Apple’s “one more thing” event on November 10, 2020, revealed the first Mac computers powered by the Apple M1 chip. Parallels is excited to see the performance, power efficiency, and virtualization features that are brought to the Mac with the Apple M1 chip. Advisory: VMware Fusion does not yet work on Apple's new M1 chip. Apple has released their latest hardware with their new M1 chip. VMware has released Fusion 12 (and patch 12.1) - software that allows Mac users to run Windows 10 virtual machines on their macOS devices - to address compatibility issues with Big Sur, but has not yet released a version or an update to address compatibility issues. We've reached out to VMWare for more information about when it's looking to add support for the M1 chip to VMWare Fusion and what it has planned for Apple's custom silicon in the future. This is still a no but VMware is actively working on a fix/update with no ETA. Have two of three macbooks running fusion 12 but the 3rd one is a has the m1 chip yielding an unsuccessful installation.
Advisory: VMware Fusion does not yet work on Apple's new M1 chip
Apple has released their latest hardware with their new M1 chip. VMware has released Fusion 12 (and patch 12.1) - software that allows Mac users to run Windows 10 virtual machines on their macOS devices - to address compatibility issues with Big Sur, but has not yet released a version or an update to address compatibility issues with Apple's new M1 chip.
From VMware (December 2020):
How do macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon affect VMware Fusion?
As announced in August 2020, VMware released an update to Fusion that includes support for Big Sur and several other upgrades. Fusion 12 uses kernel extensions on macOS Catalina but supports macOS Big Sur using Apple’s hypervisor and APIs to run its virtual machines and containers. Fusion 12 includes other upgrades like eGPU compatibility, support for running and building container-based apps, Kubernetes clusters and more. Check out our blog post titled “Ready for Testing: Updated Tech Preview with Big Sur Support” for more information.
The other big question is how M1 chips in host devices will affect guest VMs on Fusion running Windows and other x86 operating systems. Our colleagues over on the Fusion team have said “While we’re not quite ready to announce our timeline, we’re happy to say that we are committed to delivering VMware virtual machines on Apple Silicon!” So, stay tuned to the VMware Fusion Blog and Twitter account for the latest.
The latest version of Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub (20.11) requires Rosetta 2 on Macs with new Apple Silicon hardware.
However, we have recently discovered that the new 'M1' Macs may not always have Rosetta 2 installed by default on macOS, especially after a wipe and reinstall. If installing an Intel-only compiled binary like Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub before Rosetta, the app will fail to launch. This is a behavior we did not encounter during early beta cycles as Rosetta was pre-installed.
To mitigate this potential scenario, we have released a 20.11.1 patch for Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub on December 8, which will perform a check during pre-installation. This check will determine whether the device has an Apple Silicon architecture and Rosetta installed.
If Rosetta is missing, Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub will run the following command to initiate the installation process:
/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license
After installing Rosetta, the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub installation process will proceed.
A note on Universal macOS binaries
For an app to run natively on Apple Silicon hardware without the need for the Rosetta translation layer, Apple has provided developers a way to rebuild apps as Universal binaries, which can run natively on both Apple Silicon and Intel-based Mac computers.
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VMware is actively working on converting the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub and all other Workspace ONE apps for macOS to Universal binaries.
12/16 Update - VMware is still actively committed to building Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub as a Universal app. Our primary blockers for doing so is the release of a FIPS compliant OpenSSL library that is Universal compatible. We're actively tracking the development of the module to be completed ASAP.