You can run the vmware command on a Linux or Windows host system. You can type the command in a Linux terminal window or at the Windows command prompt. You can also create scripts to run multiple commands.

Before you begin

Familiarize yourself with the vmware command options. See vmware Command Options.

Procedure

  • To run the vmware command on a Linux host system, use the following syntax.

    /usr/bin/vmware [-n] [-x] [-X] [-t] [-q] [-s variable_name = value ] [-v] [ path_to_vm .vmx] [http[s]:// path_to_vm .vmx] [X toolkit options]

  • To run the vmware command on a Windows host system, use the following syntax.

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe [-n] [-x] [-X] [-t] [-q] [-s variable_name = value ] [-v] [ path_to_vm .vmx] [http[s]:// path_to_vm .vmx]