Enable a VNC Client to Access the Virtual Machine Remotely168Configure Virtual Machine Power Options169Enable Verbose USB Debugging171Enable Dark Mode Synchronization171Enable Microsoft Virtualization-Based Security172Configure a Firmware Type1739Using the vmrun Command to Control Virtual Machines174Use the vmrun Utility175Syntax of the vmrun Command176Using Authentication Flags in vmrun Commands176Running vmrun Commands177Path to VMX File177Disabling Dialog Boxes177Syntax of vmrun Commands177Examples of vmrun Commands18410Using VMware Fusion REST API189Use the VMware Fusion REST API Service18911Upgrading Fusion191Upgrade Fusion with Autoupdate191Upgrade Fusion From a Download192Upgrade Fusion to a Fully Licensed Version After the Evaluation Period192Upgrading VMware Tools 193Uninstalling Fusion194Uninstall Fusion194Force Virtual Machine Processes to Quit194Using VMware FusionVMware, Inc.8
Using VMware FusionUsing VMware Fusiondescribes how to use VMware Fusion®to create, use, and manage virtualmachines. It also describes how to install, configure, upgrade, and uninstall Fusion.Intended AudienceThis information is intended for anyone who wants to install, upgrade, or use Fusion.VMware, Inc.9
Getting Started with Fusion1With Fusion, you can run personal computer (PC) applications and devices on your Intel-based Mac.Designed for the Mac user, Fusion takes advantage of the security, flexibility, and portability of virtualmachines to run Windows and other x86 operating systems at the same time as macOS.This chapter includes the following topics:nAbout VMware FusionnAbout VMware Fusion PronSystem Requirements for FusionnInstall FusionnStart FusionnHow-To VideosnTake Advantage of Fusion Online ResourcesAbout VMware FusionTake a quick look at what Fusion does and how it works.What Fusion DoesFusion enables you to run your Windows applications and PC-only devices on your Intel-based Mac. Youcan run multiple operating systems and applications at the same time, along with your Mac applications.The operating systems and applications are isolated in secure virtual machines.How Fusion WorksFusion maps the physical hardware resources to the virtual machine’s resources, so each virtual machinehas its own processor, memory, disks, I/O devices and so on. Each virtual machine is the full equivalent ofa standard x86 computer, although it is represented in a single file package on the Mac.After you install Fusion and create a virtual machine, you can install and run complete, unmodifiedoperating systems, and associated application software in the virtual machine, just as on a physical PC.Operating systems you can use include Windows, Linux, and macOS. Fusion offers the benefits of havinga second PC without its added expense, physical setup, and maintenance.