VMware Fusion

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Version 6.0.4 | Release Date: 2014-07-01 | Download

VMware Fusion 6.0.4 has been updated to the OPENSSL library version openssl-1.0.1h where necessary to address CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298, and CVE-2014-3470.

Version 6.0.3 | Release Date: 2014-04-17 | Download

VMware Fusion 6.0.3 is a minor upgrade recommended for all users of VMware Fusion. This release includes the following improvements and resolved issues.

Connecting USB devices while Fusion is running will not cause the Connect to Mac prompt to appear. USB devices now able to connect to a virtual machine.
Performance and compatibility with USB audio and video devices has been improved.
Virtual machine crashes when the Mac comes out of sleep mode have been reduced.
Locking the system, and then returning to the Mac OS X 10.9 desktop while the virtual machine is running, no longer causes a black screen to be displayed.
Resolved an issue that could cause the default web browser to be reset in a Windows 8 virtual machine.
Resizing a Windows XP virtual machine window no longer causes the window to turn black.
Virtual machines in full screen mode no longer display a black bar at the top of the screen..
Winlogon.exe now works correctly when using Windows XP in a Boot Camp partition.
Single mouse clicks are interpreted as double-clicks when running Windows XP virtual machines on OS X Mavericks.
Virtual machines no longer show a black screen when using Apple TV as an external display.
VMware Fusion no longer stalls when using a restricted virtual machine without a network connection.
Improved the ability to use two monitors with the same virtual machine.
Virtual machines can be started and shutdown from the VMware Fusion menu when VMware Fusion is not open.
Compatibility issues between shared folders and QuickTime for Windows have been resolved.
The graphics for Solidworks and JavaFX applications have been improved.
Security Issues

VMware Fusion has been updated to resolve the Heartbleed issue described here. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-0160 to this issue.

Version 5.0.2 | Release Date: 2012-11-08 | Download

VMware Fusion 5.0.2 | 8 NOVEMBER 2012 | Build 900491

Resolved Issues

VMware Fusion 5.0.2 is a minor upgrade recommended for all users of VMware Fusion. This release includes the following improvements and resolved issues.

USB 3.0 stability improvements.
Graphics improvements when running the Microsoft Office 2013 preview.
Fixed an issue that caused the library and the Fusion start menu contents to get out of sync.
Fixed an issue that caused Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) guests to see stale directory information when using HGFS.
Fixed a multi-monitor behavior on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) when Use All Displays in Full Screen is selected.
Fixed an issue that caused the full screen short-cut key to intermittently fail when Caps Lock was on.
Easy Install improvements for Microsoft Windows 8.
Fixed key repeat behavior (typematic) on certain versions of Mac OS X (Mountain Lion).
Fixed an intermittent problem that caused Fusion to quit when the network editor was opened.
Fixed cancelling of the import of OVF virtual machines.
Addressed graphics issues with Autodesk Inventor, Altium Designer, and Solidworks.
Fixed an issue installing on Macs with a user or group named "0".
Fixed error compiling HGFS on Linux 3.6 kernels.
Changed the selection color in the library icon view.
Renamed the Pause key menu item to aid with accessibility and automation.
Fixed an issue importing a Parallels virtual machine that has no network devices.
Resolved an issue that caused the PC Migration Assistant to not complete when migrating a Windows PC.
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Known Issues

Known issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion 5 also might apply to VMware Fusion 5.0.2.

Black virtual machine screens on some Mac Pro systems running Mac OS X 10.7.5
On some Mac Pro systems using OS X 10.7.5 the virtual machines show black screens when they are powered on or resumed.

Workaround: Fusion 5.0.2 contains a workaround for this issue, however graphics performance will be reduced. VMware continues to work on this issue.

Upgrading directly from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 8 inside a virtual machine is not recommended.
Users wishing to move to Windows 8 should install Windows 8 in a new virtual machine using a physical DVD or ISO media. The Microsoft Easy Transfer tool enables users to move their files and settings from their existing Windows XP virtual machine to Windows 8.

Microsoft Windows 8 is incompatible with the VMware VMSCSI device used by some Windows XP virtual machines.
Users should refrain from upgrading their Windows XP using the Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant program at this time. Additional information will be provided in a forthcoming knowledge base article.

