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Using VMware Fusion
Modified on 21 DEC 2017
VMware Fusion 10.0
VMware Fusion Pro 10.0Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 2
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www.vmware.comContents
Using VMware Fusion 6

1 Getting Started with Fusion 7
About VMware Fusion 7
About VMware Fusion Pro 8
System Requirements for Fusion 8
Install Fusion 9
Start Fusion 10
How-To Videos 10
Take Advantage of Fusion Online Resources 10

2 Understanding Fusion 12
Virtual Machines and What Fusion Can Do 12
Navigating and Taking Action by Using the Fusion Interface 17

3 Configuring Fusion 30
Setting Fusion Preferences 30
Customizing the Fusion Display 39
Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock 40
Set a Virtual Machine Application to Open When You Log in to Your Mac 41
Contents of the Virtual Machine Package 41
Work with Virtual Machine Packages 41

4 Creating Virtual Machines 43
Create a Virtual Machine 43
Upload a Virtual Machine to a Remote Server 56
Download a Virtual Machine from a Remote Server 57
Migrate an Existing Physical PC to a Virtual Machine 57
Importing Windows Virtual Machines 62
Export a Virtual Machine to OVF Format 66
Installing and Using VMware Tools 66
Cloning Virtual Machines with Fusion Pro 72

5 Working with Your Virtual Machines 76
Scan for Virtual Machines to Add to the Virtual Machine Library 76
Running Fusion and Virtual Machines 77
Open a Windows Application While You Are in Unity View 86
Open a Windows Application from the Applications Menu 87
VMware, Inc. 3Moving and Sharing Files with Your Mac 87
Sharing Applications Between Your Mac and Your Windows Virtual Machines 90
Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock 91
Switch Between Virtual Machines That Are Powered On 91
Using Mac Input Devices in a Virtual Machine 92
Force Virtual Machines to Grab Keyboard and Mouse Input 93

6 Sharing Files Between Windows and Your Mac 94
Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders 94
Guest Operating Systems That Support Mirrored Folders 95
Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders for a Virtual Machine 95
Add or Remove a Mirrored Folder 96
Add a Shared Folder 96
Remove a Shared Folder 97

7 Protecting Your Virtual Machines 98
Snapshots 98
AutoProtect 100
Copy a Virtual Machine to External Media 101
Using Time Machine When You Have Fusion on Your Mac 102

8 Configuring Your Virtual Machines 104
Fusion General System Settings 104
Set a Virtual Machine to Start When Fusion Starts 105
Setting Virtual Processors and Memory 106
Enable Default Applications 108
Configuring Keyboard and Mouse Profiles 109
Enable a CD/DVD Drive on a Remote Virtual Machine 110
Enable a Floppy Drive on a Remote Virtual Machine 111
View the Status of a Server or Remote Virtual Machine 111
Configuring Display Resolution Settings 111
Enable Hot Keys for Virtual Machines 114
Configure Discrete Graphics Management 115
Set the Default Printer for a Virtual Machine 115
Add a Device 116
Select a Startup Device 143
Encrypting and Restricting a Virtual Machine 143
Virtual Machine Compatibility 148
Configuring Guest Isolation Options for a Virtual Machine 149
Managing Advanced Settings 150

Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 49 Using the vmrun Command to Control Virtual Machines 159
Use the vmrun Utility 160
Syntax of the vmrun Command 161
Using Authentication Flags in vmrun Commands 161
Running vmrun Commands 162

10 Using VMware Fusion REST API 175
Use the VMware Fusion REST API Service 175

11 Upgrading Fusion 177
Upgrade Fusion with Autoupdate 177
Upgrade Fusion From a Download 178
Upgrade Fusion to a Fully Licensed Version After the Evaluation Period 179
Upgrading VMware Tools 179
Uninstalling Fusion 180
Force Virtual Machine Processes to Quit 180
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 5Using VMware Fusion
Using VMware Fusion describes how to use VMware Fusion
®
to create, use, and manage virtual
machines. It also describes how to install, configure, upgrade, and uninstall Fusion.
Intended Audience
This information is intended for anyone who wants to install, upgrade, or use Fusion.
VMware, Inc. 6Getting Started with Fusion 1
With 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 virtual
machines to run Windows and other x86 operating systems at the same time as macOS.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n About VMware Fusion
n About VMware Fusion Pro
n System Requirements for Fusion
n Install Fusion
n Start Fusion
n How-To Videos
n Take Advantage of Fusion Online Resources
About VMware Fusion
Take a quick look at what Fusion does and how it works.
What Fusion Does
Fusion enables you to run your Windows applications and PC-only devices on your Intel-based Mac. You
can 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 Works
Fusion maps the physical hardware resources to the virtual machine’s resources, so each virtual machine
has its own processor, memory, disks, I/O devices and so on. Each virtual machine is the full equivalent of
a 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, unmodified
operating 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 having
a second PC without its added expense, physical setup, and maintenance.
VMware, Inc. 7The operating system of the computer on which you run Fusion is called the host. Mac OS X, Mac OS X
Server, OS X, and macOS are the only hosts supported for Fusion. The virtualized operating system you
run inside Fusion is called the guest.
About VMware Fusion Pro
Fusion Pro provides advanced virtualization features for managing the virtual machines on your Mac.
Fusion Pro provides the following virtualization features:
n Clone a virtual machine
n Ability to power on a virtual machine to firmware
n Export a virtual machine to OVF format
n Restrict a virtual machine
n Set a keyboard shortcut for a virtual machine
n Create advanced custom networking configurations
n Connect to a remote server
n Obtain information from the Virtual Machine Library window, such as processor, memory, network,
and disk information for a virtual machine
n Set bandwidth, packet loss, and latency for a virtual network adapter to simulate various network
environments
n Set the firmware type
n Enable UEFI Secure Boot
n Enable VBS (virtualization-based security) for a Windows 10 and later virtual machine
n Use Rest API
System Requirements for Fusion
Verify that you have the minimum system requirements for installing and using Fusion.
n The following processors are supported.
n Processors on all Macs launched in 2011 or later except for the Intel
®
Xeon
®
W3565 processor
when used on the 2012 Mac Pro Quad Core
n Processors on 2010 Mac Pro Six Core, Eight Core, and Twelve Core
n The following Metal host graphics rendering engine requirements apply.
n Hardware Requirements
n MacBook, Early 2015 or later
n MacBook Air, Mid 2012 or later
n MacBook Pro, Mid 2012 or later
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 8n Mac Mini, Late 2012 or later
n iMac, Late 2012 or later
n Mac Pro, Late 2013 or later
See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205073 for information about Mac support of Metal.
n Software Requirements
n macOS 10.12.5 or later
n OS X 10.11 or later for the host OS.
n Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for virtual machines. Windows operating
systems are available separately from Microsoft and other retailers.
Important Fusion does not provide any operating systems for installation on virtual machines that
you create with Fusion. You must provide the operating system installation media.
n 4 GB of memory, 8 GB recommended.
n 750 MB of free disk space for Fusion, and at least 5 GB of free disk space for each virtual machine.
Note You must have enough memory to run macOS, plus the memory required for each guest
operating system and for applications on the Mac and in the virtual machines.
Install Fusion
You install Fusion in the same way you install other macOS applications.
Installation of Fusion does not modify existing virtual machines.
Prerequisites
n Verify that you have the administrator password for your Mac.
n Download the Fusion installer file to your Mac. You can obtain the Fusion installer file from the
VMware website.
n Verify that you have the appropriate license key. For example, if you are using VMware Fusion Pro,
you must provide a Fusion Pro license key to activate the Fusion Pro features.
For information about installing Fusion Pro for Horizon FLEX, see the VMware Horizon FLEX Client User
Guide.
Procedure
1 Double-click the Fusion .dmg file to open it.
The contents of the disk image appear in the Fusion Finder window.
2 In the Finder window, drag the VMware Fusion icon to the Applications folder icon.
3 When prompted, type your administrator user name and password.
Fusion is installed in the Applications folder on your Mac.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 9Start Fusion
Start using Fusion.
Prerequisites
Verify that you have the administrator password for your Mac.
Procedure
1 In the Applications folder, double-click VMware Fusion.
The Virtual Machine Library window appears. From this window, you can start working with virtual
machines.
2 (Optional) To save Fusion in the Mac Dock, right-click the icon, and select Options > Keep in Dock.
How-To Videos
Watch online videos about using Fusion.
If you are new to Fusion, watch some how-to videos to become familiar with Fusion features.
Procedure
u In Fusion, click Help > Video Tutorials to access a wide variety of topics that help you get started
with Fusion.
What to do next
On the Fusion Support Center page, you can find support and troubleshooting information for running
Windows and Linux on the Mac, such as Windows activation issues, sharing data, working with virtual
disks, and many other topics. See the Fusion Support Center at
https://www.vmware.com/support/fusion.html.
Take Advantage of Fusion Online Resources
Go to the Fusion Support Center for product news, FAQs, more resources, and the online community.
To learn about available Fusion support offerings, registering a product, or creating a technical support
request, see the Fusion Support Center at https://www.vmware.com/support/fusion.html.
You can also find information about using Fusion at the following self-help sources:
n Join the VMware Fusion Community at https://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/fusion. The
VMware Fusion Community is where Fusion users can exchange information, questions, and
comments to get the most out of Fusion.
n The VMware Knowledge Base provides troubleshooting information, solutions to error messages, and
some best practice information for most VMware products. To find information on a specific problem
