Regularly, I'm getting an error message from VMware workstation when my tmp directory consume the whole partition space. This freezes the running machines and closes all machines.

So I decided to change VMware default directory to another disk.

Step #1 | Close VMware workstation

First, close VMware workstation and make sure that there is no background process running.

Step #2 | Edit Vmware Configurations

Open to vmware configuration file as root user using your favorite editor.

nano /etc/vmware/config

Then add the following line.

tmpDirectory = "/your/new/vmtmp/"

Note: It's recommended to make a new directory and not make the temp files hanging with your other files.

Step #3 | Run VMware Workstation

Now run VMware workstation and fire-up a machine. You'll immediately see a new directory being created for that machine