Topic Name : vmware Command Options
Publication Name : Using VMware Workstation Pro
Product/Version : VMware Workstation Pro/15.0
start vm at boot
I would like to have an instance start at boot time on RHEL 7.
I have a line in /etc/rc.local
vmrun -T ws start /path/to/vm.vmx nogui
This worked in previous version of vmware workstation pro. Lately, I've had to run the above by hand after the system is up.
Has anyone set up systemd scripts to start a vmware instance at boot?
You might have your reasons to use vmrun, but have you considered using the built-in alternative?
Eg. "Shared virtual machines".
That's VMware Workstation's supported method for starting VMs when the host boots.