Version 5.0.1 | Release Date: 2012-08-30 | Download
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Version 3.1.2 | Release Date: 2010-12-03 | Download

This release resolves the following issues:

The error Could not publish or run one or more applications. occurs when resuming a virtual machine that has DivX Player installed in the guest.
Slingbox Slingplayer does not display video in the guest when 3D acceleration is enabled. In addition, very high CPU usage occurs if the guest is set to 1 core.
Microsoft Office applications do not display as the frontmost window when they are launched in Unity view.
Sound volume in the guest operating system is reduced after upgrading to Fusion 3.1. The volume observed through the host is not consistent with the guest volume setting.
In a Windows XP guest, if you connect a handheld device to the host, the handshake application might time out or stop responding due to unhandled USB disable requests.
While the virtual machine is running, if you switch from full screen mode to single window mode, the virtual machine window disappears and the light underneath the Fusion icon disappears as well. Fusion stops responding if you restart after this issue occurs.
The guest operating system might fail with a blue screen and the error Multiple IRP Complete Requests if you access a file or folder two or more folders deep into a VMware Shared Folder and are running applications, such as Microsoft Office Powerpoint or Project, that use the byte range locks file system feature.
Samsung Galaxy S phone with Android 2.1 does not work with Fusion. The phone does not appear in the virtual machine.
Guest software might use CPUID information to determine characteristics of underlying (virtual or physical) CPU hardware. In some instances, CPUID information returned by virtual hardware will differ from the responses physical hardware might report. Based on these differences, certain pieces of guest software might not behave as expected. In this release, this fix causes certain CPUID responses to more closely match the responses that physical hardware might return.
If you run Outlook 2007 in Unity mode, the Outlook dock icon might flash, or briefly quit and restart. When this happens the Outlook window also disappears and then reappears.
Mac OS X Server guests might intermittently fail to boot, displaying a stop symbol on a gray screen shortly after powering on.
Additionally, this release resolves the following security-related issues:

The way temporary files are handled by the mounting process could result in a race condition. This issue could allow a local user on the host to elevate their privileges. Windows-based host systems are not affected.
vmware-mount, which is a SUID binary, has a flaw in the way libraries are loaded. This issue could allow local users on the host to execute arbitrary shared object files with root privileges. Windows-based host systems are not affected.
A vulnerability in the input validation of VMware Tools update allows for injection of commands. This issue could allow a user on the host to execute commands on the guest operating system with root privileges. The issue can only be exploited if VMware Tools is not fully up-to-date. Windows-based virtual machines are not affected.

Version 3.1.1 | Release Date: 2010-08-12 | Download

VMware vSphere 4.1 is now supported as a guest operating system. VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs) and virtualization experts can use VMware vSphere 4.1 to install the latest server virtualization software and experiment with server setup, conduct training, show demos, and test production configurations. Running ESX as a guest eliminates the need to have spare hardware available to run ESX natively and enables ESX to run on systems that are not listed on the ESX hardware compatibility list (HCL).

- Resolves an issue around accessing some iSight cameras.
- Resolves an issue where an incorrect disk error message appeared after a host crash occurs while working in a virtual machine.
- Resolves an issue where audio recording failed when the recording device output was not 44.1 kHz.

Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2010-05-25 | Download

See http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2010/05/vmware-fusion-31-better-stronger-faster-than-ever.html

Version 3.0.2 | Release Date: 2010-02-18 | Download

What's New

VMware Fusion 3.0.2 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 3. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 3 customers, and provides the following fix:

Fixes a problem so that the latest release of Mac OS X 10.6 Server (Snow Leopard) can run in a virtual machine.

Version 3.0.1 | Release Date: 2009-12-10 | Download

VMware Fusion 3.0.1 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 3. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 3 customers, and provides the following enhancements and fixes:

Highlighted New and Improved Features

* Faster 3D performance, with Windows Experience scores 20-80% faster than before on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
* Reduced time for resuming virtual machines
* Supports import of standalone VHD disks into VMware virtual machines
* Supports import of Parallels Desktop 5 virtual machines into VMware virtual machines
* New 64-bit native networking subsystem to match the 64-bit native engine

PC Migration Agent and Migration Assistant Improvements

* Adds support for Windows Server 2008 R2
* Installer localized into all supported languages
* Shows progress that VMware Tools are being installed in last step of migrating the PC
* Does not automatically show the PC Migration Agent application in the resulting virtual machine
* Adds only one network adapter to imported PC virtual machines

