Vmware Fusion 11 Mac Download

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Updated on: 29 OCT 2020

VMware Tools 15 OCT 2020 Build 16938113

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Install the Boot Camp Windows device drivers in the virtual machine. For Mac OS X 10.7 and later, you can use Boot Camp Assistant located in /Applications/Utilities on your Mac to download the Boot Camp drivers. For Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier, use the Mac OS installation disc or Boot Camp drivers disc. VMware Fusion:強力でシンプルな Mac 向け仮想マシン. VMware Fusion Pro と VMware Fusion Player のデスクトップ ハイパーバイザーを使用することで、Mac ユーザーは、Mac 上で Windows をはじめとするさまざまなオペレーティング システム、コンテナ、または Kubernetes クラスタを、再起動することなく Mac.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

  • Added support for Configuring VMware Time Provider for Windows.
  • Added support to Enable Carbon Black Sensor using VMware Tools for Windows.
  • The WDDM driver now supports larger cursors drawn by the VMware SVGA device (up to 128x128 pixels from 64x64 pixels) instead of the software. This requires a virtual machine running hardware version 18 or later. For information on the list of products tied with their respective virtual hardware versions , refer to KB 1003746 and KB 1022060.
  • Added support to enable WDDM driver distribution on Windows Update.
    Note: WDDM driver will be made available through Windows Update service, when the driver publication process completes.
  • Updated openssl version to 1.1.1g.
  • Updated libxml2 version to 2.9.10.
  • Updated WDDM, vsepflt, and vnetwfp drivers for fixes and feature support.
  • Fixed issues mentioned in Resolved Issues section.

Note:

There are two windows graphics issues that are fixed in the VMware Tools 11.2.1 version. So, windows users who are yet to upgrade to VMware Tools 11.2.0 are recommended to install or upgrade to VMware Tools 11.2.1 version instead.
These issues do not impact non-windows users who have installed VMware Tools 11.2.0 version, and they need not update to VMware Tools 11.2.1 version.

Earlier Releases of VMware Tools

  • For earlier releases of VMware Tools, see the VMware Tools Documentation page.

Before You Begin

  • VMware Tools 11.2.0 supports the following guest operating systems:
    • windows.iso supports Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and later.
      • VMware Tools 11.2.0 depends on and ships Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019.
        While preparing the system for VMware Tools 11.2.0 installation, ensure that Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019 is installed on the system as a prerequisite. Installing or upgrading to VMware Tools 11.2.0 is not supported for Windows versions that do not meet the prerequisite and customers should continue to use VMware Tools 10.2.x or older until they can patch or update Windows OS to meet the prerequisites for VMware Tools 11.2.0. Refer to Microsoft's update KB2977003 for latest supported Visual C++ downloads.
      • Windows OS level prerequisites
        • Windows Server 2019
        • Windows Server 2016
        • Windows 10
        • Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft's update KB2919355
        • Windows 8.1 with Microsoft's update KB2919355
        • Windows Server 2012
        • Windows 8
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Microsoft's update KB4474419.
        • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Microsoft's update KB4474419.
    • darwin.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.11 and later.
    • For details on linux.iso, refer to VMware Tools 10.3.22 Release Notes.
    • For details on solaris.iso, refer to VMware Tools 10.3.10 Release Notes.
  • VMware Tools ISO images are frozen for some end of life guest operating systems. Some ISO images are not included with ESXi in the tools-light VIB. For more details, see the VMware Tools Documentation page. All VMware Tools ISO images are available for download from http://my.vmware.com.
  • VMware Tools for Windows: 32-bit and 64-bit installer executable (.exe) files are available for download. These files are provided for easier access and installation of VMware Tools in Windows guest operating systems.

Important note about upgrading to ESXi 6.5 or later

Resolution on incompatibility and general guidelines: While upgrading ESXi hosts to ESXi 6.5 or later, and using older versions of Horizon View Agent, refer to the knowledge base articles:

Internationalization

VMware Tools 11.2.0 is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

Product Support Notice

  • The Windows pre-Vista iso image for VMWare Tools is no longer packaged with ESXi. The Windows pre-Vista iso image is available for download by users who require it. For download information, see the Product Download page.

End of Feature Support Notice

  • Balloon driver has been removed from MacOS VMware Tools 11.1.0.
  • The tar tools (linux.iso) and OSPs shipped with VMware Tools 10.3.x release will continue to be supported. However, releases after VMware Tools 10.3.5 will only include critical and security fixes and no new feature support in these types of VMware Tools (tar tools and OSP's). It is recommended that customers use open-vm-tools for those operating systems that support open-vm-tools. For more information on different types of VMware Tools, see https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/02/understanding-the-three-types-of-vm-tools.html

Compatibility Notes

  • Starting with VMware Tools version 10.2.0, Perl script-based VMware Tools installation for FreeBSD has been discontinued. FreeBSD systems are supported only through the open-vm-tools packages directly available from FreeBSD package repositories. FreeBSD packages for open-vm-tools 10.1.0 and later are available from FreeBSD package repositories.

