VMware Fusion gives Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting. Fusion is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.
Run Nearly Any Operating System on a Mac
Running Windows on Mac is only the beginning. VMware Fusion lets you choose from hundreds of supported operating systems, from lesser-known Linux distributions to the latest Windows 10 release.
Connect to VMware vSphere
Securely connect with vSphere, ESXi and Workstation servers to launch, control and manage both virtual machines (VMs) and physical hosts. Thanks to the common VMware platform, VMs can be easily transferred from the vSphere data center to the Mac desktop and then run in Fusion.
Develop and Test for Any Platform
Fusion makes it simple to test nearly any OS and app on a Mac. Build and test apps in a sandbox while securely sharing local source files and folders. Fusion Pro now includes a RESTful API to integrate with modern development tools like Docker, Vagrant, Ansible, Chef, and others to fit the power of VMware into today’s Agile and DevOps-oriented production pipelines.
Design and Demo Complex Solutions
With the ability to run an entire virtual cloud stack on a single Mac, solution architects can demonstrate their entire software solution in real time, with safe rollback points to return to known configurations. Fully express the story of your software journey by running all of its components on a single notebook to show the world.
WHAT’S NEW :
Professionals Run Windows on Mac with Fusion Pro
Fusion 8 Pro lets Mac users take advantage of Windows 10 features like the all new Edge browser, or strike up a conversation with Cortana, the all-new personal digital assistant, even while Fusion is running in the background. With support for over 200 operating systems including Windows 10, Fusion 8 Pro delivers unsurpassed platform compatibility and integration with the VMware ecosystem.
Expiring Virtual Machines
For workers assigned to short-term projects, temporary employees, or for a software evaluation, create restricted virtual machines that expire at a predefined date and time. When powered on, the virtual machine will query the server at specified time intervals, storing the current system time in the restricted virtual machine’s policy file as the last trusted timestamp. An expired virtual machine will automatically suspend and will not restart without administrator intervention.
Minimum System Requirements
- Any 64bit capable Intel® Mac® (Compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7 processors or better)
- Minimum 4GB of RAM
- 750MB free disk space for VMware Fusion and at least 5GB for each virtual machine
- Mac OS X 10.9.0 or later
- Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for virtual machines
- Microsoft Windows is not included with VMware Fusion
- Recommended graphics hardware for Windows DirectX 10 or OpenGL 3.3 includes NVIDIA 8600M or better and ATI 2600 or better
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What’s New in VMware Fusion Pro 11.0.0 Build 10120384
- Performance improvements for virtual NVMe storage
New guest operating system support:
- Windows 10 1803
- Ubuntu 18.04
- macOS 10.14
- Fedora 28
- RHEL 7.5
- CentOS 7.5
- Debian 9.5
- OpenSuse Leap 15.0
- FreeBSD 11.2
- ESXi 6.7
- DirectX 10.1 support is added for Fusion 11. DirectX 10.1 is an incremental update of DirectX 10.0. It provides higher visual quality through the support of multisample antialiasing (MSAA). DirectX 10.1 also supports Shader Model 4.1 and Cubemap Array.
Hardware requirements for DirectX 10.1:
- MacBook (early 2015 or later)
- MacBook Air (mid 2012 or later)
- MacBook Pro (mid 2012 or later)
- Mac Mini (late 2012 or later)
- iMac (late 2012 or later)
- Mac Pro (late 2013 and later)
- Metal renderer should be supported by the macOS host
- macOS 10.13.0 and later
VMware hardware version 16:
- The maximum amount of graphics memory is now bumped up to 3072 MB.
Hosts and Clusters view when you connect to vCenter (Fusion 11 Pro only):
- Fusion 11 adds a new Hosts and Clusters view when you connect to a vCenter Server from Fusion. You can easily toggle between VM view and Hosts and Clusters view.
vSphere 6.7 support:
- You can now connect to a vSphere 6.7 vCenter Server or ESXi 6.7 host directly. You can also import VCSA 6.7 within Fusion 11.
New Applications menu:
Fusion 11 provides a brand-new design Applications menu to do more than simply launching applications from within the guest:
- Creation of new virtual machines
- Virtual machine power operations
- Switching from different views
- Taking snapshots
- Launching virtual machine settings
REST API for networking operations:
Fusion REST API is extended to support the following networking operations:
- create vmnet
- MAC address to IP binding
- get MAC address
Customizable Touch Bar support:
Fusion 11 supports Touch Bar to be customizable in the following scenarios:
- Library window
- Virtual machine window
SSH login to a Linux virtual machine:
- You can now access a Linux virtual machine with SSH provided by Fusion 11. Fusion 11 can remember the user name and password, so virtual machine access is as easy as a mouse click.
User experience improvements:
- Virtual machine title bar With the new virtual machine toolbar, you can now navigate the virtualmachine path and quickly view the full path in a text file or terminal window on the Mac host.
- New default virtual machine location The default virtual machine folder for new installations of Fusion 11 is your home directory/Virtual Machines.