Vmware AFAIK requires source code patching before use on kernel > 49
That said - I cannot get it run under 4.4 or 4.8 or 4.9 - workstation pro 12.5.3
Installing the latest 12.5.4 made all the service start when doing
/etc/init.d/vmware start -but the rest does not work on any kernel. Very annoying.
I also had a look at the patches that exist for vmmon and vmnet but these module are patched so I am in the dark myself.
I also had a look at the vmware installer log - which contains something like ‘this is a kvm enabled system and vmware cannot run’. I cannot find what that message is supposed to mean other than the obvious which I don’t have installed. Vmware and VirtualBox usually don’t have a problem on coexist.
Also tried vmware-modconfig --console -install-all` no luck
Out of pure annoyance and irritation I have decided to reinstall my workstation so I will be back.
This has be tried when back
ln -s wssc-adminTool /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-wssc-adminTool
Then on a fresh install it still doesn’t work but I found the answer.
The answer is on Vmware communites forum