Uninstalling VMware Workstation from a Linux Host

This article provides the simple steps needed to uninstall the VMware workstation from a Linux host. You must run the command from a Linux server which has the VMware workstation installed.


Verify that you ahve root (super-user) access to the linux system


  1. Log in to the Linux server with the username that you use when yo run the workstation
  2. become root/super-user, for example:
    % su root
    % sudo sh
    The command that you use depends on the Linux distribution and configuration
  3. In a terminal window, type:
    # vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation
  4. Click Next to begin uninstalling VMWare workstation