I recently encountered a minor issue attempting to create additional VMs in VMWare Workstation 14 on Ubuntu. The error I received suggested there wasn’t enough memory free to power on an additional VM but the host has 32GB of RAM and I’d allocated 20GB across all VMs.
Inspecting the /etc/vmware/config file revealed the value:
prefvmx.allVMMemoryLimit = "12954"
Which is a hard upper limit for all VMs, adjusting it to the following with VMWare closed and then start VMWare resolved the problem:
prefvmx.allVMMemoryLimit = "20480"