VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 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 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 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 8 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] Day 0 support of the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) as a guest operating system
- [New] Bug fixes and security updates
- [Fixed] The git clone command often stalls in a macOS virtual machine that uses NAT networking - When you run the git clone command in a macOS virtual machine that is configured to use NAT network, the command often stalls; this is fixed in Fusion 8.5.7
- [Known Issue] After upgrading VMware Tools, the VMware shared folder drive is shown as disconnected with a red "X" in the guest OS - After upgrading VMware Tools to version 10.1.5 or 10.1.6 and rebooting Windows, Windows Explorer shows the VMware Shared Folder drive as disconnected with a red "X" Workaround: Refresh the connection by clicking the drive and accessing it as normal
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor