from VMware, which allows users to set up multiple x86 and x86-64 virtual machines (VMs) and use one or more of these virtual machines simultaneously with the hosting operating system.

Each virtual machine instance can execute its own guest operating system, including Windows, Linux, BSD variants, and others. In simple terms, VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.

VMware workstation can be installed only on 64bit host operating system, so you must have Fedora 22 64bit installed on the machine.

Here i will show you how to install VMware Workstation on Fedora 22 .

Go to download page of the VMware Workstation 11.

Download VMware-Workstation-Full-.x.x.x.bundle.


Open Terminal.

Switch to root user.

$ su -

Download VMware workstation using terminal

# wget

Install libraries and kernel headers.

# dnf install kernel-headers kernel kernel-devel gcc make
# dnf groupinstall "Development tools"
# dnf update 
# reboot

Copy Linux version.h to modules.

# cp /usr/src/kernels/`uname -r`/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/

Change the file permission to make it executable.

# chmod 755 VMware-Workstation-Full-11.1.0-2496824.x86_64.bundle

Install VMware Workstation 11.

# ./VMware-Workstation-Full-11.1.0-2496824.x86_64.bundle

Installer will start to extracting files for the installation, it might take some time.

Select I Agree and click next.

Accept EULA.

Choose your option for update and then click next.

Choose your option for sending anonymous statistics and then click Next.

Enter the user that will initially connect to workstation server (Leave the default user) and then click next.

Choose your shared directory for shared virtual machine (Leave the default) and then click next.

Enter the port no to use for https access to workstation server (Leave the default).

Enter the license key (optional) and then click next.

Click on Install to begin installation.

VMware installation has been started, sit back for a while.

Click close the button to finish the installation.

Start the VMware Workstation ( Activities —–> Search for ——> VMware Workstation).


# vmware

You will be asked to compile modules, click on install to get the modules installed automatically.

If you face any issue while compiling modules, try out the below steps to patch vmnet package.

# curl -o /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
# cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
# tar -xf vmnet.tar
# patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
# tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# rm -r *-only
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

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Enter a valid license key or choose trial.

You should see the home screen of the VMware Workstation; here you can manage the Virtual Machines.

Fedora 22 - VMware Workstation 11
Fedora 22 – VMware Workstation 11

That’s all! You have successfully installed VMware Workstation.

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