you encounter in Fusion, select VMware Fusion in the product list and search for your problem by
key word at http://kb.vmware.com.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 10n For answers to frequently asked questions about Fusion, go to
http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/faqs.html.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 11Understanding Fusion 2
Fusion harnesses virtualization to give you a powerful tool to run PC applications and devices on your
Mac.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n Virtual Machines and What Fusion Can Do
n Navigating and Taking Action by Using the Fusion Interface
Virtual Machines and What Fusion Can Do
With Fusion, you can run virtual machines inside your Mac, which gives you access to a wide range of
Windows and other x86 operating systems and applications.
What Is a Virtual Machine?
A virtual machine is a software computer that, like a physical computer, runs an operating system and
applications.
A virtual machine typically contains a display, a hard disk or disks, one or more processors, memory, a
CD/DVD drive, a network adapter, and a USB controller. All of these components are virtualized. That is,
these elements of a virtual machine are all created by software and stored in files on your Mac.
The virtual machine runs in a window on your Intel-based Mac. You install an operating system and
applications in the virtual machine and operate it as you would a physical computer. An operating system
cannot distinguish between a virtual machine and a physical machine, nor can applications or other
computers on a network. What you can do with a physical machine (install software, save files, add
additional drives, and so on) you can do with a virtual machine.
Virtual machines are fully supported by Fusion with the underlying physical hardware. For example, you
can configure a virtual machine with virtual components that are completely different from the physical
components that are present on the underlying hardware. Virtual machines on the same physical host can
run different kinds of operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS, and others).
Fusion Capabilities
With Fusion, you can create, open, and run VMware virtual machines, and use PC-specific hardware with
a Mac.
VMware, Inc. 12With Fusion, you can perform the following tasks:
n Run x86 operating systems, including Windows, Linux, macOS, and others, on macOS without
rebooting.
n Run Windows and Linux applications on your Intel-based Mac.
n Run most Windows 3D applications that require DirectX 9 or DirectX 10 on your Mac.
n Import virtual machines created with Parallels Desktop, Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac, or virtual
machines that use the OVF (Open Virtualization Format) standard.
n Migrate your physical Windows PC to a Fusion virtual machine with the integrated Migration
Assistant.
n Access USB devices, such as video cameras and high-speed disks, from a virtual machine.
n Drag files between your Intel-based macOS host machine and virtual machines running other x86
operating systems.
n Fusion works with VMware virtual machines created with different VMware products. For more
information, see Virtual Machine Compatibility
Supported Guest Operating Systems
Fusion supports more than 100 guest operating systems, including most versions of Windows, Linux, Mac
OS X, OS X, and macOS.
For guest operating system support, visit http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
You can also go to the VMware Web site and click the Support tab. Under Support Resources, click the
Compatibility Guides link.
Virtual Hardware Specifications
Each virtual machine has a standard virtual hardware configuration for chip set, BIOS, ports, and so on.
The amount of memory and number of processors depends on your Mac.
Processor
n One virtual processor on a host system with one or more logical processors
n Up to eight virtual processors (eight-way virtual symmetric multiprocessing, or Virtual SMP™ ) on a
host system with at least four logical processors
n The following configurations have two logical processors:
n A multiprocessor Mac with two or more physical CPUs
n A single-processor Mac with a multicore CPU
Chip Set
n Intel 440BX-based motherboard
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 13n NS338 SIO
n 82093AA IOAPIC
BIOS
n PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6 with VESA BIOS
Memory
n Up to 64 GB, depending on the available memory on your Mac, virtual machine hardware version,
and guest operating system support
n Total memory available for all virtual machines is limited only by the amount of memory on the Mac
Note If you assign too much memory to your virtual machines and have them all running at the
same time, your Mac might slow down because of heavy disk swapping. As a best practice, make
sure the total memory that Fusion and all running virtual machines uses stays below 70 percent of
your total Mac memory.
Graphics
n VGA
n SVGA
n 128MB 3D accelerated video with DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 for Windows
XP as the guest OS
n 256MB 3D accelerated video with DirectX 9.0EX with Aero and OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista and
later as the guest OS
n 3D accelerated video with DirectX 10 with OpenGL 3.3 for Windows Vista and later as the guest OS.
DirectX 10 requires OSX 10.10 or later on the host and hardware version 12 and later. DirectX 10
also requires a GPU version of Intel HD4000 or later, Nvidia GeForce 650M or later, or AMD Radeon
HD 5750 or later. The VMware guest operating system OpenGL driver for Windows and Linux
supports the OpenGL 3.3 core profile only. The OpenGL3.3 compatibility profile is not supported.
n To use the GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc and GL_S3_s3tc Open Graphics Library (OpenGL)
extensions in a Windows XP or Windows 7 or later guest operating system, you must install Microsoft
DirectX End-User Runtime in the guest operating system. OpenGL is an application program
interface that is used to define 2D and 3D computer graphics. You can download Microsoft DirectX
End-User Runtime from the Microsoft Download Center Web site.
IDE Devices
n Up to four devices. Any of these devices can be a virtual hard disk or CD/DVD drive
n IDE virtual disks up to 8 TB
n CD/DVD drive can be a physical device on the host or client system, or an ISO image file or a DMG
image file
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 14SATA Devices
n Up to 120 SATA devices: 4 controllers and 30 devices per controller
n SATA virtual disks up to 8 TB
SCSI Devices
n Up to 60 devices. Any of these devices can be a virtual hard disk or CD/DVD drive
n SCSI virtual disks up to 8 TB
n LSI Logic LSI53C10xx Ultra320 SCSI I/O controller. For Windows XP guest systems, this requires an
add-on driver from the LSI Logic Web site. On the Web site, select Support & Downloads, click the
link for downloading drivers, and select the controller in the drop-down menu to find the driver to
download.
n Mylex (BusLogic) BT-958 compatible host bus adapter. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
guest systems, this requires an add-on driver from the VMware Web site. See
http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/drivers_tools.html.
NVMe Devices
n Up to 60 NVMe devices: 4 controllers and 15 devices per controller
n The following guest operating systems do not support virtual NVMe hard disks by default.
n Windows operating systems prior to Windows 8.1
n Mac operating systems prior to macOS 10.13
n Some Linux operating systems
Several Linux operating systems support NVMe while others do not. Check with the operating
system vendor.
Printers
n Driver-free printing. Automatic replication of host printers in guest virtual machines, including PCL and
PostScript printers
n Local and network-attached printers
Floppy Drives
n Up to two 1.44MB floppy devices
n Virtual floppy devices use floppy image files only
Serial (COM) Ports
n Up to four serial (COM) ports
n Virtual serial ports support only output to a file
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 15n One serial port can be used for driver-free printing
Parallel (LPT) Ports
n Up to three bidirectional parallel (LPT) ports
n Virtual parallel ports support only output to a file
USB Ports
n Supports high-speed USB 2.0 and super-speed USB 3.0
n Supports most devices, including USB printers, scanners, PDAs, hard disk drives, memory card
readers and digital cameras, as well as streaming devices such as webcams, speakers, and
microphones
Keyboard
n 104-key Windows 95/98 enhanced
Mouse and Drawing Tablets
n PS/2 mouse
n USB mouse
n USB drawing tablets
Ethernet Card
n Up to 10 virtual Ethernet cards are supported.
Virtual Networking
n Three virtual hubs are configured by default for bridged, host-only, and NAT networking.
n Support for most Ethernet-based protocols, including TCP/IP v4, Microsoft Networking, Samba,
Novell NetWare, and Network File System.
n Built-in NAT supports client software using TCP/IP v4, FTP, DNS, HTTP, WINS, and Telnet, including
VPN support for PPTP over NAT.
n Create additional virtual networks to create isolated logical networks. This feature is available only
with Fusion Pro.
n Support for IPv6 for NAT only applies to additional virtual networks, and is available only with Fusion
Pro.
Sound
n Sound output and input using the Mac default input and output settings.
n Emulates Creative Labs Sound Blaster ES1371 AudioPCI sound card. MIDI input, game controllers
and joysticks are not supported.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 16n HDAudio
Solid-State Drives
If your host machine has a physical solid-state drive (SSD), the host informs guest operating systems
they are running on an SSD.
This allows the guest operating systems to optimize behavior. How the virtual machines recognize SSD
and use this information depends on the guest operating system and the disk type of the virtual disk
(SCSI, SATA, IDE, or NVMe).
n On Windows 8, Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines, all drive types
can report their virtual disks as SSD drives.
Note
n NVMe virtual hard disks are natively supported for Windows 8.1 and later.
n To create a new a virtual machine with a Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 guest operating system
using NVMe as the virtual hard disk, apply the appropriate Windows hot fix. See
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990941.
n Several Linux operating systems support NVMe while others do not. Check with the operating
system vendor.
n On Windows 7 virtual machines, only IDE and SATA virtual disks can report their virtual disks as SSD.
SCSI virtual disks only report as SSD when used as a system drive in a virtual machine, or as a
mechanical drive when used as a data drive inside a virtual machine.
n On Mac virtual machines, only SATA and NVMe virtual disks are reported as SSD. IDE and SCSI
virtual disks are reported as mechanical drives.
Note NVMe virtual hard disks are supported for macOS 10.13 and later.
Use the virtual machine operating system to verify your virtual machine is using SSD as its virtual disk.
Navigating and Taking Action by Using the Fusion
Interface
With Fusion interface elements, you can access your virtual machines and manage Fusion.
VMware Fusion Toolbar
You can use icons on the toolbar to initiate actions or change settings.
You can use the VMware Fusion toolbar to change the state of the virtual machine (for example, power
on, suspend, reboot), access its snapshots, or view and change settings for the virtual machine.
You can see the VMware Fusion toolbar in the virtual machine window in Single Window view and in the
Virtual Machine Library based on your selection to show or hide the toolbar in the View menu. See Show
or Hide the Fusion Toolbar.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 17Perform Actions on Your Virtual Machines from the Virtual
Machine Library Window
The Virtual Machine Library window shows the virtual machines you created or powered on in Fusion.
Procedure
1 To access the Virtual Machine Library window, select Window > Virtual Machine Library .
2 To perform an action with an existing virtual machine or to create a virtual machine, follow the
appropriate instruction.
Option Action
Start a virtual machine Click the play button on the thumbnail image of the virtual machine.
Suspend a virtual machine Select the thumbnail image of the virtual machine and click the suspend button in
the toolbar.
Add notes about a virtual machine Select the virtual machine and click Virtual Machine > Get Info. Type notes in
the Notes text box of the General settings for the virtual machine.
Obtain specific information about the
virtual machine (Fusion Pro only)
The following information is available in the Virtual Machine Library window.
n Virtual machine processor and memory information.
To access the Processors & Memory settings window, click the information
icon.
n Network information appears when the virtual machine is connected to a
network and powered on with VMware Tools installed.
To obtain more detailed network information, click the information icon.
n Hard disk, snapshot, and reclaimable information.
Reclaimable information is listed for Windows virtual machines only.
Click the Refresh disk space icon to update the hard disk, snapshot, and
reclaimable information and to prompt the Clean Up Recommended
message to appear, if applicable.
Clean up a non-encrypted virtual
machine (Fusion Pro only)
The Clean Up Recommended message appears for a non-encrypted virtual
machine when the virtual machine is powered off and a significant amount of
virtual machine space is available to be freed.
To initiate the cleanup, click the message. The General settings dialog box
appears, which includes cleanup options you can select.
Rename a virtual machine a Control-click the virtual machine.
b Select Rename.
c Type a new name and press Enter.
Determine the location of a virtual
machine`s files
a Control-click the virtual machine.
b Select Show in Finder.
Change the settings for a virtual
machine
To open the Settings window for that virtual machine, select Virtual Machine >
Settings. Some settings can be changed only when the virtual machine is
powered off.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 18Option Action
Add virtual machines to the Virtual
Machine Library window
You can add one or more virtual machines at a time to the Virtual Machine Library
window