Unity View Improvements

* "Always On" Applications menu defaults to the active virtual machine, and if more than one virtual machine is running, the menu defaults to the one that has focus
* Fixes a problem in which the "Always On" Application menu was not populated in some cases
* Improves the Aero-in-Unity experience with better interactive performance and easier readability of window titles
* Improves Unity view interactive performance for 32-bit Windows applications running on 64-bit Windows operating systems
* Ability to dismiss system tray menus in Unity view with only one click
* Small mouse wheel scroll increments work correctly in Unity view
* Fixes keyboard focus issues in Unity view when multiple windows are opened and closed
* Fixes a problem in which Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, and some other applications would drop out of Unity view, causing the Waiting for Unity window to appear
* Fixes a problem in which VMware Fusion would fail when processing very large icons from Windows applications
* Fixes a problem in which VMware Fusion could not create Windows applications in the dock for those with really long application names

Shared/Mirrored Folders Improvements

* Outlook 2007 preview works with Mirrored Folders enabled
* Applications no longer crash when saving exceedingly long path and file names with mapped drives
* Saving files in shared folders with a PC using ZoneAlarm antivirus software no longer causes Windows to fail

WDDM (Windows Vista and Windows 7) Graphics Improvements

* Windows Experience graphics scores are 20-80% better than VMware Fusion 3.0
* Greatly improved HD video playback for Windows Vista and Windows 7
* Older games (including Diablo II, Homeworld, and others) play now on Windows Vista and Windows 7
* Windows Media Player no longer stretches video
* Fuzzy text in Windows Aero is fixed
* Interactive performance on ATI video cards with Aero is greatly improved in combination with Mac OS X 10.6.2
* Windows 7 no longer boots to an incorrect resolution

General Graphics Improvements

* Fixes fuzzy text in WPF applications
* Improved 3D performance

Linux Improvements

* Adds support for Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit and 64-bit editions, including Easy Install and Unity view
* Fixes choppy sound problems with newest Linux guests with kernel version 2.6.30+
* Fixes Easy Install problems when double quotes were used in password
* Improves Tools support for latest 2.6.z kernels

FreeBSD Improvements

* Prebuilt modules for FreeBSD 8.x

Mac OS X Server Improvements

* Faster boot times for Mac OS X Server guests

Other Fixes and Improvements

* Multicore support for Windows 7 works correctly for all editions of Windows 7. Previously it did not work for Windows Home Premium, Home Basic, and Starter editions
* Fixes a performance problem in which Spotlight would continually search the Mac for virtual machines when the Virtual Machine Library was left open, causing slow downs
* Fixes a problem in which the VMware Tools included with VMware Fusion 2.0.5 would not be updated correctly
* Fixes a problem in which it was not possible to use a CD drive on certain hardware-specific versions of Mac OS X 10.6.1. This is also fixed by upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6.2
* Fixes a problem in which the ThinPrint driver would cause printing problems in 64-bit Windows Boot Camp partitions
* Favorite virtual machine opens correctly when launching VMware Fusion 3
* Contains a fix for Link State Propagation for bridged networking that previously failed, in some cases, after installing VMware Fusion 3.0
* Fixes a problem in which you could not switch Spaces desktops away from a full-screen virtual machine if the Full Screen view title bar was hidden
* Fixes miscellaneous memory leaks in the VMware Fusion UI and during AutoProtect snapshots
* Speeds up navigation in the Virtual Machine Library when you have 10 or more virtual machines
* Removes console log spew by VMware Fusion Helper
* In the Preview window, the View mode buttons show enabled and selected state
* Fixes black flash when suspending a virtual machine in Single Window view
* Virtual Machine Library and Preview window previously had poor quality for European language users

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2009-10-27 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.06 | Release Date: 2009-10-01 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.05 | Release Date: 2009-06-23 | Download

VMware Fusion 2.0.5 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1 and VMware Fusion 2 customers, and provides the following enhancements:

Supports Mac OS X Server guest operating systems on Macs with Intel Xeon 5500 and 3500 Series processors (based on Nehalem micro-architecture)
Provides experimental support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server as a guest operating system (32-bit only)
Provides experimental support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as a host operating system (32-bit only)
Supports Ubuntu 9.04 as a guest operating system, including features such as VMware Tools pre-built modules and Easy Install
Reduces CPU usage when a virtual machine is idle under VMware Fusion
Contains fixes for more than 80 bugs
Note: 3D acceleration is disabled on systems with ATI chipsets. For more information, see the Known Issues section below.

