Some time ago we saw how to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu, so we can make use of one of the most recognized tools among those dedicated to virtualization. A space that is growing more and more, and therefore the alternatives are also worth noting as each offers interesting features and valid for different groups of users, so in this post we will show the steps to to Install VMWare Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10.
One of the most notable changes (not for the good itself, but for the fact that it affects a significant number of users) is to be able to be installed only in 64-bit computers, So the first condition we need to meet to install this tool. Now yes, we get down to work.
We update the software sources:
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade
we download the VMware Workstation 11 installation script from the official website, after which we modify the permissions so that it can be run:
# chmod a+x VMware-Workstation-Full-11.0.0-2305329.x86_64.bundle
Once this is done, we run it:
A window appears in front of us showing us the license agreement, which we must accept by checking the box in this option and clicking on ‘Next’. Here begins the guided installation process, Which is really very simple to use because we just have to answer what the wizard asks us, and it has to do with (in the same order): enable or not VMWare Workstation 11.0 at the time of the start of our team, accept the sending of information anonymously to assist in the development and improvements of VMWare, the user who will connect to Workstation Server, The folder in which the virtual machines we will create will be stored (image we see below) or the HTTPS port to connect to Workstation Server (default is 443).
Of course, we can also specify the license number as we do not forget that VMware Workstation 11.0 it is, like previous versions, a payment tool. But we can leave this field blank and in this case we can use the trial version. So it’s time to start installing VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10 so we just click the ‘Install’ and let this tool do its thing. We will see how the installation process progresses through information and also through a progress bar that will show us how it should be, and at the end we will see the poster that informs us that ‘The installation was successful’.
Now we can run WMware Workstation 11, For this we go to ‘ Ubuntu Dash and we enter vmware and when we are shown the results we click on WMware Workstation. Once it starts we will see the tool we know well, and which offers us the options to connect to a remote server, open a virtual machine or create one. Precisely the latter is what we will show in a future post, in order to be able not only to use virtual machines or images but also to create our own and thus make the most of all the potential that this application has to offer- nos.