Manual Drag the virtual machine package icons or the virtual
machines` .vmx files to the window.
Automated 1 Select File > Scan for Virtual Machines.
2 Click +.
3 Select a folder.
4 Click Open.
5 Click Scan.
Remove a virtual machine from the
Virtual Machine Library window
a Shut down or power off the virtual machine.
b Control-click the virtual machine.
c Select Delete.
Removing a virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window is not the
same as deleting the virtual machine from your hard disk.
Create a new virtual machine, import a
virtual machine, or migrate a physical
computer
Use the File menu to create a new virtual machine, import a virtual machine, or
migrate a PC.

Using the Home Pane to Create a Virtual Machine or Obtain One
from Another Source
You can create a virtual machine, or migrate a physical PC.
Power On the Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine
You can use the contents of your Boot Camp partition at the same time that you are running your Mac
operating system. To do so, you use Fusion to power on the Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine.
Boot Camp is Apple software that enables an Intel-based Mac to run Windows operating systems. Boot
Camp requires you to choose between Mac or Windows at boot time. Boot Camp creates separate Mac
and Windows partitions on your hard disk to create a dual-boot environment. When you use your
Windows Boot Camp partition as a Fusion virtual machine, you can perform the following tasks:
n Use your Boot Camp virtual machine and your Mac without rebooting and switching between them.
n Share files between your Boot Camp virtual machine and your Mac, through shared folders, dragging
files, or cutting and pasting text.
Note Windows reactivation complications can occur if you do not install VMware Tools. In such a case, if
you reactivate Windows in your Boot Camp virtual machine, and subsequently boot your Boot Camp
partition natively, you will be prompted to reactivate Windows. Reactivating Windows in your native Boot
Camp partition will result in your Boot Camp virtual machine requiring reactivation the next time you
power it on, and so forth. Installing VMware Tools solves this problem.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 19Prerequisites
You must have a Boot Camp partition in place before you start this procedure.
You must have administrator privileges to use the Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine.
Procedure
1 Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
2 In the Virtual Machine Library window, click the Boot Camp thumbnail in the list of virtual machines,
which identifies the partition that Fusion detected.
3 (Optional) Type your Mac password to access the Boot Camp partition.
Fusion creates a virtual machine that uses your Boot Camp partition and starts Windows.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions and restart your virtual machine when prompted.
After Windows boots from your Boot Camp virtual machine, Fusion starts the installation of VMware
Tools. VMware Tools enables full virtual machine functionality and optimizes performance for your
Boot Camp partition when you use the partition as a virtual machine.
5 When the VMware Tools installation is complete, reboot your computer.
What to do next
The first time you power on your Boot Camp virtual machine after you install VMware Tools, you must
reactivate Windows.
Using the Fusion Applications Menu
The applications menu is accessible on your Mac desktop when the virtual machine is in Unity view. The
applications menu provides you with quick access to virtual machine applications, guest operating system
functions, and Fusion functions.
With the Fusion applications menu, you can think about your virtual computing environment in terms of
applications rather than virtual machines. The applications menu is a single source for finding every
application on the virtual machine.
The applications menu is only available when you use Unity view as your working environment. You can
access the contents of the Windows start menu when the taskbar is not visible. You can also access the
Virtual Machine and View menu when Fusion is not the active application.
n Set Up the Applications Menu
You can configure the Fusion applications menu for quick access to applications.
n Find a Guest Application by Using the Applications Menu
You can find and open any virtual machine application from the applications menu. The applications
menu is accessible in the Mac Dock when the virtual machine is in Unity view.
Set Up the Applications Menu
You can configure the Fusion applications menu for quick access to applications.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 20To access the applications menu, Fusion must be in Unity view. The applications menu provides quick
access to applications you add when you configure the applications menu and to applications you
recently opened.
The applications menu also provides access to Fusion functions, such as the power commands and the
views, and certain Windows functions, such as the run command.
Procedure
1 Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
2 Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
3 Under System Settings in the Settings window, click Applications Menu.
4 (Optional) Add items to the applications menu.
a To see the applications and other items available in the virtual machine, click the add (+) button.
b Click, shift-click, or -click the items to appear in the applications menu and click Add.
5 (Optional) Use the mouse to select and move application-menu items up or down to reorder them.
6 (Optional) Remove items from the applications menu.
a Select the item in the list to remove.
b Click the remove (-) button.
Find a Guest Application by Using the Applications Menu
You can find and open any virtual machine application from the applications menu. The applications menu
is accessible in the Mac Dock when the virtual machine is in Unity view.
The applications menu provides quick access to applications you add when you configure the
applications menu, see Set Up the Applications Menu, and applications you recently opened.
Prerequisites
With the virtual machine open in single window or full screen view, switch to Unity view. For example,
select View > Unity.
When you switch to Unity view, the following events occur.
n The virtual machine interface disappears.
n Applications currently open in the virtual machine appear directly on the Mac desktop.
n
VMware Unity ( ) appears in the Mac Dock.
Procedure
1
Click VMware Unity ( ) in the Mac Dock.
The VMware Unity applications menu appears in the Mac menu bar and a window opens that
contains the applications menu.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 21The applications menu lists recently used applications. Depending on the operating system, it also
displays applications listed in a start menu or applications menu for that virtual machine.
2 In the list, find the application to open.
3 (Optional) If the application name does not appear in the list, you can show more applications.
n Click All Programs.
n Type the name of the application in the search field.
4 To open the application, click the icon.
Using Different Views in the Fusion Interface
You can view the Fusion interface in Single Window view, Full Screen view, and Unity view. These views
