You can use command line installation options to install Workstation on a Linux host system.

To use the installation options, you must be logged in as root. Exit from the root account after the installation is finished.

Linux Command Line Installation Options




Opens the GUI-based VMware installer, which is the default option.


Enables you to use the terminal for installation.


Use this option to customize the following installation settings.

The locations of the installation directories.

The user who will initially connect to VMware Workstation Server. This user can create and manage shared virtual machines.

The hard limit for the number of open file descriptors.

The location of the shared virtual machines directory.

The HTTPS port that VMware Workstation Server uses on the host system.


Shows installation questions that have not been answered before or are required. This is the default option.


Shows the license agreement only and then proceeds to install Workstation.

--ignore-errors or -I

Allows the installation to continue even if there is an error in one of the installer scripts. Because the section that has an error does not complete, the component might not be properly configured