VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion
11.5.0

4.2

VMware Fusion free download for Mac

VMware Fusion

11.5.0
21 September 2019

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 11.5.0 (Build 14634996):

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

  • Support for the following operating systems as guest:
    • Windows 10 19H2
    • macOS 10.15
    • Debian 10.0/10.1
    • Debian 9.11
    • Oracle Linux 8.0
    • SLE 15 SP1
    • FreeBSD 12.0
    • PhotonOS 3.0
  • Dark Mode: Fusion changes to a dark theme when Dark mode is enabled on your Mac. When Dark Mode Synchronization is enabled, the Light mode/Dark mode settings on the host system is synchronized automatically to the guest operating system.
  • Sidecar support: You can use iPad as a second display for your virtual machine. For more information about macOS Sidecar, see Apple.
  • Jumbo frame support: Virtual networks can now be configured with MTU size of up to 9194 bytes (Fusion Pro only).
  • PVSCI device support: PVSCSI adapter is now officially supported by Fusion, which enhances the compatibility for virtual machine migration between Fusion and vSphere.
  • Open VM Tools is the default VMware Tools for applicable Linux virtual machine: For more information, see Fusion 11.5 product documentation.
  • Performance improvements, bug fixes and security updates.
  • Complete list of changes can be found here

330 VMware Fusion Reviews

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Jimw
26 August 2013

Most helpful

I began emulation with Parallels. However whenever there was a new version updating or upgrading was a nightmare with nothing but problems. Getting support was also very frustrating. Several years ago I switched to Fusion and have never looked back. Since then emulation has had few hiccups which were satisfactorily resolved. Updates and upgrades have be smooth and simple. It allows me to just do my work without worrying about the emulator and any associated issues. Any issues have been Windows related. This is why I give it my highest rating.
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Version 5.0.3
Macinman
22 September 2019
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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Version 11.5.0
ben-stamp
21 September 2019
For me the best VM client.
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Version 11.5.0
Mcr
24 July 2019
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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Version 11.1.0
OS Requirements is wrong: 11.0 now requires OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or later.
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Version 11.1.0
djcz
10 May 2019
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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Version 11.0.3
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djcz
djcz
15 May 2019
After leaving a review of version 11.0.3, version 11.1.0 arrived today. Since it's only been a few days, I figured I'd give it a try. Installed and still receive the "Internal Error" message, along with all the same bogus messages from the previous version. It's sad that a company as large as VMware can't be bothered to fix software that they charge money for.
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Mcr
Mcr
24 July 2019
@djcz - I have been running VMWare Fusion since version 6 through 11, on all kinds of Macs, from Snow Leopard to Mojave. Never, and I'm not lying, never had an 'Internal Error' on startup in all these years, different versions of Fusion, different versions of macOS, dozens of different Mac models (personal, work, family and friends machines). I don't get the "Allow apps.....' warning either. For guest virtual machines, I have installed and run every version of Windows from 3.0 to 10, desktop and server, every version of macOS from Snow Leopard to Mojave, numerous Linux distros, even DOS 6.22 and old IBM OS/2. In all these combinations, never an Internal Error, ever.

I'm not dismissing the fact that you are having issues, and that is unfortunate, but I don't believe these are systemic issues, but are specific to your environment. Because in reality, if these issues were systemic, then MANY more users would be experiencing the same, and we'd hear about it, more importantly VMWare would likely be able to reproduce it and thus fix it.

Some suggestions before you give up on Fusion...., create a new partition on your drive or get an external drive, and do a fresh install of whatever macOS you use on the new partition or external drive. Your 'regular' working system won't be at risk at all. AFter the fresh install of macOS, don't install any other apps, add ons, tweaks etc, don't change or add anything, just install Fusion, that's it, and load a saved VM image. If no errors, then something about your everyday working system may be causing the errors. If you get the same errors, then possibly the VM image(s) you use are corrupted. To confirm that, install a new one virtual machine, like a copy of macOS or Windows from scratch. Don't worry about activation, you just want to test if it runs. If no issues, then that suggests your working images might be corrupted, either literally in the file image itself, or internally in the operating system running within the VM.

These are just suggestions, peace, and good luck.
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Mcr
20 December 2018
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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Version 11.0.2
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
07 February 2019
Nvidia has developed drivers to make their GPUs compatible with Vulkan, for Windows and Linux. So why not for macOS? Ask Apple. ? Recently, it has become apparent that Apple is not good relations with Nvidia and don't care to have their drivers. Those of us with Nvidia GPU Macs get to suffer the consequences. :-P
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Libertyforall1776
15 August 2018
Keyboard and mouse inputs are not working for me in VMs in this version, on latest Mojave public beta. :(
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Version 10.1.3
Macinman
24 May 2018
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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Version 10.1.2
MicheleB
13 February 2018
Doesn't run on my 2016 Macbook Pro - maybe it has to do with 10.13.3 security updates? Whatever; I used this app a lot and was satisfied until now, but this is worst case scenario - I need to be able to update, configure client VMs, and VMWare Support doesn't seem to be able to help me. Not good. 2 stars for now, because it served me well over quite some years and still hoping, this will be fixed soon.
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Version 10.1.1
VLtom
25 January 2018
I use v8 for running older OSX versions. Any good reason why I should upgrade to v10?
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Version 10.1.1
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4.2

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  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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