VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion
11.5.6

4.2

VMware Fusion free download for Mac

VMware Fusion11.5.6

07 August 2020

Run Windows apps alongside Mac apps without rebooting.

Overview

VMware Fusion and Fusion Pro - virtualization software for running Windows, Linux, and other systems on a Mac without rebooting. The latest version includes full support for Windows 10, macOS Mojave, and the latest Macs, including the 18-core iMac Pro and MacBook Pro with 6-core Intel i9 CPU.. VMware Fusion support DirectX 10.1 and Enhanced Metal Graphics Rendering Engine. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, up to 3072 MB graphics memory, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.

What's new in VMware Fusion

Version 11.5.6:
What's New

This release of VMware Fusion is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 11 users. This release provides the following:

  • Performance improvements, bug fixes and security updates.
Resolved Issues
Sandisk Extreme SSD device is not recognized in a virtual machine

Unable to connect a Sandisk Extreme SSD device to VM because the device is not recognized in the guest operating system.

This issue is now resolved.

Plug In Action is broken when an iPhone is connected to Windows guest operating system

After the Plug In Action for iPhone is set to Ask what to do, the Ask what to do dialogue box doesn't appear when an iPhone is connected to the Windows guest.

This issue is now resolved.

The VMware Graphics Service crashes and causes the system to crash

When the Use High Performance Graphics for 3D Applications Only option is selected on a Mac which doesn't have dual GPUs (For example: iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro), the VMware Graphics Service crashes.

This issue is now resolved.

Some USB mass storage devices can't be accessed in a virtual machine

After you select the checkbox next to a USB mass storage device in USB & Bluetooth Settings to connect it to a running virtual machine, the virtual machine is unable to access the mass storage device.

This issue is now resolved.

  • Complete list of changes can be found here

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How would you rate VMware Fusion app?

332 Reviews of VMware Fusion

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5
ben-stamp
21 September 2019
Version: 11.5.0

Most helpful

For me the best VM client.
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4
pa-geographer
02 June 2020
Version: 11.5.5
Fusion 11.5.5 requires Mojave 10.14 or later.
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5
Gitte79
13 November 2019
Version: 11.5.1
My go-to VM client tool.
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5
Macinman
22 September 2019
Version: 11.5.0
Macupdate doesn't allow plain comments anymore from what I can see, however, this Review is being posted as a comment. For those, who may not know, to get the free upgrade to 11.5 from 11, You need to download manually from VMware. The auto update treats it as a paid upgrade which is deceptive. I was thrown by this, however I talked to someone from VMware, and he helped me sort it out. Other than that little bit of miscommunication, things work great. Dark mode also looks god with VMWare 11.5 Especially in VMs very unobtrusive when working with guests.
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5
ben-stamp
21 September 2019
Version: 11.5.0
For me the best VM client.
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Mcr
24 July 2019
Version: 11.1.0
Between Wed, July 24 and Friday, July 26, 2019, VMware has a 'Black Friday in July' sale. 30% off Fusion Pro and 20% off regular Fusion, when purchased through their online store. Update pricing also appears to be discounted too; $39.99 instead of $49.99
https://store.vmware.com/store/vmware/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/ThemeID.2485600/productID.5222152200
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3
Chun-Tian-(binghe)
15 May 2019
Version: 11.1.0
OS Requirements is wrong: 11.0 now requires OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or later.
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1
djcz
10 May 2019
Version: 11.0.3
So tired of installing VMware only to find that upon startup of a VM we get the dreaded "Internal Error". After much searching, it seems that nobody has a consistent solution to avoid this problem. Even when contacting VMware technical support directly, their support people don't have a clue and they try to resolve the issue by attempting numerous fixes. Upon startup of VMware, it constantly warns to enable "Allow apps downloaded from: App Store and identified developers", even though it is already enabled. It also shows a generic icon in certain folder views. In my personal opinion, development of this software has gone to trash. Why should we pay for upgrades to this, when all it does is frustrate end users, especially when there are products available like VirtualBox that are just as good, basically more stable and FREE. Sorry VMware, but version 11.0.3 is our last upgrade for this software.
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Mcr
20 December 2018
Version: 11.0.2
Guys, The following article sheds light on why Virtualization systems have not been able to solve the Direct X 11 and higher problem. https://www.parallels.com/blogs/directx-and-parallels-desktop-13/ Now Apple has made no secret that it is deprecating support for OpenGL, that Metal is the future. But Metal would seem NOT to have the necessary APIs or mapping to solve the problem either, as Metal 1.0 has been around since 2014 and Metal 2.0 since mid-2017, plenty of time for Fusion, Parallels, etc, to figure out Direct X 11+ support, ASSUMING Metal 2.0 was capable of solving the issues. So, it would seem Metal 2.0 is still lacking something. I'm not a graphics expert, but my understanding is that Vulkan is possibly the answer to a lot of these cross platform graphics support issues. Metal and DX sitting on top of Vulkan would provide a bridge, across multiple OS platforms; the graphics version of the 'write once, run anywhere' idea.
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Libertyforall1776
15 August 2018
Version: 10.1.3
Keyboard and mouse inputs are not working for me in VMs in this version, on latest Mojave public beta. :(
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Macinman
24 May 2018
Version: 10.1.2
Just thought I would mention: after installing version 10.1.2, Fusion reports as patched from the the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. I use a tool that Steve Gibson wrote located here: https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm I've run it in my copy of windows 10 pro, and what was listed in Red in 10.1.1, is now all green in 10.1.2, and reporting that the hardware and software has been patched.
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