VMware Workstation 17 Pro is used to manage virtual environments easily. It helps the developers to test new web applications across many operating systems using a single workstation. It supports the Directx 11 and enhanced 3D graphics.
Similarly to the “Virtualbox”, the VMware Workstation Pro 17 can be installed on Debian 12 by the simple method.
What are the VMware Workstation Pro 17’s System Requirements?
VMware Workstation Pro 17 can be run on the machine having the mentioned-below features.
|Operating Systems||Window( 8 and above), Linux, Mac|
|Processor||1.3GHz or faster core speed|
|RAM||4GB RAM or more|
|Hard Disk||The system has 1.2 GB storage space|
What is the Step-by-Step guide for the Installation of VMware Workstation Pro 17 on Debian 12?
To install the VMware Workstation Pro 17 on Debian 12, follow the below-mentioned instructions.
Step 1: Download the VMware Workstation Pro 17 on Debian 12
First, download the bundle of the VMware Workstation Pro 17 on Debian from its official website.
Step 2: Update the Packages and Install the Dependencies
After downloading the bundle of VMware Workstation Pro 17, update the packages of Debian:
$ sudo apt update
Also, install the dependency packages of VMware Workstation Pro 17:
$ sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
In our case, the dependency packages have already been installed.
Step 3: Navigate to the Downloads Directory
Now, navigate to the “Downloads” directory where the bundle has been downloaded and list down its contents:
$ cd Downloads && ls
Step 4: Make the Downloaded File Executable
Make the downloaded bundle file of the VMware Workstation Pro 17 executable by changing its permissions:
$ chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-17*.bundle
Step 5: Run the Installer
After making the installer file executable, run the installer:
$ sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-17*.bundle
How to Launch and Configure the VMware Workstation Pro 17 on Debian 12?
Use the “VMware” word in the search bar of the application’s menu and click on it to launch it:
Now, accept the agreement and click on “Next”:
Again accept the “OVF Tool Component” license and click on “Next”:
Click on “No” (if you want to get the updates on the startup then you should choose “Yes”) and then click on “Next”:
Again click on “No”(if you want to join the CEIP, then choose “Yes”) and then click on “Next”:
If you want to buy the subscription to the “VMware Workstation Pro 17” then click to activate it. Else click to continue with the trial version and click on “Finish”:
It will ask for the root password to authenticate the changes:
The VMware Workstation Pro 17 has been launched:
How to Activate the VMware Workstation Pro 17 License on Debian 12?
To activate the VMware Workstation Pro 17, click on “Help” after launching it. Then choose “Enter Serial Number” from the dropdown menu:
Enter the License key and click on the “OK”.
To install the VMware Workstation Pro 17 on Debian 12, download the “installer bundle” from its official website. Run the installer after making it executable. This post explains the installation of the VMware Workstation Pro 17 on Debian 12 with a step-by-step guide. Also explained the configuration of launching it the first time with the activation process.