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Install and configure VMware Workstation.


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Version information

  • 2.0.0 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Apr 9th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'mmarseglia-vmware_workstation', '2.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add mmarseglia-vmware_workstation
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install mmarseglia-vmware_workstation --version 2.0.0

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mmarseglia/vmware_workstation — version 2.0.0 Apr 9th 2020


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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with vmware_workstation
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Installs VMware Workstation on Linux.

Module Description

Install and configure VMware Workstation installation on Linux. By default will install VMware Workstation without license key, 30-day trial.


What vmware_workstation affects

  • Installs VMware Workstation binaries.
  • Cannot be installed along side any VMware products except vSphere Client, vCenter Converter Standalone.

Beginning with vmware_workstation

Install with defaults:

include vmware_workstation

Remove VMware Workstation

class { 'vmware_workstation' : ensure => absent, }


You can control how VMware Workstation is installed.

[ensure] Must be 'installed' or 'absent'.

[serial_number] Optional. Set the serial number for VMware Workstation. If this is left blank then VMware Workstation will expire after 30 days. A warning is issued during installation.

[url] Optional. URL to download VMware workstation from. Defaults to

[version] Optional. Version of VMware Workstation to download. Default 11.1.0-2496824

[cache_dir] Optional. Wget will keep a cached copy of the installer on the server and only re-download if the date/time stamp of the source changes. Default /var/cache/wget

[destination] Optional. Save location for wget to save installer to. Default /tmp/

[filename] Optional. Name of the VMware Workstation installer to download. Default VMware-Workstation-Full-${version}.${::architecture}.bundle or VMware-workstation-full-${version}.exe

[install_options] Optional. Installation options for VMware Workstation. See VMware documentation. Default silent install, accept EULA, ignore errors. Reference

This module uses two facts to ensure VMware Workstation can be installed.

$architecture is checked to ensure the node is 64-bit. VMware Workstation can only be installed on a 64-bit OS.

$memorytotal_mb is checked to ensure total node memory is greater than 2GB. VMware Workstation requires at least 2GB total memory. module is used to fetch the VMware Workstation installer from the default URL.

An exec calls the VMware workstation installer with the default installation options. If you choose to override the default options you must specify ALL installation options, including Accept EULA, silent install, etc.


Tested on CentOS6.5.

Some code written to accomodate Windows but it is incomplete and not tested.


Fork and send a pull request or submit an issue via Github to contribute.

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc