Vmware Fusion 11 Catalina

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If you purchased VMware Fusion 11 from the VMware online store on or after June 15th, 2020, you will automatically receive your new VMware Fusion 12 Player license key(s) via email after the General Availability of Fusion 12 Player. Please allow up to 48 hours after General Availability of Fusion 12 Player to get your new license key(s). This does not seem to work with Fusion 11.5.3 on MacOS Mojave and using Catalina as the VMware OS. There is no way to get the MDM screen on startup. I’ve followed the points and testing 10 times at least. I’ve tested my prestage with real hardware and it works. Anyone else had problems with the same versions? Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware Fusion on macOS Step 1: Install VMware Fusion on macOS. VMware Fusion is Hypervisor that developed by VMware for Macintosh PCs. VMware Fusion allows Intel-based operating system to run on it. Such as Windows, Linux, and others by creating a virtual machine.

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.

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

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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.

VMware Fusion 11.5.0 19 Sep 2019 Build 14634996

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

Vmware Fusion 11 Pro

About VMware Fusion

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VMware Fusion® 11 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, see the broader VMware Fusion documentation.

System Requirements

  • Hardware
    All Macs launched in 2011 or later are supported except for the following:

    • 2012 Mac Pro Quad Core using the Intel® Xeon® W3565 Processor.

    The following are also supported:
    • 2010 Mac Pro Six Core, Eight Core, and Twelve Core.

  • Software
    macOS 10.13 High Sierra minimum required

What's New

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.

Important Fixes

This release of VMware Fusion addresses the following issue:

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  • Fusion 11.5.0 addresses the use-after-free and denial-of-service vulnerabilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following IDs to these issues :
    • CVE-2019-5527 (use-after-free )
    • CVE-2019-5535 (denial-of-service)

    For more information, see VMSA-2019-0014.

Prior Releases

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Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion 11 are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for a prior release, click the appropriate link:

Resolved Issues

  • Virtual machine fails to start, if Fusion is deployed to macOS 10.14.5 or above host that does not have Internet access

    After using Fusion mass deploy package (DeployVMware Fusion.mpkg) to deploy Fusion to a macOS 10.14.5 or above, which has no Internet access, Fusion kernel extensions cannot be loaded when the deployed Fusion is launched, due to which virtual machine fails to start.

    This issue is now resolved.

  • The signature on the VMware Fusion.app is invalidated after it is upgraded with Autoupdate.

    If the VMware Fusion.app is upgraded to a newer release by the built-in software updater, the signature on VMware Fusion.app is invalidated after the upgrade.

    This issue is fixed in Fusion 11.5 release. VMware would like to thank Mikey (@0xmachos) for reporting this issue.

Known Issues

  • On an iMac Pro or Mac Pro machine, the macOS 10.15 virtual machine panics while booting up

    On an iMac Pro or Mac Pro physical machine, if you use Fusion 11.5 to create a new macOS 10.15 virtual machine, with operating system version greater than macOS 10.15 Beta 5, the macOS virtual machine can install and boot up successfully.

    However if you use Fusion 11.5 to upgrade an existing macOS virtual machine from an older version (macOS 10.15 Beta 5 or lower) to a version greater than macOS 10.15 Beta 5, the macOS virtual machine panics in the bootup process after the upgrade.

    Workaround: For the workaround, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/74672.

  • On macOS 10.15 Catalina host, if you copy a file inside a virtual machine, the file will be pasted to host right after you move mouse out of the virtual machine window.

    If you copy a file inside a virtual machine, the file will be pasted to the /tmp/VMwareDnd/ folder on host right after you move mouse out of the virtual machine window, this is not supposed to happen as the file is expected to be pasted to the host only after the paste operation is performed. Furthermore, while the copy is in progress, right clicking the Finder will cause it to be unresponsive, Finder will start responding once the copy operation is completed.

    Workaround: Click Cancel on the copying progress bar to stop the unexpected copy, use the drag-and-drop or shared folder feature to transfer or share file between virtual machine and host.

  • With more than 2 displays connected, Windows Vista or Windows 7 virtual machine can not enter Unity mode and Full Screen using all displays mode.

    Virtual machine fails to enter Unity mode with a message Display Topology update request could not be completed in guest. When the virtual machine is in Full Screen using all displays mode, all the displays will show as mirrored screens.

    Workaround: Navigate to Open Settings > Display, uncheck the Use full resolution for Retina display checkbox, then log off and re-login to the virtual machine.

  • Some virtual machines may have a graphical glitch when running on a macOS 10.15 Catalina host with Intel HD Graphics 530 graphics card.

    On Mac host which has Intel HD Graphics 530 graphics card and macOS 10.15 Catalina installed, some virtual machines may have a graphical glitch if the Accelerate 3D Graphics check box is checked and the Battery life is set to Use High Performance Graphics for 3D Applications Only or Don't Use High Performance Graphics.

    Workaround: On the virtual machine's Display Settings, set the Battery life to Always Use High Performance Graphics when Accelerate 3D Graphics is checked or uncheck the Accelerate 3D Graphics check box.

  • VMware Tools 11.0.0 kernel extensions can not be launched in macOS 10.11 or 10.12 virtual machine.

    After installing VMware Tools 11.0.0 on macOS 10.11 or macOS 10.12 virtual machine, running the kextstat grep vm command in Terminal shows that no VMware Tools kernel extension is launched inside the virtual machine. As a result, all VMware Tools functions are not available, the virtual machine's resolution can not fit to the size of the virtual machine window and shared folders feature does not work.

    Workaround: Use VMware Tools 10.3.10 instead.