You run the Linux bundle installer to install Workstation Player on a Linux host system. By default, Workstation Player is installed silently, and the installation progress is displayed in the terminal. When Workstation Player is launched for the first time, a dialog box asks you to accept the EULAs and configure necessary settings. At the same time, pure console installation is also supported. You can run the installer with the --console option to install and configure Workstation Player in the terminal, without the first-time dialog box appearing during the first launch.



  1. Log in to the Linux host system with the user name that you plan to use when you run Workstation Player.
  2. Become root.
    For example: su root
    The command that you use depends on your Linux distribution and configuration.
  3. Change directories to the directory that contains the Workstation Player installer file.
  4. Run the appropriate Workstation Player installer file for the host system.
    For example: sh VMware-Player-e.x.p-xxxx-xxxx.architecture.bundle --[option]
    xxxx-xxxx is the version and build numbers, architecture is i386 or x86_64, and option is a command line option.
  5. Accept the license agreement.
    If you are using the --console option or installing Workstation Player on a host system that does not support the GUI wizard, press Enter to scroll through and read the license agreement or type q to skip to the [yes/no] prompt.
  6. Follow the prompts to finish the installation.

What to do next

After Workstation Player is installed, you can exit from the root account. You do not need to be root to run Workstation Player.