Package Details: vmware-workstation 15.0.2-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/vmware-workstation.git (read-only)
Package Base: vmware-workstation
Description: The industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single Linux PC.
Upstream URL: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-for-linux.html
Keywords: dkms ovftool player vmplayer vmware workstation
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vmware-modules-dkms, vmware-ovftool, vmware-patch, vmware-systemd-services
Provides: vmware-ovftool
Submitter: Synthead
Maintainer: jihem
Last Packager: jihem
Votes: 76
Popularity: 6.690033
First Submitted: 2017-02-10 19:04
Last Updated: 2018-11-23 22:56

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Sources (24)

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jihem commented on 2017-10-22 09:29

After the first installation, please:

1) reboot or load vmw_vmci and vmmon kernel modules (modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon)

2) Enable the services you need:

  • vmware-networks.service: to have network access in VMs

  • vmware-usbarbitrator.service: to connect USB devices inside VMs

  • vmware-hostd.service: to share VMs on the network

For people who would stay on VMware 14, you can switch to vmware-workstation14 package.

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vay3t commented on 2018-12-07 14:04

i have this problem

$ sudo systemctl start vmware-networks
Job for vmware-networks.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See "systemctl status vmware-networks.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
$ uname -a
Linux 4.19.4-arch1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 23 09:06:58 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

i have installed linux and linux-headers

logs:

dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation sudo[3779]:    vay3t : TTY=pts/2 ; PWD=/home/vay3t ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/systemctl start vmware-networks
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation sudo[3779]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation systemd[1]: Starting VMware Networks...
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has begun start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has begun starting up.
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: Bridge process created.
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:eth0 index:2 flags:0x00001002
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:wlan0 index:3 flags:0x00011043
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: Adding interface wlan0 index:3
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: Started bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: RTM_NEWROUTE: index:3
dic 07 11:16:08 hydraStation vmware-networks[3783]: Subnet on vmnet8 is no longer available for usage, please run the network editor to reconfigure different subnet
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd-udevd[3796]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmware-networks[3783]: Failed to start some/all services
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmware-networks[3783]: Started Bridge networking on vmnet0
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmware-networks[3783]: Enabled hostonly virtual adapter on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmware-networks[3783]: Started DHCP service on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: Stopped bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3785]: Bridge process exiting.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd[1]: Failed to start VMware Networks.
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has failed.
-- 
-- The result is failed.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1544192169.278:64): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation sudo[3779]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 1.
-- Subject: Automatic restarting of a unit has been scheduled
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Automatic restarting of the unit vmware-networks.service has been scheduled, as the result for
-- the configured Restart= setting for the unit.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd[1]: Stopped VMware Networks.
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has finished shutting down
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has finished shutting down.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation systemd[1]: Starting VMware Networks...
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has begun start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has begun starting up.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1544192169.568:65): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1544192169.568:66): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: Bridge process created.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:eth0 index:2 flags:0x00001002
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:wlan0 index:3 flags:0x00011043
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: Adding interface wlan0 index:3
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: Started bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:09 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: RTM_NEWROUTE: index:3
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmware-networks[3805]: Subnet on vmnet8 is no longer available for usage, please run the network editor to reconfigure different subnet
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd-udevd[3818]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmware-networks[3805]: Failed to start some/all services
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmware-networks[3805]: Started Bridge networking on vmnet0
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmware-networks[3805]: Enabled hostonly virtual adapter on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmware-networks[3805]: Started DHCP service on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: Stopped bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3807]: Bridge process exiting.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd[1]: Failed to start VMware Networks.
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has failed.
-- 
-- The result is failed.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1544192170.621:67): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 2.
-- Subject: Automatic restarting of a unit has been scheduled
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Automatic restarting of the unit vmware-networks.service has been scheduled, as the result for
-- the configured Restart= setting for the unit.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd[1]: Stopped VMware Networks.
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has finished shutting down
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has finished shutting down.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation systemd[1]: Starting VMware Networks...
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has begun start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has begun starting up.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1544192170.818:68): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1544192170.818:69): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: Bridge process created.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:eth0 index:2 flags:0x00001002
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:wlan0 index:3 flags:0x00011043
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: Adding interface wlan0 index:3
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: Started bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:10 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: RTM_NEWROUTE: index:3
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation vmware-networks[3827]: Subnet on vmnet8 is no longer available for usage, please run the network editor to reconfigure different subnet
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation systemd-udevd[3841]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation vmware-networks[3827]: Failed to start some/all services
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation vmware-networks[3827]: Started Bridge networking on vmnet0
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation vmware-networks[3827]: Enabled hostonly virtual adapter on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation vmware-networks[3827]: Started DHCP service on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: Stopped bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3830]: Bridge process exiting.
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation systemd[1]: Failed to start VMware Networks.
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has failed.
-- 
-- The result is failed.
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
dic 07 11:16:11 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1544192171.888:70): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 3.
-- Subject: Automatic restarting of a unit has been scheduled
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Automatic restarting of the unit vmware-networks.service has been scheduled, as the result for
-- the configured Restart= setting for the unit.
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation systemd[1]: Stopped VMware Networks.
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has finished shutting down
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has finished shutting down.
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation systemd[1]: Starting VMware Networks...
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has begun start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has begun starting up.
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1544192172.068:71): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1131 audit(1544192172.068:72): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: Bridge process created.
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:eth0 index:2 flags:0x00001002
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: RTM_NEWLINK: name:wlan0 index:3 flags:0x00011043
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: Adding interface wlan0 index:3
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: Started bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: RTM_NEWROUTE: index:3
dic 07 11:16:12 hydraStation vmware-networks[3849]: Subnet on vmnet8 is no longer available for usage, please run the network editor to reconfigure different subnet
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation systemd-udevd[3863]: link_config: autonegotiation is unset or enabled, the speed and duplex are not writable.
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation vmware-networks[3849]: Failed to start some/all services
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation vmware-networks[3849]: Started Bridge networking on vmnet0
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation vmware-networks[3849]: Enabled hostonly virtual adapter on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation vmware-networks[3849]: Started DHCP service on vmnet1
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: Stopped bridge wlan0 to virtual network 0.
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation vmnetBridge[3851]: Bridge process exiting.
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation systemd[1]: vmware-networks.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation systemd[1]: Failed to start VMware Networks.
-- Subject: Unit vmware-networks.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit vmware-networks.service has failed.
-- 
-- The result is failed.
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'
dic 07 11:16:13 hydraStation kernel: audit: type=1130 audit(1544192173.138:73): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=vmware-networks comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'

