I had to check the date of your post two times... VMware Workstation 10 on Windows 7.
Along with Ubuntu 16.04 no less.
That's some serious legacy stuff right there.
If I read that correctly then you have hypervisor abilities in the guest enabled. You might want to disable that.
Also try changing:
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e"
as it might behave better.
Also try without all of your USB devices connected, does it still crash?
For the rest... not sure why your VM is crashing.
The log file doesn't seem to give much hints.
There's a CPU reset somewhere at the start.
Then in the middle this one:
2022-10-26T15:30:36.829-04:00| vcpu-0| I120: MsgHint: msg.monitorevent.halt
2022-10-26T15:30:36.829-04:00| vcpu-0| I120+ The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.
That happens immediately after a USB enumeration, so that might be related.
First thing I would try is to disable bluetooth in the virtual hardware.
Other things you can try for isolating the crashing.. try to disable 3D, remove sound..
Thank you for your speedy reply. I'll try this out later today.