Guest Operating System Customization Support

The Guest OS Customization Support Matrix provides details about the guest operating systems supported for customization.

Interoperability Matrix

The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware Products.

Installation and Upgrades for this release

VMware Tools can be downloaded from the Product Download page.

The steps to install VMware Tools vary depending on your VMware product and the guest operating system you have installed. For general steps to install VMware Tools in most VMware products, see General VMware Tools installation instructions (1014294).To set up productLocker to point to the shared datastore, see KB 2004018.
For specific instructions to install, upgrade, and configure VMware Tools, see the VMware Tools Documentation page.

Windows guest drivers installed by VMware Tools

VMware Tools 11.2.0 supports the following driver versions on a Windows Guest Operating System.

DriversVMware Tools 11.2.0
Hardware Drivers
vmci

9.8.16.0

vsock

9.8.17.0

pvscsi

1.3.15.0

wddm

8.17.02.0001

vmxnet3

1.8.16.0

vmxnet2

2.2.0.0

vmmouse

12.5.10.0

vmusbmouse

12.5.10.0

vmaudio

5.10.0.3506

efifw1.0.0.0
Software Drivers
vmrawdsk.sys

1.1.5.0

vmmemctl.sys

7.5.5.0

vmhgfs.sys

11.0.42.0

vsepflt.sys

11.2.0.0

vnetWFP.sys

11.2.0.0

glgxi.sys

2.3.0.0

giappdef

2.3.1.0

Security DLL
vmwsu.dll

2.5.0.0

Resolved Issues

  • After VMware Tools is upgraded from 10.1.5 version to 11.1.0 version, getting BSOD with '0x139_3_CORRUPT_LIST_ENTRY_vsepflt' for some VMs.

    When vspepflt driver is installed in an NSX environment, guest VMs crash just after reboot. Guest VMs get BSOD error just after driver loads while it connects to AV solution.

    This issue is fixed in this release. Remove hard subtitles from video.

  • In open-vm-tools (Linux only), a memory leak occurs in disk device mapping information for IDE, SATA or SAS (LSI Logic SAS) disks configured in the guest.

    Due to this issue, the memory usage of vmtoolsd system service gradually increases, which may impact system performance. This problem does not occur when mapping SCSI or NVMe devices.

    This issue is fixed in this release.

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

VMware Tools Issues
  • After upgrading to a new version VMware Tools with installer parameter to remove the NetworkIntrospection feature, old version of vnetflt or vnetWFP driver service still runs.

    After the upgrade, the NetworkIntrospection feature is not present in the system's VMware Tools MSI database, but the feature's vnetflt or vnetWFP driver service still exists.

    Workaround:

    Refer to KB 78016.

    Note: Future tools upgrade from version 11.1.0 to a newer tools version will not have the issue.

  • VMware Tools upgrade fails on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 without SHA-2 code signing support.

    Microsoft has changed Windows driver signing to use SHA-2 algorithm exclusively starting December 3, 2019. Hence, legacy Windows systems without SHA-2 code signing support fails driver signature verification.

    Workaround:

    Refer to KB 78708.

  • AppDefense driver glxgi logs an error in the event viewer.

    AppDefense driver glxgi logs an error in the event viewer similar to the following:

    'The glxgi service failed to start due to the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.'

    The events are observed when Guest Integrity is disabled.

    Workaround:

    These events do not impact the system and are safe to ignore.

  • Installing or upgrading versions earlier than VMware Tools 10.3.0 to VMware Tools 11.1.x might take longer and Windows OS might need a restart.

    Installation process might appear to be in progress and displays a message similar to the following:
    'Preparing 'VMware Tools' for installation..'

    During this process, the user might be prompted to restart the operating system.

    For more information, see KB 55798.

VMware Tools Issues in VMware Workstation or Fusion
  • Shared Folders mount is unavailable on Linux VM.

    If the Shared Folders feature is enabled on a Linux VM while it is powered off, shared folders mount is not available on restart.

    Note: This issue is applicable for VMware Tools running on Workstation and Fusion.

    Workaround:

    If the VM is powered on, disable and enable the Shared Folders feature from the interface.
    For resolving the issue permanently, edit /etc/fstab and add an entry to mount the Shared Folders automatically on boot.
    For example, add the line:
    vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs fuse defaults,allow_other 0 0

  • Drag functionality fails to work in Ubuntu.

    Drag functionality fails to work in Ubuntu 16.04.4 32-bit virtual machine installed using easy install. Also, failure of copy and paste functionality is observed in the same system.

    Note: This issue is applicable for VMware Tools running on Workstation and Fusion.

    Workaround:

    • Add the modprobe.blacklist=vmwgfx linux kernel boot option.
    • To gain access to larger resolutions, remove svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware = 'TRUE' option from the VMX file.
VMware Tools Issue in VMware Horizon
  • WDDM driver fails on Windows Update installation when Horizon Agent is installed on W8/8.1/WS2008R2.