enable you to work with your applications and virtual machines in different ways.
Use Single Window View to Have Your Virtual Machine Appear in a Single
Window on the Mac Desktop
In Single Window view, the virtual machine appears in a single window that you can resize and move with
the mouse.
In Single Window view, you can see and use the VMware Fusion toolbar.
n Switch to Single Window View
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, switch to Single Window
view.
n Return to Another View from Single Window View
To have the desktop of your virtual machine fill your display or set of displays, or to see a guest
application in a window on the Mac desktop, exit Single Window view.
Switch to Single Window View
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, switch to Single Window view.
In Single Window view, the virtual machine appears in a single window that you can resize and move with
the mouse.
Procedure
u Switch to Single Window view.
n In Full Screen view with the Full Screen title bar, select View > Single Window.
n
In Full Screen view without the Full Screen Minibar, use the keyboard shortcut +Control+F to
switch to Single Window view.
n
In Unity view, use the keyboard shortcut +Shift+U to switch to Single Window view.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 22Return to Another View from Single Window View
To have the desktop of your virtual machine fill your display or set of displays, or to see a guest
application in a window on the Mac desktop, exit Single Window view.
Procedure
n To have the desktop of your virtual machine fill your entire display or set of displays, from the
VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Full Screen.
n To display guest application windows directly on your Mac desktop without seeing the virtual
machine`s desktop, select View > Unity.
Use Unity View to Display Guest Applications Directly on a Mac Desktop
To work with your virtual machine applications from the Mac desktop without the Fusion interface, use
Unity view.
In Unity view, your virtual machine`s window is hidden and VMware Unity appears in the Mac Dock. When
you open virtual machine applications, those applications also appear in the Mac Dock. You can use the
virtual machine applications just as you use your native Mac applications.
n About Unity View
Unity view is supported in several Windows operating systems, and enables you to use many Mac
functions with your guest applications.
n Switch to Unity View
You can switch to Unity view from an application open in another view.
n Use the Waiting for Unity Window to Interact with the Guest Operating System
Some operating system activities that require a response do not appear in Unity view. Fusion
displays the Waiting for Unity window to enable you to respond.
n View the Windows Taskbar and System Tray in Unity View
You can have the Windows taskbar or system tray visible while in Unity view.
n Connect a USB Device in Unity View
You must manually connect USB devices when your virtual machine is running in Unity view.
n Switch to Another View From Unity View
To see the desktop of the virtual machine, you can switch from Unity view to Single Window view or
Full Screen view.
About Unity View
Unity view is supported in several Windows operating systems, and enables you to use many Mac
functions with your guest applications.
Unity view is fully supported in virtual machines running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7,
Windows 8, and Windows 10. Unity view is experimentally supported in virtual machines running
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 23You can use the + C, + X, and + V Mac keyboard shortcuts to copy, cut, and paste text between
your Mac applications and virtual machine applications displayed in Unity view. You can also use the
Mission Control feature with virtual machine applications in Unity view, and you can use + Tab to
switch between applications.
To use a virtual machine application, click the application in the Mac Dock, which launches Fusion and
opens the application.
The following Mac features are supported with virtual machine applications.
n Keep virtual machine applications in the Mac Dock after you power off your virtual machine and quit
Fusion. See Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock.
n Set virtual machine applications to open when you start up your Mac and log in. See Set a Virtual
Machine Application to Open When You Log in to Your Mac.
Switch to Unity View
You can switch to Unity view from an application open in another view.
Prerequisites
Unity view works only if VMware Tools is installed in the virtual machine.
Procedure
1 In your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 virtual machine, open
the applications to use in Unity view.
2 Switch to Unity View using one of the following methods:
n From the View menu, select Unity.
n
Use the keyboard shortcut +Shift+U.
n Click the Switch to Unity view icon in the tool bar of the virtual machine window.
The virtual machine window is hidden. The open applications are displayed in windows on the Mac
desktop and as icon tiles in the Mac Dock.
What to do next
To exit Unity view, click the Fusion icon in the Mac Dock and select View > Single Window or View >
Full Screen.
Use the Waiting for Unity Window to Interact with the Guest Operating System
Some operating system activities that require a response do not appear in Unity view. Fusion displays the
Waiting for Unity window to enable you to respond.
Procedure
n In the Waiting for Unity window, follow prompts to respond to the dialog boxes.
When you are finished responding, the virtual machine returns to Unity view.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 24n Respond to the virtual machine`s operating system by exiting Unity view.
a Click Exit Unity.
b Perform any activities that the guest operating system requires.
c To return to Unity view, select View > Unity.
View the Windows Taskbar and System Tray in Unity View
You can have the Windows taskbar or system tray visible while in Unity view.
Procedure
n Show the taskbar by selecting View > Show Taskbar in Unity.
You might have to move the location of the Mac Dock to see the taskbar.
The Hide System Tray menu item is dimmed.
n Hide the taskbar by selecting View > Hide Taskbar in Unity.
n Show the system tray by selecting View > Show System Tray in Unity.
n Hide the system tray by selecting View > Hide System Tray in Unity
When they are set to show, these elements also remain visible when you switch to work in non-Windows
applications.
Connect a USB Device in Unity View
You must manually connect USB devices when your virtual machine is running in Unity view.
Note Fusion does not support USB adapters for connecting displays to your virtual machines.
Procedure
1 Plug the USB device into your Mac.
The selection dialog appears.
2 Select the system to which you want to connect the device.
The action you take depends on how many virtual machines are open.
Option Description
If you have one virtual machine
powered on
Select Connect to Mac or Connect to OS of your open virtual machine.
If you have two or more virtual
machines powered on
In the pop-up menu, select Connect to your Mac or Connect to virtual
machine name for the selected virtual machine. Click OK.

