how to install VMware Workstation 8.0 on Fedora Linux 15

VMware Workstation 8.0 just launch not long ago. Heard that VMware introduces many new featrures specially on rich user experience, comprehensive feature set, and high performance.

First, ensure kernel-headers and kernel-devel is installed on the Fedora 15.

# yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel

On Fedora Linux, the VMware Workstation bundle installer launches a GUI wizard instead of a command line. If you prefer console mode in telnet/ssh session, use the –console option.

#sh VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle

Now, begin the VMware Workstation 8.0 installer.
VMware Workstation 8.0


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Check Yes for the product updates.
VMware Workstation 8.0

Do you want to send usage statistics to VMware?
VMware Workstation 8.0

Next, enter the user name that initially connect to the VMware Workstation.
VMware Workstation 8.0

Enter a directory name for shared Virtual Machines.
VMware Workstation 8.0

Next, enter https access port for VMware Workstation.
VMware Workstation 8.0

Next, click Install to start the process.
VMware Workstation 8.0

VMware Installer is running
VMware Workstation 8.0

OK, now VMware Workstation installation is done.
VMware Workstation 8.0

Now, check the VMware Workstation 8.0 information.
VMware Workstation 8.0

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2 comments on “how to install VMware Workstation 8.0 on Fedora Linux 15
  1. Jim West says:

    After installing VMware Workstation 8.0 in Fedora 15, I learned the VMware virtual network is not working. This same issue occurred in earlier VMware Workstation 7.x versions, and were fixed by applying a patch yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel. Unfortunately this patch only works with VMware Workstation 7.1.4. Also, the Fedora 15 kernel is 2.6.40. I may have to go back to VMware Workstation 7.1.4, unless I can get virtual network working in VMWare Workstation 8.0 in Fedora 15. Please let me know where I could find the equivalent patch for VMware Workstation 8.0 with the Fedora 15 Linux Kernel 2.6.40. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim

  2. Jim West says:

    Sorry, there was a paste problem in my note. The VMware Workstation 7.1.4 patch was named vmware2.6.39patchv3.tar.bz2. I need the equivalent patch for VMware Workstation 8.0. Thanks, Jim

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