VMware Fusion 10 and Fusion 10 Pro–the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting–include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 10TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.
Fusion 10 and Fusion 10 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 10 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to connect to VMware vCloud Air, IPv6 support for both bridged networks and IPv6-to-IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT), improved integration with VMware vSphere and support for several new Linux distributions and other operating systems.
NEW GUEST OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORT:
- Windows 10 Creators Update
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Fedora 26
- RHEL 7.4
- Debian 9.1
- OpenSUSE 42.3
- SLE 12 SP3
- macOS 10.13
METAL GRAPHICS ENGINE:
- Fusion 10 leverages Apple Metal technology to deliver OpenGL 3.3 and DirectX 10 to Guest Operating Systems. The Metal graphics engine is enabled by default when using 3D hardware accelerated graphics applications.
- See Apple's documentation regarding Metal supported Macs: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205073
- Metal Host Graphics Rendering Engine Hardware Requirements:
- MacBook (early 2015)
- MacBook Air (mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (mid 2012 or newer)
- Mac Mini (late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (late 2012 or newer)
- Mac Pro (late 2013 and newer)
- macOS 10.12.5 or later
GUEST VBS SUPPORT:
- Fusion 10 provides the necessary virtual hardware platform components to enable Microsoft Virtualization Based Security features in Windows 10 Enterprise Guest Operating Systems and Windows Server 2016. Users can now enable Device Guard, Credential Guard and BitLocker through a combination of technologies such as UEFI Secure Boot, Nested Virtualization improvements and a virtual Trusted Platform Module.
- For best performance, use Intel Skylake generation CPUs and above.
- Fusion 10 now provides a TPM 2.0 compatible virtual Trusted Platform Module for use with advanced security and encryption technologies, such as BitLocker.
VMWARE HARDWARE VERSION 14:
- Secure Boot, Fusion 10 introduces UEFI Secure Boot support for virtual machines. UEFI Secure Boot is a mechanism ensuring only trusted code is loaded by the UEFI firmware prior to the OS "handoff" process, and is required by VBS.
- Virtual NVMe support, Fusion 10 introduces a new virtual NVMe storage controller. NVMe devices require virtual hardware version 13 and later.
FUSION REST API:
- The Fusion REST API in Fusion 10 Pro can perform virtual machine operations like VM inventory management, VM power management, cloning, networking, configuration, IP address gathering, and more by leveraging a REST-based HTTP or HTTPS interface with standard JSON output via a Swagger.io framework. Fusion REST API enables a "headless", local or remote operation, and does not require the Fusion UI process to be running in order to function.
TOUCH BAR SUPPORT:
- Fusion 10 supports MacBook Pro models equipped with the new Touch Bar interface by providing contextual shortcuts for common VM tasks.
NATIVE OVF SUPPORT:
- With improved OVF/OVA support, Fusion 10 provides an effortless walkthrough to deploy the VMware VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) OVA package for testing within Fusion 10.
ADVANCED VIRTUAL NETWORKING:
- Fusion Pro can now simulate degraded networks by introducing Packet Loss, Latency and Bandwidth caps. In addition, Fusion now provides the ability to configure Port Forwarding, and also allows for custom network names for better organization.
AUTO-SCAN FOR NEW VIRTUAL MACHINES:
- Fusion now allows users to quickly refresh their VM inventory by scanning for virtual machines. It supports VMs on local folders as well as on network shared storage and USB drives.
MANUAL RESOLUTION SETTING:
- Per-virtual machine control to set a specific resolution to the guest
- Choose between common resolutions derived from the capabilities of the host, such as Retina vs. standard resolutions, and change between them with a single click
REMOTE ESXI HOST POWER OPERATIONS:
- The following remote ESXi power operations can now be performed from Fusion Pro:
- Enter/Exit Maintenance Mode
OPTIMIZED USER EXPERIENCE:
- Overall User Interface look and feel improvements
- New "Information" area for each VM within the VM Library window to display IP and MAC address of the VM, the version of the guest operating system and kernel information.
- New design for New VM wizard
- Auto Disk cleanup
macOS 10.12.5 or later, 64-bit processor