    When Horizon Agent is installed on W8/8.1/WS2008R2, WDDM driver fails on Windows Update installation.

    WDDM driver will be made available through Windows Update service, when the driver publication process completes.

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Is VMware Fusion 12 Pro a free update?

VMware Fusion 12 Pro is considered a ‘major release’ and as such requires a new license to operate. Customers who currently own licenses for Fusion 10 Pro or Fusion 11 Pro are entitled to discounted upgrade pricing. Customers on older versions of Fusion (8.x and earlier) must purchase a new license to use Fusion 12 Pro

Is VMware Fusion 12 Player a free update?

VMware Fusion 12 is considered a ‘major release’ and as such requires a new license to operate. Fusion 12 Player licenses are available in 2 varieties: Personal or Commercial. Commercial (paid) customers who currently own licenses for Fusion 10 or greater are entitled to discounted upgrade pricing. Commercial customers on older versions of Fusion (8.x and earlier) must purchase a new license. Personal use customers may register for a new free license from this link regardless of the currently owned license.

What programs can I run with VMware Fusion?

VMware Fusion lets you run macOS, Windows, Linux and other x86-based operating systems as virtual machines. Nearly all programs that run on these operating systems will run with VMware Fusion. Programs can range from common productivity suites, like Microsoft Office, to graphics-intensive programs such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks which require DirectX 11, as well as custom applications. Fusion Player and Fusion Pro can both also run containers and Kubernetes clusters with the built-in CLI ‘vctl.’

Can I play 3D games in a virtual machine?

Yes, VMware Fusion 12 has 3D hardware-accelerated graphics support.

For Windows VMs Fusion now supports DirectX 11 (with Shader Model 5.0) and earlier.

For Windows and Linux guests Fusion provides OpenGL 4.1 capabilities.

Fusion uses Apple Metal graphics technology to render 3D hardware-accelerated graphics to virtual machines on compatible Mac systems.

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See VMware Fusion system requirements for details.

Do I need Apple Boot Camp to install VMware Fusion?

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Boot Camp is not required to run Windows on a Mac with VMware Fusion. However, if you already have Windows installed as a Boot Camp partition, VMware Fusion can easily create a Windows virtual machine based on your Boot Camp Windows installation. This will allow you to run Windows programs side-by-side with your Mac applications without having to reboot your Mac.

Can I migrate Parallels Desktop for Mac virtual machines to VMware Fusion?

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Yes. VMware Fusion 12 can import Parallels Desktop for Mac (up to version 15) based virtual machines. Simply launch VMware Fusion, go to the File menu, select ‘Import’, select your virtual machine setting’s file, and click ‘Import’.

Will VMware Fusion 12 slow down my Mac?

When not running virtual machines, VMware Fusion 12 has no impact on your Mac’s overall performance. The impact on performance while running virtual machines, containers and Kubernetes clusters will mainly depend on the type of applications bring run, how many virtual machines/containers are running at the same time, how much RAM is available on your Mac, the speed of your CPU (GHz) and the speed of your storage. SSD-based Macs are recommended for optimal performance

Vmware Fusion 11 Mac Download

See VMware Fusion system requirements for details.

Can I access and use USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 devices?

Yes. VMware Fusion supports USB 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and now 3.1 devices.

Does VMware Fusion 12 support Retina or 6K displays?

Yes, VMware Fusion 12 supports Retina and 6K display Macs for a crisp and detailed experience of your Windows programs. Fusion 12 ensures you get a seamless experience when running Windows across Retina, 4K, 5K, 6K and non-Retina displays.

Can I use multiple displays with VMware Fusion?

Yes, VMware Fusion 12 supports up to 10 displays in both full screen and Unity views.

Can I access Thunderbolt hard drives in Windows?

Thunderbolt ports cannot be directly forwarded to Windows VM’s the same way that USB works. However, you can still access your Thunderbolt hard drives in VMware Fusion by mapping the hard drive to a VMware Shared Folder. Go to the Virtual Machine menu, select ‘Shared Folders’ and select ‘Add Shared Folder’. Select your Thunderbolt hard drive and click ‘Open’ to assign your Thunderbolt disk to the shared folder. To access your Thunderbolt hard drive in Windows, go to ‘VMware Shared Folders’ shortcut on the desktop and select your Thunderbolt hard disk.

How many CPUs can I assign to a virtual machine?

You can assign up to 32 Virtual CPUs to a Fusion 12 virtual machine (requires at least 16 physical cores), so the virtual machine can harness the full power of a Mac using the latest Intel processors. It’s recommended that sufficient resources are not allocated to virtual machines to ensure smooth host operation. For example, on a Mac with 6 cores, it would be unadvisable to assign more than 4 cores to a virtual machine. Application requirements vary, so experiment with your settings to find a balance.