A commercial virtualization product offered by VMware for the Mac OS X operating system.

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SSD wear for rMBP mid 2015 15" with running VMware Fusion

I have the rMBP mid 2015 15" with a 512GB SSD. I will be running VMware Fusion for my Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Redhat virtual machines. Most of the time I will be using my Windows 8.1 virtual ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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OS X (host) on battery power with fullscreen VMware Fusion

I am running a Linux guest in VMware Fusion (6.0.6) on an OS X host (Macbook Pro). With AC power everything runs smoothly. When on battery and in windowed mode there are no problems either. However, ...
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Changing display resolution for Yosemite guest OS in VMware Fusion

I have Yosemite as the guest OS (and host OS) version 10.10.3 and VMware Fusion 7.1.1. When I start Yosemite in VMware Fusion as a guest its display resolution is 1024x768 and I cannot change it! I ...
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Unable to update guest OS hard drive size

I am running VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 on OS X 10.10.3. I have Windows 7 as the guest OS. Originally I had the hard drive set to 60GB. It was running out of space so I increased it to 100GB. However, ...
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Is there a way to share the guest OS Internet connection with the host OS with in VMware?

I have an USB Wi-Fi board without drivers for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Sometimes I have to connect to the Internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu Internet connection ...
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Network problems, can't ping my mac

I run VMware Fusion 7.1.1 and an Ubuntu server 14.04 on my imac 10.10.3 for web development. I have a thunderbolt Promise connected to the mac and mounted this on my ubuntu using smb, everything ...
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How to share var/www from VMWare Fusion to Mac OSX Host

Using VMware I've created a Virtual Machine running Debian. I have this set up as a web server. It all works fine. But, I need to share the var/www directory from within the VM with my host so I can ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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No /mnt/hgfs in Ubuntu guest under VMWare Fusion

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside of VMware Fusion Pro 5. I have the virtual machine configured for read-only sharing of my home directory, but there's no /mnt/hgfs directory and there's no ...
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Windows 10 Preview as Fusion Guest VM

I tried to install Windows 10 Insider Preview (x64) - Build 10074 in a VMware Fusion 7.1.1 VM but it always hangs at Please wait a moment (with the spinning thing). Is there a way to get around this? ...
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Not able to read 2 USB webcams at the same time in a Ubuntu VM in VMWare Fusion

I am trying to read 2 video streams from 2 USB webcams at the same time. This is needed for my project with OpenCV on Stereo Vision in Ubuntu. While I could read both the streams at the same time w/o ...
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Converting DMG to VMDK

How can I convert a DMG into a VMDK file? I had a laptop hard drive which i turned into a DMG. I want to make a VM that uses that drive. How can I turn this DMG into a working VMDK or boot from this ...
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Can you shrink the sparse disk image of a Mac OS X guest OS in VMWare Fusion?

I use VMWare Fusion on my Mac to run a virtual Windows 7 machine, and the Microsoft IE compatibility Windows XP virtual machines. In VMWare Tools on the Windows guest OSes, there’s a “Shrink” option ...
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Is there a way to open a folder in Mac with Windows Explorer in the virtual machine under VMware Fusion?

I have installed Windows 7 in my Mac with VMware Fusion. When I want to open a folder in Mac that is shared with the virtual machine in Windows Explorer, I usually launch Windows Explorer in the ...
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Disable VMWare Fusion “Unity” button

Is there any way to disable the "Unity" button (or indeed the whole bar) in single window mode for VMWare Fusion? I find myself constantly accidentally hitting this button when using my Windows VM ...
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non-persistence in VMware Fusion

I am trying to configure a VMware VM to have a non-persistent disk. This is as simple as making the disk independent f the VM, and selecting the non-persisent option. How do I do this in VMWare ...
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Import existing VMware machines into VMware Fusion

I'm trying to load some existing VMware disk stored in an external USB3 HD into VMware Fusion for Mac OS X but no matter how i do it but Mac OS X always copy the imported vmware machine into the local ...
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Bootcamp partition in Vmware fusion

I've installed windows on my macbook pro using bootcamp. Is there a way to run the same partition in a virtual mode in OSX. When I try to import the bootcamp partition through vmware fusion, it works ...
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Windows 8.1 VM: full resolution on iMac Retina 5K (5120 x 2880) and VMware Fusion 7

I am able to run a Windows 7 VM at full native resolution on a iMac with a Retina 5K display (HiDPI / Retina, at 5120 x 2880) using VMware Fusion 7. Windows 8.1, though, does not list any resolution ...
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Stop VMware Fusion from NAT'ing my VMs using my internal Wi-Fi adapter

I have two VMs that are NAT'd using the thunderbolt adapter connected to my Mac. However, when I connect to Wi-Fi on my Mac, my VMs' network settings reset to NAT using my Wi-Fi connection. How can I ...
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Trouble using X primary selection on Mint inside a VM inside MacOSX

OSX Yosemite. VMWare Fusion 7.1.1 Linux Mint 17.1, cinnamon desktop. A MacBook Pro built-in magic trackpad. I can't figure out how to use the X primary selection to copy and paste with the mouse ...
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How can I troubleshoot hanging VMWare Fusion issues? [closed]

I have a Windows VM that runs inside of a macbook. On a somewhat regular basis (2 or 3 times per month), the vm hangs. When that happens, my macbook is fine; other applications continue to function. ...
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How do I reset the login password on a Mac OS X guest OS running in VMware Fusion?

