VMWare Workstation cannot compile modules

I upgraded my OpenSUsE 13.x system to the new tumbleweed release (x64 for intel) this week, then I reinstalled VMware Workstation Pro 11. When trying to launch the application the Kernel Module Updater dialog pops up for locating GCC. Giving the right path (/usr/bin/gcc) simply makes the application popping up an error saying “A compatible version of gcc was not found”. Setting GCC path in the CC env variable does not work either.
My system is

openSUSE 20151106 (x86_64)
VERSION = 20151106
CODENAME = Tumbleweed

the GCC installed is

gcc (SUSE Linux) 5.2.1 20151008 [gcc-5-branch revision 228597]

which the same version used to compile the kernel:

Linux version 4.3.0-1-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 5.2.1 20151008 [gcc-5-branch revision 228597] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Nov 2 15:35:09 UTC 2015 (7b374a4)

I’m stuck on this problem and cannot work with my VMs. Hope anybody can helping me fixing the issue.
Thank you

And what was the reason to update to TW?

A very recent (nearly concurrent) thread about VMware Player should also apply to VMware (and all other current VMware products)