Version 2.0.4 | Release Date: 2009-04-10 | Download

VMware Fusion 2 Release Notes

VMware Fusion 2.0.4 | 10 APR 2009 | Build 159196

Last Document Update: 09 APR 2009

These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New
Prior Releases of VMware Fusion 2
Before You Begin
Known Issues
What's New

VMware Fusion 2.0.4 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1 and VMware Fusion 2 customers, and has the fix for the following critical security issue:

Host code execution vulnerability from a guest operating system
A critical vulnerability in the virtual machine display function might allow a guest operating system to run code on the host. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1244 to this issue.
Prior Releases of VMware Fusion 2

Features from prior releases of VMware Fusion 2 are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Fusion 2, click one of the following links:

VMware Fusion 2.0.3
VMware Fusion 2.0.2
VMware Fusion 2.0.1
VMware Fusion 2.0
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Before You Begin

Use the recommended versions of the Mac OS X operating system

For Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), use version 10.4.11 or higher. For Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), use Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher.

On VMware Fusion, Leopard provides a richer 3D experience than Tiger.

Installing VMware Fusion 2.0.4 overwrites earlier versions of the application

It is not possible to have multiple versions of VMware Fusion installed at the same time. So if you install VMware Fusion 2.0.4 on a machine that already has VMware Fusion 2.x or 1.x, VMware Fusion 2.0.4 replaces the earlier versions. To revert to an earlier version, you have to reinstall it.

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Known Issues

Enabling 3D acceleration on systems with new chipsets and running 3D applications within VMware Fusion might cause your virtual machine to fail
Enabling 3D acceleration on the Mac Pros and iMacs released in March 2009 that ship with the new ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 chipsets might cause VMware Fusion to fail.
Workaround: Turn off 3D acceleration by deselecting Accelerate 3D Graphics in Virtual Machine > Settings > Display when the virtual machine is powered off.

VMware Tools installation fails in German and French language Parallels 4 virtual machines
Installation of VMware Tools might fail in German and French language Parallels 4 virtual machines that have file sharing enabled. VMware Tools might display the error message Error 1606. Could not access network location \\.psf\Home\Documents.
Workaround: Uninstall Parallels 4 Tools and then install VMware Tools.

Cannot install Ubuntu 8.10 32-bit guest operating system on the new Mac Pro with Quad-core Nehalem processors
The installation of the Ubuntu 8.10 32-bit guest operating system on a new Mac Pro with Quad-core Nehalem processors will fail with a message The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system.
Workaround: add two lines to the VMX configuration file of the Ubuntu 8.10 virtual machine by using the following steps.
Navigate to the Mac folder where the virtual machine is located. The default is your Home folder > Documents > Virtual Machines.
Right click on the Ubuntu 8.10 virtual machine package and select Show Package Contents.
In a text editor open the file named <virtual machine name>.vmx, and add the following lines to the file:
monitor.virtual_exec="hardware"
monitor.virtual_mmu="software"
Save the file.
Power up the Ubuntu virtual machine again.
Latest Snow Leopard seed does not install as a guest operating system on the Nehalem Mac Pro
The installation fails with the error message, Virtual machine kernal stack fault (hardware reset).
VMware Fusion UI fails while importing a Parallels 4 virtual machine
While importing a Parallels 4 virtual machine or Parallels server virtual machine, VMware Fusion UI might close with an error The application vmware quit unexpectedly, if the Parallels virtual machine’s system disk is not labeled 0:0 (the default value).
Workaround: Set the Parallels 4 virtual machine’s system disk value as 0:0 (default) as follows:

Select Configure from the Virtual Machine menu.
Select Hard Disk in the left navigation bar.
Select the Show advanced settings check box.
Select 0:0 in the Location box.
VMware Tools is not automatically installed after using Linux Easy Install for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2
Workaround: Select Install VMware Tools from the Virtual Machine menu to start manual installation of VMware Tools, and follow the instructions in VMware Fusion Help topic "Installing or Upgrading VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine from the Command Line with the Tar Installer.
Standby mode causes a Boot Camp virtual machine to go into a non-responsive state
After your Boot Camp virtual machine enters standby state either triggered by Windows power management settings or by selecting Stand by from the Start > Shut down menu, it might become non-responsive.
Workaround: Disable Windows power management in your Boot Camp virtual machine.
Registry corruption message after importing Parallels Desktop 4 with Windows 2003 or Windows XP 64-bit operating system
After importing a Parallels Desktop 4 virtual machine with the Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP 64-bit operating system, you might see the following message upon the first login: Registry hive (file:SYSTEM) has been corrupted and has been recovered. Some data may have been lost. This message does not indicate registry corruption or data loss.
Unable to install VMware Tools NIC driver on Microsoft Vista Enterprise SP1 32-bit Boot Camp virtual machine
Installation of VMware Tools NIC driver on Microsoft Vista Enterprise SP1 32-bit Boot Camp virtual machine might fail if you reinstall the Boot Camp partition with another operating system and start up the Boot Camp virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library.
Workaround: Remove the existing Boot Camp virtual machine from ~/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines. Start the Boot Camp virtual machine again and install VMware Tools.
Display-related issues with Google Earth
The opening display of Google Earth appears fractured, and lines appear textured.
There is no workaround for this issue.
Key mapping issues with Ctrl and Shift
If you assign additional functions to Shift and Ctrl keys by using key mapping, performing multiple selections in a virtual machine might fail.
Workaround: Remove key mappings for key combinations that contain modifier keys. Alternatively, you can disable all keyboard remapping.
Cannot display images in the GUIMotions plug-in
If you use the TMS GUIMotions plug-in for Borland's Delphi when writing applications that you want to run on virtual machines, the images for 3D animation are not displayed.
There is no workaround for this issue.
Do not install VMware Fusion 2 and CheckPoint SecureClient on the same Mac
When both VMware Fusion 2 and SecureClient VPN applications are installed on one Mac, the Mac OS X stops responding while booting or shutting down.
If you encounter this issue, use the following workaround to boot your Mac in Safe Mode and remove one of the applications:
Make sure the Mac is powered off.
Press the power button.
Press and hold the Shift key immediately after you hear the startup tone (but not before).
Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple and a progress indicator.
Uninstall SecureClient or VMware Fusion.
Reboot the Mac.
Upgrading a virtual machine's virtual hardware might trigger many notifications about PCI-to-PCI bridges being detected
On some virtual machines created in or ported to VMware Fusion 1, when you upgrade the virtual machine to hardware version 7 in VMware Fusion 2, you see the New Hardware Found wizard at the reboot. This is because hardware version 7 comes with an additional 32 PCI-to-PCI bridge devices. Usually the drivers for them are silently installed, but on some systems, upgrading a virtual machine's virtual hardware might trigger Windows to show many notifications about PCI-to-PCI bridges being detected. It's not a loop; there are just a lot of new ones.
Workaround: Click OK on the New Hardware Found dialog and allow them to be installed. Once all 32 PCI-to-PCI bridges are installed, the dialogs will not show up again.
PCI-to-PCI bridges fail to install following upgrading a virtual machine's hardware
In certain circumstances, you might have a corrupted Windows XP driver database in the virtual machine, and the PCI-to-PCI bridges fail to install after you upgrade the virtual machine's hardware. When this happens, the New Hardware Found dialog appears every time you reboot and log in. When you try to install the drivers, the install fails.

Workaround for Windows XP: Rebuild Windows device driver database as follows:
Start the virtual machine and log in.
Before clicking anything in the New Hardware Found wizard, go to Start > Run, launch cmd.exe.
In the CMD window, type the following commands:
C:
cd \windows\inf
del infcache.1
exit
Click Next in the New Hardware Found wizard. All the PCI-to-PCI bridges should install now.
DVD players fail or display an alert when you attempt to play a DVD
Because of certain driver issues, DVD players like Windows Media Player 11 do not work with VMware Fusion 2.
Workaround: Use VLC Player.
Slow boot time for virtual machine when drive letters are mapped to nonexistent locations
When Windows drive letters are mapped to nonexistent locations, the boot time is significantly slower (physical Windows systems have the same issue).
Workaround: Unmap unused drive letters by right clicking on Start > My Computer, selecting Disconnect Network Drives, and then disconnecting the troublesome drives.
Slow boot of Boot Camp virtual machines caused by a bug in Apple's Boot Camp software
A slow boot of a Boot Camp virtual machine can be caused by Apple kbdmgr.exe. This is a bug in Apple's Boot Camp software.
Workaround: Click Start > Run, then enter msconfig. Click on Startup, and disable kbdmgr.exe. (If you need Apple's keyboard extensions when rebooting into Boot Camp, then re-enable kbdmgr.exe before rebooting.)
Slow boot time for virtual machines imported in VMware Fusion 1 and then upgraded to Hardware Version 7 with VMware Fusion 2
Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 virtual machines that are imported from Parallels or Virtual PC boot extremely slowly if you upgrade them to Hardware Version 7.
Workaround: Shut the virtual machine down and downgrade to Hardware Version 6 by clicking: Virtual Machine > Downgrade Virtual Machine.
Do not disable USB 2.0 support for a Mac OS X Server virtual machine
If you plug a USB device into a host machine when you are running a Mac OS X 10.5.5 virtual machine on which USB 2.0 support is disabled the virtual machine might fail. In this situation, VMware Fusion displays the message The device was unable to connect to its ideal host controller when you plug in the USB device, and displays the message The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system when you click OK to close the previous message. If this happens, go to the USB Devices panel of the Settings window for this virtual machine, and select Enable USB 2.0 support.

