The steps outlined in these online guides are pretty straight forward whether your setup is on-premises or SaaS. At the minimum, you would set up a database, a device services server and a web console server for the basic MDM feature. As long as you meet the pre-requisites before running the installer, you should be fine.
Honestly get trained and certified before performing a trial & error installation of WS1 UEM. Course is worth it’s money and I think you have to own an accreditation to install a „supported„ instance on-prem.
VMware Workspace ONE: Deploy and Manage [V20.x]
There was a time (as it was called Airwatch) where access to the on-prem binaries was only granted if an Expert accreditation was reached, for good reasons imho.