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About VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion is the easiest, fastest, and most reliable way to run Windows and other x86 based operating systems on a Mac without rebooting.
For more information, go to the VMware Fusion Docs website.
Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for prior releases of VMware Fusion 8, click the following links:
VMware Fusion 8.5.9
This update of VMware Fusion exposes hardware support for branch target injection mitigation to VMware guests. This hardware is used by some guest operating systems to mitigate CVE-2018-5715 (also called by the name 'Spectre').
For a guest operating system to use hardware support for branch target injection mitigation, the following steps must be taken:
Please see VMware knowledge base article 52085 for more details.
Vmware Fusion 8
If you are a Apple Mac user you already experienced few issues with your applications due to the enhanced security in the Operating System Updates, I had some issues with my virtual machines, VMware Fusion Virtual Machine black screen appeared after the macOS Catalina update. I thought to share this article with my followers about this issue.
VMware Fusion 8.0.1 VMware Fusion 8.0. This update of VMware Fusion exposes hardware support for branch target injection mitigation to VMware guests. This hardware is used by some guest operating systems to mitigate CVE-2018-5715 (also called by the name 'Spectre'). VMware Fusion delivers the best way to run Windows on the Mac, and the ultimate development and testing tool for building apps to run on any platform. Ready for macOS 11.0 Big Sur, Fusion 12 supports macOS 10.15 Catalina and includes new features for developers, IT admins and everyday users. I have Fusion 8 on a MacBook with OSX Yosemite, V 10.10.5. I get a message that says: New Features are available for your virtual machine. To upgrade, power off this virtual machine and choose 'Virtual MachineSettings.Compatibility' I cannot proceed with using Fusion 8 until I do this upgrade. Uninstall VMware tools from the virtual machine. For Workstation, see the Uninstall VMware Tools section in the Creating Virtual Machines Guide. For Fusion, see the Uninstall VMware Tools section in the VMware Fusion help Guide. Shut down the virtual machine (not suspend). Change the virtual machine's operating system type to Windows 10. Create/Manage Encrypted VM Host Operating Systems Fusion Pro Fusion Player; Windows 10 Host Linux - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE macOS 10.16 and greater Guest Operating Systems Fusion Pro Fusion Player; Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD) Windows 10 Guests macOS Guests Mac Host Specific Features Fusion Pro.
After starting the Virtual Machines, it ended up with a black screen, and unable to navigate through the console.
I have checked the available updates, and there was an update available for “Fusion PRO 11.5“. You might be seen this available updates pop up if you have enabled the auto update checker in your Fusion application. This upgrade process will automatically removes any running previous versions in your macOS. Here is the VMware KB for the upgrade process.
I was using VMware Fusion 11.1.0, this update specifically mentioned that “Ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina” and also I personally loved the “Dark Mode” came with this update. If you are running any application with a Jumbo Frames requirement, this Fusion update is for you.
Just click on the download link appear in the below or click here.
Installer will start the automatically, and just double click on the Fusion icon to begin the installation
Make sure to close any running Fusion window to avoid these prompts
Vm Fusion 8.5 Download
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Vmware Fusion 8 Download
Security warnings will appear due to the Catalina security enhancements, you have to open the app manually.
Once it successfully, updated the VMware Fusion version your Virtual Machines will be migrated to this version. VMware Fusion Virtual Machine Black Screen issue is fixed after this.
Again, I loved the Dark mode.