Switch to Another View From Unity View
To see the desktop of the virtual machine, you can switch from Unity view to Single Window view or Full
Screen view.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 25Prerequisites
Fusion must be the active application, so that the Fusion menu appears at the top of the display.
Procedure
u Exit Unity view.
Option Action
Have your virtual machine appear in a
single window on the Mac desktop.
From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Single Window.
Have the desktop of your virtual
machine fill your entire display or set
of displays.
From the VMware Fusion menu bar, select View > Full Screen.

The open applications appear in the Fusion virtual machine window.
Use Full Screen View To Make Your Virtual Machine Desktop Fill Your Display
In Full Screen view, Fusion fills your entire display or set of displays with the desktop of your virtual
machine.
In this view you do not see the Mac Dock. You can show or hide the VMware Fusion menu bar. This view
looks as if you are using a machine dedicated to running your guest operating system. You have access
to the toolbar by moving the cursor to the top of the display to reveal the toolbar. Optionally, a subset of
Fusion functions are available via the compact Full Screen Minibar.
n Switch Fusion to Full Screen View
You can switch to Full Screen view from another view.
n Hide the VMware Fusion Menu Bar in Full Screen View
When you are in Full Screen view, the VMware Fusion menu bar hides until you hover the cursor at
the top of the Full Screen display. You can set the VMware Fusion menu bar to hide all the time.
n Set the Full Screen Minibar
When you are in Full Screen view, you can use the Full Screen Minibar to access some virtual
machine controls such as state change and some Virtual Machine menu options.
n Return to Another View from Full Screen View
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, or to see a guest
application in a window on the Mac desktop, switch to Unity view or Single Window view.
Switch Fusion to Full Screen View
You can switch to Full Screen view from another view.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 26Procedure
u Switch to Full Screen view.
n Click the Enter Full Screen button in the toolbar at the top of the virtual machine window.
n From the View menu, select Full Screen.
n
Use the +Control+F keyboard shortcut to switch to Full Screen view.
The Fusion virtual machine window expands to fill the full screen (or screens if you have multiple displays
and have Fusion configured to use them all). When possible, a new space is created for easy navigation
using Mission Control.
Hide the VMware Fusion Menu Bar in Full Screen View
When you are in Full Screen view, the VMware Fusion menu bar hides until you hover the cursor at the
top of the Full Screen display. You can set the VMware Fusion menu bar to hide all the time.
The Full Screen menu bar behavior applies to running virtual machines.
Procedure
u Set the Hide Menu Bar in Full Screen option.
n Select View > Hide Menu Bar in Full Screen.
n
Use the + Shift +M keyboard shortcut to hide or show the VMware Fusion menu bar in Full
Screen view.
Set the Full Screen Minibar
When you are in Full Screen view, you can use the Full Screen Minibar to access some virtual machine
controls such as state change and some Virtual Machine menu options.
In Full Screen view, the virtual machine window expands to fill the full screen, or screens if you are using
multiple displays. In this view you do not see the Mac Dock. However, you can access some Virtual
Machine menu options by using the Full Screen Minibar. The Full Screen Minibar contains the Fusion
suspend and run button for the virtual machine, some virtual machine options, and the return to Single
Window view button.
Procedure
1 Select View > Full Screen.
The virtual machine view changes to Full Screen view and the Full Screen Minibar appears on the
right side of the screen by default.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 272 Select the button in the Minibar with the gear icon and set the Full Screen Minibar behavior from the
Full Screen Minibar menu.
Option Description
Always Show The Full Screen Minibar is always visible.
Automatically Hide and Show For running virtual machines, the Full Screen Minibar is visible if you move the
pointer over its position at the edge of the display. For virtual machines that are
not running, the Full Screen Minibar always appears.
Always Hide
The Full Screen Minibar never appears. Use the +Control+F keyboard
shortcut to exit Full Screen view.
Position on Screen Set where the Full Screen Minibar appears: Top, Left, Bottom, or Right edge.
You can also drag and drop the Full Screen Minibar to different positions in a
single display or you can drag it to another display if you have more than one
display.