Version 2.0.3 | Release Date: 2009-04-05 | Download

VMware Fusion 2.0.3 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1 and VMware Fusion 2 customers, and has the following enhancements and fixes for critical customer issues:

* Resolves an issue where driverless printing stops working for users that run Mac OS X 10.5.6, and installed Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2009-001. The shared printers would disappear from Windows. If you configured your printer differently as a workaround, turn on driverless printing feature again by clicking Virtual Machine > Settings, selecting Printers, and selecting the Enabled check box.
* Provides experimental support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server as a guest operating system. You can now run the latest Snow Leopard Server build (32-bit kernel) released before April 2009 in a virtual machine.
* Resolves an issue with driverless printing, where the Enabled check box on Virtual Machine > Settings > Printers might get deselected automatically.

Version 2.0.2 | Release Date: 2009-02-11 | Download

Allows importing Windows virtual machines from both Parallels Desktop 4.0 and Parallels Server for Mac.
Supports mounting unencrypted .dmg file format as a CD/DVD disk image, in addition to .iso file format.
Supports Mac OS X 10.5.6 as a host operating system.
Provides experimental support for Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 as a guest operating system.
Supports Ubuntu 8.10 as a guest operating system, including features such as VMware Tools with prebuilt kernel modules, Easy Install, and Unity.
Ships with a 12-month complimentary subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 antivirus software, with localization support for French, German, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
Provides performance improvements when browsing mirrored folders and shared folders in Windows virtual machines.
Supports display of Windows applications in Unity view as 48 pixel x 48 pixel icons.
Resolves issues with "Optimize for Mac OS application performance" preference option for Mac OS X 10.5.5 and later.
Contains bug fixes

Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2008-11-13 | Download

VMware Fusion 2.0.1 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. It has the following enhancements:

* Contains bug fixes described in "Resolved Issues"
* Now shows application badge instead of generic document icons when assigning Windows applications to Mac documents
* Greatly reduced initial pause when opening mirrored or shared folders
* No longer disables certain shared folders and mirrored folders that were nested folders. The potential data loss issue with nested shared folders has been resolved
* No longer publishes Windows guest applications to Mac if Allow the virtual machine to open applications on your Mac is unchecked in virtual machine Settings > Sharing
* AutoProtect postpones taking a snapshot when the user is interacting with the virtual machine
* No longer maps Num Pad Enter to AltGr by default for non-European keyboards
* Brings back the Enable Hints menu item in Help menu

Version 2.0 build 116369 | Release Date: 2008-09-11 | Download

http://www.vmware.com/support/fusion2/doc/releasenotes_fusion.html

Version 1.1.3-94249 | Release Date: 2008-05-29 | Download
  • Corrects a problem in which VMware Fusion encountered reactivation problems in the native Boot Camp partition and the Boot Camp virtual machine when installing Windows Vista SP1.
  • Fixes a problem in VMware Fusion 1.1.2 that caused HGFS mounting failures in Linux guest operating systems.
  • Fixes a problem where VMware Fusion did not distinguish between Traditional and Simplified Chinese so that if your system language preference was set to either Chinese version, Fusion would present the Simplified Chinese interface. In verison 1.1.3, Fusion differentiates between the two Chinese systems and enables the user to specify another language as a preference if Traditional Chinese is not available.
  • Updates the Simplified Chinese on-line help.
  • Corrects a problem in which a virtual machine originally created with a product other than Fusion got the error "Cannot connect virtual device sound" when it tried to play a sound.
  • VMware Fusion 1.1.1 incorporated a workaround for Apple bug 5679432 (Mac OS X hang under heavy disk load when unbuffered I/O is in use). That version of Fusion disabled unbuffered disk I/O on Mac OS X 10.5 hosts, even if the user selected Optimize for Mac OS application performance in VMware Fusion preferences. Apple fixed this bug in Mac OS X 10.5.3, so VMware Fusion 1.1.3 removes the workaround when the guest operating system is Mac OS X 10.5.3 or higher.
Version 1.1.2 | Release Date: 2008-04-22 | Download

VMware Fusion 1.1.2 is a maintenance release that contains fixes for a variety of issues.

