sudo apt update sudo apt install build-essential gcc perl bzip2 dkms make sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade wget /*need gcc 11.4.0*/ # For VMware Player chmod +x VMware-Player-Full-*.x86_64.bundle #For VMware Workstation Pro chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-*.x86_64.bundle #For VMware Player sudo ./VMware-Player-Full-*.x86_64.bundle #For Workstation pro sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-*.x86_64.bundle Git clone the modules as below. git clone cd vmware-host-modules git checkout workstation-17.0.2 make sudo make install sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start Fix the “VMWare Kernel Module Updater” error on Debian In day-to-day use, you may encounter the error “VMWare Kernel Module Updater“. Fix it by cloning the patch code from GitHub as below. sudo apt -y install git git clone Rebuild and install the VMware modules. cd vmware-host-modules make sudo make install Then reboot your system for the changes made to apply. sudo reboot You can install VMware Guest additions/Tools to enable full integration between your host system and the Virtual machine. Install VMware Tools on Debian with the aid of the guide below. make -j$(($(nproc) + 1))