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How to Install VMware Workstation Player on CentOS 7


How to Install VMware Workstation Player on CentOS 7

VMware is a full grown and stable virtualization arrangement that permits you to run different, detached working frameworks on a solitary machine. You can make your own virtual machines and assess programming conveyed as a virtual apparatus from numerous product sellers accessible from VMware's Solution Exchange . 

This instructional exercise will direct you through the means of introducing VMware Workstation Player on CentOS 7. 

VMware Workstation Player isn't open-source and it is free just for individual non-business use. On the off chance that you are searching for an open-source virtualization stage, you should attempt Oracle's VirtualBox . 


Before you continue with this instructional exercise, ensure you are signed in as a client with sudo advantages . 

To introduce and utilize VMware Workstation Player, your framework should meet the accompanying necessities: 

1.3GHz or quicker 64-digit CPU. 

2 GB RAM memory least/4GB RAM or more suggested. 

Installing VMware Workstation Player on CentOS

At the hour of composing this article, the most recent rendition of VMware Workstation Player is variant 15.0.2. 

Complete the accompanying strides to introduce VMware Workstation Player on CentOS 7: 

1. Download VMware Workstation Player

Download the most recent adaptation of VMware Workstation Player by running the accompanying wget order : 

wget --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0"

Once the download is finished make the establishment document executable utilizing the accompanying chmod order: 

chmod +x getplayer-linux

2. Install VMware Workstation Player

The establishment is very simple, simply adhere to the on-screen guidelines. Start the Installation wizard by composing: 

sudo ./getplayer-linux

A screen like the accompanying will be shown. Acknowledge the terms in the permit arrangement and snap on the Next catch. 

centos vmware acknowledge permit 

Next, you will be approached whether you like to check for item reports on startup. Make your choice and snap on the Next catch. 

VMware's Customer Experience Improvement Program ("CEIP") encourages VMware to improve their items and administrations by sending mysterious framework information and use data to VMware. On the off chance that you favor not to take an interest in the program select No and click on the Next catch. 

In the following stage, you will be incited to enter the permit key. VMware Workstation Player is free for individual non-business use. Buying a permit key will empower the Pro highlights a can be utilized economically. 

On the off chance that you don't have a permit key, leave the field vacant and click on the Next catch. 

Next, you will see the accompanying page educating you that the VMware Workstation Player is fit to be introduced. Snap on the Install button. 

The establishment may take a few minutes. During the establishment, you will see data about the improvement. When finished the accompanying screen will show up advising you that the VMware Workstation Player is effectively introduced. 

3. Start VMware Workstation Player

Since VMware Workstation Player is introduced on your CentOS framework you can dispatch it by tapping on the VMware Player symbol (Applications - > System Tools - > VMware Workstation Player). 

At the point when you start VMware Player unexpectedly, a window like the accompanying will show up finding out if you like to utilize VMware Workstation Player free for individual non-business utilize or enter a permit. 

Make your determination, click on the OK catch and the VMware Player application will begin. 


Now, you have effectively introduced VMware Workstation Player on your CentOS framework. You would now be able to investigate the application choices and make your first virtual machine. 

To study VMware Workstation Player visit their official documentation page. 

On the off chance that you have any inquiries, it would be ideal if you leave a remark beneath.