VMware Fusion 1.1.2:

Corrects a problem in which the remapping of keyboard shortcuts in Full Screen or Single Window view could not be disabled. Deselecting Enable Mac OS keyboard shortcuts now works as expected.
Fixes a problem that could arise when the user attempted to run a virtual machine with the virtual CD drive connected but without a drive connected to the Mac. This problem was most likely to happen on a MacBook Air. The virtual machine no longer fails in this situation.
Adds support for Windows XP SP3 when importing a Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine.
Fixes a problem that prevented the user from being able to burn CDs with a USB Superdrive on the MacBook Air.
Fixes a problem that caused VMware Fusion to fail when the user pressed some newly introduced keys on the new slim Apple keyboard, if the Enable debugging checks preference was set.
Corrects a problem in which VMware Fusion occasionally would not return a USB device to Mac OS control when a virtual machine was shut down. VMware Fusion now makes sure to disconnect the device from the virtual machine, making it available to the Mac.
Fixes a compatibility problem with wireless bridging and DHCP/routing behavior that could prevent a virtual machine from getting an IP address in certain cases.
Corrects a sound problem in which only the default speaker worked in certain cases.
In some cases, VMware Fusion, after being upgraded to Version 1.1.1, would fail with a Signal 10 error when the user tried to use the keyboard. This problem has been fixed.
Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) no longer causes memory corruption. Version 1.1.2 contains a fix for the problem described in security advisory VMSA-2008-0005.html, section i.
VMware Fusion 1.1.2 and Mac OS X Leopard Time Machine Issue Resolved

A bug in the Mac OS X 10.5-10.5.1 operating systems caused the system to fail if Time Machine attempted to back up live virtual machines. To avoid this, VMware Fusion 1.1 excluded all virtual machines from Time Machine backups. Apple resolved the Time Machine bug in Mac OS X 10.5.2, so VMware Fusion 1.1.2 now allows Time Machine backups of virtual machines if the Mac is running Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher. This may result in larger Time Machine backups. If the backups are now too large, you can manually exclude your virtual machines from Time Machine backup and copy them separately to your backup disk.

Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2008-01-23 | Download

VMware Fusion 1.1.1 is a maintenance release that contains fixes for a variety of issues.

* VMware Fusion now transparently remaps keyboard shortcuts when the user goes back and forth between applications in the guest and in the host. For example, VMware Fusion remaps -X to Ctrl-X in the guest. The same remapping happens for -Z/-C/-V/-P/-A/-F.
* The number pad Enter key on European keyboards is always treated as AltGr. NumLock no longer disables this feature.
* This release fixes host and guest connectivity problems that could arise when using wireless networking.
* VMware Fusion 1.1 contained a fix so that suspending a virtual machine located in a FileVault folder no longer makes the system unresponsive. The problem reappeared with Mac OS X 10.5.x (Leopard), and this release fixes it in this version of the OS as well.
* Print jobs sent from the guest to a Kodak AiO 5100 series printer are now successful.
* When the user starts up a Boot Camp virtual machine, the password prompt now has focus, so that the user can type in the password without first having to move the mouse over the dialog box to select it.
* A problem causing the application to hang at launch, and for which the workaround was to delete the plist, has been fixed in this release.
* In some instances users with Mac OS X 10.5.0 and 10.5.1 could get a soreceive corrupted . . . kernel panic. Version 1.1.1 fixes this problem.
* Version 1.1.1 corrects a problem in which VMware Fusion was producing an error message when a user attempted to enable promiscuous mode for an Ethernet adapter in Mac OS X 10.5.
* The SRS iWOW plugin no longer breaks the sound in VMware Fusion.
* This release fixes a problem with the internal microphone when VMware Fusion runs on Mac OS X 10.5.
* Version 1.1.1 corrects a caps lock LED synchronization problem that could lead to a kernel panic in vmioplug.
* This release fixes problems with using the mouse after installing VMware Tools on a Ubuntu 7.10 guest.
* This release fixes a problem that resulted in a hang when certain volumes were accessed from an HGFS share.
* Having a Digidesign CoreAudio plugin no longer causes a bouncing vmx icon to appear in the Dock with a "Not Responding" label in Activity Monitor.
* In some cases, a VMware virtual machine would not recognize a hardware breakpoint set in an application and would not stop the code execution. This problem has been fixed.