friday commented on 2018-11-25 12:29

Just discovered the MacOS support easter egg, so I don't have to apply the patch manually after upgrading any more, if I just add the right variable to /etc/makepkg.conf. This is awesome. Thank you jihem!

phoeven commented on 2018-10-30 23:19

The issue got indeed fixed with the (re)installation of the linux-headers and (unfortunately) used the official bundle (I still received errors the "Missing kernel headers" when using yaourt): Name : linux316-headers Version : 3.16.59-1

Thanks for the help, guys!

MisterPresident commented on 2018-10-23 12:57

jihem: Thank you. Activating with the terminal worked perfectly.

MisterPresident commented on 2018-10-23 12:57

jihem: Thank you. Activating with the terminal worked perfectly.

jihem commented on 2018-10-21 13:29

beci: because some people don't use the default kernel and they need to install another package: for example linux-lts-headers for Linux LTS, linux-zen-headers for Linux Zen... The virtualbox-host-dkms package also put linux-headers as optional dependency.

If I try to install VMware on a vanilla Arch without kernel headers, I have a different message: "==> Unable to install module vmware-workstation/15.0.0_10134415 for kernel *: Missing kernel headers."

beci commented on 2018-10-21 12:10

Why the linux-headers is optional? I got the same error for vmmon on vanilla arch install too. With kernel headers it's fine.

phoeven: try to (re)install the up to date kernel headers:

sudo pacman -S linux-headers

jihem commented on 2018-10-17 19:51

phoeven: I don't use Manjaro so my help is very limited. It seems that you use a real time kernel, maybe you should try with a standard kernel.

buzo: phoeven is failing to compile vmmon module, so he cannot load it.

buzo commented on 2018-10-17 19:47

You can find detailed information about installation and configuration in the Wiki.

buzo commented on 2018-10-17 14:41

phoeven: This is Arch Linux, you won't get much support for Manjaro here. Besides, did you read the pinned comment, especially #1 there?