Name: VMware Fusion Pro
Version: 8.5.4 Extended Edition
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version:OS X 10.9 or later (OS X 10.11 recommended)
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Keymaker (The Shark)
Web Site: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion-pro
VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro--the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting--include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 8 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to connect to VMware vCloud Air, IPv6 support for both bridged networks and IPv6-to-IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT), improved integration with VMware vSphere and support for several new Linux distributions and other operating systems.
What's New in Version 8.5.4:
Using vmrun commands to perform guest operations inside a Mac virtual machine fail:
- When you use a vmrun command, such as vmrun runProgramInGuest/copyFileFromHostToGuest/listProcessesInGuest, to perform guest operations inside a Mac virtual machine, the command fails with the the following error: Error: Authentication failure or insufficient permissions in guest operating system. All subsequent attempts to run the same command fail with the following error: Error: Invalid user name or password for the guest OS.
You cannot use shared folders in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 virtual machine:
- After enabling and adding a shared folder to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 virtual machine, none of the added shared folders are available in the /mnt/hgfs directory in the virtual machine.
After users execute Active FTP in the guest operating system, the vmnat.exe process continues to use a TCP port of the host:
- The vmnat.exe process consumes a new TCP port on the host when users execute Active FTP on the guest. The process does not release the TCP port even when the FTP session is closed.
ThinPrint technology does not work in a Windows XP guest operating system with VMware Tools 10.0.10:
- When users use a Windows XP guest with VMware Tools 10.0.10, they cannot see host printers that are mapped to the guest with ThinPrint technology. This issue is resolved with VMware Tools 10.0.12 when you perform a clean installation. Upgrading from VMware Tools 10.0.10 to 10.0.12 does not resolve the issue.