Some Apple OS X bugs affect VMware Fusion 1.1.1.

* As a workaround for Apple bug 5679432 (Mac OS X hang under heavy disk load when unbuffered I/O is in use), VMware Fusion 1.1.1 disables unbuffered disk I/O on Mac OS X 10.5 hosts, even when the user selects Optimize for Mac OS application performance in VMware Fusion preferences.
* A bug in the operating system would, in some cases, result in all applications running with root privileges following a upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5.1, instead of how the user originally set them. This would prevent VMware Fusion from reading its own files. This has been reported to Apple to be addressed in a future release.

What's New in VMware Fusion 1.1

Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2007-11-11 | Download

Support for Leopard, better 3D support, much more. See release notes:

http://www.vmware.com/support/fusion/doc/releasenotes_fusion.html#new11

Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2007-08-05 | Download
No changes specified
Version 1.0RC1 | Release Date: 2007-07-03 | Download

http://www.vmware.com/products/beta/fusion/releasenotes_fusion.html

Version 1.0b4.1 | Release Date: 2007-06-20 | Download

Updated to Beta 4.1. Includes fixes for USB changes in 10.4.10 and support to run on WWDC Mac OS X Leopard beta release.

Version 1.0b4 | Release Date: 2007-06-07 | Download
No changes specified
Version 1.0b3 | Release Date: 2007-04-07 | Download

* Greatly improved performance — By popular demand, you can now disable debugging code to experience the full power and performance that VMware Fusion offers for running your favorite PC applications.
* Support for Boot Camp — VMware Fusion automatically detects your Boot Camp partition, so you can now run a Windows XP virtual machine from your existing Boot Camp partition. You no longer have to choose Windows or Mac: you can now run Windows side-by-side with your favorite Mac applications. Note: For this Beta 3 release, Windows Vista is not supported; only Windows XP is supported.
* Windows Easy Install — You want to run Windows applications, but you don't want to become a guru just to install Windows. VMware Fusion has you covered; just answer a few simple questions, insert your Windows CD and let VMware Fusion take care of the rest and automatically create the optimal Windows virtual machine for your Mac, including the installation of VMware Tools.
* Virtual machine packages — Virtual machines are now encapsulated in a single, easy-to-manage package. Move your virtual machines to another hard drive or Mac simply by copying a file.
* Enhanced virtual machine creation — The entire virtual machine creation process has been streamlined, and the new Windows Easy Install feature makes creating a virtual machine even easier than before. The New Virtual Machine Assistant remembers the location you choose for future virtual machine creation.
* Enhanced virtual machine library — Managing multiple virtual machines is even easier with the Virtual Machine Library. Add new virtual machines by just dragging them into the Library, reorder virtual machines with drag and drop, and use the delete key on the Keyboard to remove virtual machines from the library. Open a Virtual Machine without powering it on, using the new Settings button, which opens a virtual machine directly to the Hardware Editor.
* Host-Only Networking — Host-Only networking creates a network that is completely contained within your Mac, with a network connection between the virtual machine and your Mac. Use host-only networking to set up an isolated virtual network.
* Improved suspend/shutdown state — When a virtual machine is suspended, VMware Fusion shows a screenshot of the last known state of the virtual machine and a friendly play button so you can get up and running again quickly.
* Improved hardware editor — Settings for virtual hardware are now complete: you can remove virtual hardware from the hardware editor when virtual machines are powered off.
* Improved international support — European and Japanese Apple keyboards now work properly in virtual machines.

Version 1.0b2 | Release Date: 2007-03-30 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.0.3 | Release Date: 2006-01-01 | Download

VMware Fusion 2.0.3 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1 and VMware Fusion 2 customers, and has the following enhancements and fixes for critical customer issues:

+Resolves an issue where driverless printing stops working for users that run Mac OS X 10.5.6, and installed Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2009-001. The shared printers would disappear from Windows. If you configured your printer differently as a workaround, turn on driverless printing feature again by clicking Virtual Machine > Settings, selecting Printers, and selecting the Enabled check box.

+Provides experimental support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server as a guest operating system. You can now run the current Snow Leopard Server builds (32-bit kernel) in a virtual machine.

+Resolves an issue with driverless printing, where the Enabled check box on Virtual Machine > Settings > Printers might get deselected automatically.