How to Install VMware Workstation Player on CentOS 7

To practice systems or administration networks you need to work in labs with real equipment 

But in my situation i like to work on it at home 

So i’m using virtual machines , its so useful and helpful 

in this tutorial i explain to you how to install a virtual machine (VMware Workstation Player) support on centos 7 machine ,


  • 1.3GHz or faster 64-bit CPU.
  • 2 GB RAM memory minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended

Installing VMware Workstation Player on CentOS

At the time of writing this article, the latest version of VMware Workstation Player is version 15.0.2.

  • Download VMware Workstation Player

use wget command 

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

Once the download is completed make the installation file executable using the following chmod command:

$chmod +x getplayer-linux

  • Install VMware Workstation Player

After execution of chmod command


$sudo ./getplayer-linux

A screen similar to the following will be displayed. Accept the terms in the license agreement and click on the Next button.

Tape Yes if you like to check the update on every startup

Select No and clique on next 

If you don’t have a license key, leave the field empty and click on the Next button.

Click on the Install button.

The installation may take several minutes. During the installation, you will see information about the progress. Once completed the following screen will appear informing you that the VMware Workstation Player is successfully installed.

  •  Start VMware Workstation Player

Now that VMware Workstation Player is installed on your CentOS system you can launch it by clicking on the VMware Player icon (Applications -> System Tools -> VMware Workstation Player).

When you start VMware Player for the first time, a window like the following will appear asking you whether you like to use VMware Workstation Player free for personal non-commercial use or enter a license.

Make your selection, click on the OK button and the VMware Player application will start.

At this point, you have successfully installed VMware Workstation Player on your CentOS system. You can now explore the application options and create your first virtual machine.


My name is Allen THOMPSON. I will be posting instruction guides, how-to, troubleshooting tips and tricks on Linux, Networks telecom, hardware, security and web. My focus is to write articles that will either teach you or help you resolve a problem.

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