I installed an OS X instance inside of VMware Fusion since I needed a clean system to test some stuff on, but I've forgotten whatever login password I set for that guest OS's user account and now I ...
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WebLogic 12.1.1.0 is truncating dynamically generated XML file

this is my first question on SU/StackOverflow, so bear with me... We've got an exploded application, residing on a NAS mount, that we just moved from WebLogic 6.1 to WLS 12.1.1.0. Believe it or not, ...
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Moving a VM from PC to Mac?

I have a Windows 7 box on which I, using VMWare Workstation 6.5 am running a VPC with Windows Server 2008. I also have a Mac with Fusion 3. Can I 'move' the VPC from one platform to the other?
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issue: bootcamp - windows 8 - fusion drive 1TB

I have an iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 1TB Fusion drive since early January this year. I have added 2 extra 4Gb of memory bringing it to 4x4. I installed Windows 8 without any issue back ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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VMWare Fusion ungrab mouse and keyboard command triggers android home

I've got an x86 android image loaded into VMWare fusion. When I select the keys for ungrabbing the mouse and keyboard, the command key triggers the home button and whatever app I'm in gets pushed to ...
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OSX Yosemite and VMware Fusion 7 Keeps Prompting when Opening Win applications

the title of this question seems odd but it's actually a complicated thing. I use my mac with VMware Fusion 7 on the office to be able to run windows 7. I always run the vmware fusion in Unity mode ...
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VMWare Fusion 7: show windows system tray when not in unity

Hi is there a way in vmware fusion 7 to show the windows system tray in the Mac menu even if unity mode is disabled? thanks
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Performance Penalty for using VMWare Fusion shared folders

I have a OSX MacBook Pro running 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and VMWare Fusion 7. The guest operating system is Windows 7. I do development (Using Eclipse) on the Windows 7 box and want to put my workspace ...
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Undoing desktop integration in VMware Fusion and Windows 7 Guest

I originally configured my Windows 7 VM to share "My Documents" and "Desktop" between my Mac (Yosemite) and the Windows 7 VM. After undoing this integration in the VM settings, however, I constantly ...
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USB Drive will not mount in OSX Guest in VMWare Fusion

I have a Yosemite (10.10.2) host with a Mavericks (10.9.5) guest in VMWare 7. I have a seagate 3TB drive mounted on Yosemite. I connect the seagate to the guest using the icon on the toolbar. The ...
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How to convert a Physical OS X machine to Virtual Machine

I would like to migrate an existing OSX 10.9.5 machine to a 10.9.5 Guest VM running on a 10.10.1 host. My situation is: I own a 10.9.5 MBP that I use everyday. I have development tools on the ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN - Internet Access in Parallels VM, but not in VMWare VM?

I run OS X Yosemite and have the latest versions of Parallels and VMWare Fusion. I had been running a Win7x64 Parallels VM happily for a while, until it started to lose stability. I created a new ...
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Bridged Networking not work in Kali (Debian 7)

I installed VMWare Fusion 7 on MacOsX and make a Virtual Machine Linux Kali. I set Bridged Networking for my VM Kali and it doesn't work (can't connect). (By the way NAT work correctly) I've ...
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Hotspot on OSX that enables Mobile device to access a VMWare Fusion machine

I would like to demo software offline. I have a MacbookPro with OSX Yosemite, running VMware Fusion 7. I have an Android device with an app that requires services from the VMware image, and I need ...
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AntiVirus for OSX running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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VMWare + Windows 8, wrong keyboard mappings

I've been running Mac OS X + VMWare Fusion for a long time, with no problems what so ever. But earlier today I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, and after that VMWare didn't want to start my virtual ...
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Accessing site running inside the Guest VM (Ubuntu LAMP) webserver running over Max

I'm running Vmware Fusion on a Mac (host) inside which I am running VM (Ubuntu + LAMP) hosting sites like say example.com (and few other sites). When I try to access example.com from inside the ...
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How to disable VMFusion mouse capture?

Is it possible to disable mouse capture for some VMs? For example, I have a Ubuntu server installed and everytime I had to Control + Cmd to get the mouse back even though I only use the keyboard in ...
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What are the best settings for a Windows 8.1 VM in VMWare Fusion 7.1?

I have a MacBook Pro, medio 2012 with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. VMware Fusion 7.1 is installed on this MacBook to run a Windows 8.1 VM. This VM is my working machine. I do not ...
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Is there a way to automatically set OSX /etc/hosts file with VMWare Fusion?

I use VMWare Fusion all the time for development, and one of the most common things I need to do is set my /etc/hosts file to have a special hostname resolve to it. It'd be great if there were a way ...
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vagrant and virtual box and the license file

I got the following problem: I own a copy of vmware fusion 5 (license key with format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) and want to use the vagrant fusion plugin. So, trying to get things to work ...
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Windows 8.1 VM Thinks it's on a Touchscreen

I'm running Win 8.1 on an OS X system via VMware Fusion. I frequently get the "helpful" tips to swipe from here or there to do this or that, which of course I can't do. In addition, many sites force ...
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Windows 7 guest on Mac 10.10 host VMwareFusion USB Drivers not installing

I have a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 model running OSX 10.10 yosemite which has two USB 3.0 ports on it. I have VMwareFusion installed, and have windows 7 as a guest operating system. The driver for the ...
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Should I install 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 on VMware Fusion? [closed]

My MacBook Pro 13" has been extremely sluggish ever since I started working my new job earlier this year, to the point it significantly affects my productivity. I have finally decided to do something ...
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How to configure dnsmasq to work with vmware fusion?

I am trying to set a local development environment in which every .loc domain will default to my ubuntu vm running with vmware fusion. Currently I have to add every domain in my /etc/host like ...