Vmware Fusion For Apple M1

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Latest reported support status of VMware Fusion on Apple Silicon and Apple M1 Processors. That said, the team is planning to deliver a Public Tech Preview of VMware Fusion for macOS on Apple silicon before the end of this year, and we can’t wait to get it in the hands of every Apple silicon Mac owner. Previously: VMware Fusion 12; Apple Silicon and Virtualization; Apple M1 Linux Mac Mac App macOS 11.0 Big Sur VMware Windows.

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.


12/16 Update

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.

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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.

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.

You can install Mac OS X, OS X, or macOS in a virtual machine. Fusion creates the virtual machine, opens the operating system installation assistant, and installs VMware Tools. VMware Tools loads the drivers required to optimize a virtual machine's performance.

Mac OS X, OS X, or macOS virtual machines that you create in Fusion can run on any Apple-branded hardware that uses Intel processors. The Apple licensing agreement defines the situations when it is permissible to virtualize Mac OS X, OS X, or macOS. Fusion does not change these terms or enable macOS on non-Apple hardware. You cannot use a Mac OS X, OS X, or macOS virtual machine in another VMware product, such as Workstation Pro.

Fusion supports the following Mac server and client versions for the guest operating system:
  • Mac OS X Server 10.5, 10.6
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
  • macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15
  • macOS 11.0

Fusion does not support the following features for Mac virtual machines:

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  • Multiple displays
  • 3D Accelerated graphics
  • Unity view

Vmware Fusion For Apple M1 Download

To install the operating system, use the procedure for creating a virtual machine for any supported operating system. See Create a Virtual Machine for Any Supported Operating System.