LibreELEC will run within all modern versions of VMware.

Some important considerations:

VMware is not an officially supported platform and is supported unofficially as a community effort.
Video playback performance is generally adequate but limited by inherent virtualisation limitations.
Other L1 and L2 hypervisors are not supported as they have proven unreliable  e.g. Virtualbox support constantly broke and was dropped

Typical non production use cases are:

Experienced VMware users wishing to "try LibreELEC before you buy"
Kodi database management
Developer platform for testing