Note The Full Screen Minibar can be moved to a different side of the display by dragging.
Return to Another View from Full Screen View
To see the Mac desktop and the virtual machine desktop at the same time, or to see a guest application in
a window on the Mac desktop, switch to Unity view or Single Window view.
To have your virtual machine appear in a single window on the Mac desktop, exit to Single Window view.
To display guest application windows directly on your Mac desktop without seeing the virtual machine`s
desktop, exit to Unity view.
Procedure
n To exit Full Screen to Single Window view, in the Full Screen title bar, select View > Single Window,
or use the keyboard shortcut +Control+F.
n To exit Full Screen to Unity view, in the Full Screen title bar, select View > Unity, or use the keyboard
shortcut +Shift+U.
Resize the Virtual Machine Display to Fit
You can force the virtual machine display to fit the current screen or window size.
This option is disabled when the virtual machine is in Unity view or when the virtual machine display
cannot be resized.
Procedure
u Select View > Resize Virtual Machine to Fit
The virtual machine display is resized to fit the current screen or window.
Using Multiple Displays
Fusion supports multiple displays. Fusion detects up to ten displays and can automatically adjust when
displays are plugged in or unplugged, and change in resolution and orientation.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 28Use Multiple Displays in Unity View
Fusion detects multiple displays by default. You can drag a window in Unity view to any available display
without having to change settings.
For multiple displays and virtual machines in Unity view, do not use the display settings within the guest
operating system. Fusion does not support any changes made there.
Use All Displays in Full Screen View
You can set Fusion Full Screen view to use all of the displays attached to your Mac.
Procedure
1 Select View > Use All Displays in Full Screen if Use Single Display in Full Screen Mode is
enabled.
Use All Displays in Full Screen is not supported for Mac OS X guests.
2 Select View > Full Screen if you are in another view.
Move Full Screen View to One of Multiple Displays
When you have multiple displays, you can specify one of them to use Full Screen view for a Fusion virtual
machine.
You can have a virtual machine to run in Full Screen view on a single display out of many, rather than use
all of the displays. You can have different virtual machines in Full Screen view on different monitors.
Procedure
1 In the menu bar, select View > Single Window if you are in another view.
2 Drag the Fusion virtual machine window to the display you want to use for Full Screen view.
3 (Optional) In the menu bar, select View > Use Single Display in Full Screen if Fusion is set to use
all displays in Full Screen view.
4 In the menu bar, select View > Full Screen.
The Fusion virtual machine window fills the specified display.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 29Configuring Fusion 3
You can configure Fusion so that it looks and works in ways that fit your needs.
This chapter includes the following topics:
n Setting Fusion Preferences
n Customizing the Fusion Display
n Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock
n Set a Virtual Machine Application to Open When You Log in to Your Mac
n Contents of the Virtual Machine Package
n Work with Virtual Machine Packages
Setting Fusion Preferences
You can set preferences that control the behavior of Fusion.
Set General Preferences
You can set how your mouse works, how your virtual machines behave when you quit Fusion, and other
general operations.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences.
2 Click General.
VMware, Inc. 303 In the When closing a virtual machine section, select how Fusion behaves when you close a virtual
machine.
Option Description
Suspend the virtual machine The virtual machine is suspended when you close the virtual machine window.
If you close a virtual machine window with this preference selected, when you
next open the virtual machine, it restarts with applications running and files open
much as they would be after you suspended and resumed a laptop computer.
Power off the virtual machine The virtual machine is powered off when you close the virtual machine window.
Confirm before closing Fusion opens a dialog box that asks for confirmation before closing the virtual
machine window. To run virtual machines in the background, you must select this
option.

4 In the Gaming section, select a setting that fits how you expect to use your mouse.
Option Description
Auto-detect Mouse for Games Fusion detects when it needs to lock a mouse to a virtual machine window for
correct operation during gaming. If no game is detected, the mouse works in the
normal fashion. This is the default setting.
Never Optimize Mouse for Games In some cases, the autodetect function can detect nongame applications as
games. Use this option to turn autodetect off so that the mouse can work in the
normal fashion for these applications.
Always Optimize Mouse for Games In some cases, the autodetect function fails to recognize a game. Use this option
to have correct mouse operation for gaming in this instance.

5 (Optional) In the Updates section, select the Automatically check for updates check box to have
Fusion check for software updates when it starts.
A message alerts you when a new version of Fusion is available to download and install. If you do not
select the Automatically check for updates check box, you can check for updates manually at any
time by selecting VMware Fusion > Check for Updates.
Select a Keyboard and Mouse Profile
Fusion provides standard keyboard and mouse profiles for each language it supports.
You can assign each virtual machine its own profile.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Select a profile from the Keyboard & Mouse Profile drop-down menu.
3 Select Edit Profiles.
4 (Optional) Add or remove a profile using the add (+) button and the delete (-) button.
5 Click Done.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 31Set Key Mappings on the Keyboard and Mouse Preferences Pane
You can map certain key combinations on your Mac keyboard to keys on your virtual machine.
The following mappings are supported:
n Key to Key
n Set of Modifiers to Modifier
n Set of Modifiers + Key to Key
You cannot stack key mappings. You cannot create one key mapping and include that key mapping as
part of another key mapping.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Click Key Mappings to go to the Key Mappings pane.
3 Select the Enable Key Mappings check box.
4 (Optional) Select the Enable Language Specific Key Mappings check box if you want to
incorporate key mappings related to the keyboard layout for the language you selected in the Input
Menu (as shown by the flag icon in the menu bar).
When you change the Input Menu to a supported keyboard layout, additional key mappings are
appended to the key mapping list. Fusion supports U.K. English, Belgian, Danish, French, Swiss
French, and German. This feature is not available for Mac OS X Server virtual machines.
5 Change the key mapping settings.
Option Description
Turn a key mapping on or off Click the check box to the left of the Mac Shortcut.
Edit a key mapping Double-click the Mac Shortcut or Virtual Machine Shortcut to change and make
that change in the Edit Key Mapping dialog.
Add a key mapping Click the add (+) button and define the new key mapping in the Edit Key Mapping
dialog.
Delete a key mapping Select the key mapping and click the remove (-) button.
Restore the default settings Click Restore Defaults.

Set Mouse Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
In Fusion, you can use shortcuts to operate a single-button mouse as a two-button or three-button
mouse.
The defaults are Control + primary button to mimic the secondary mouse button (right-click) and +
primary button to mimic a third button.
You can change the shortcut.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 32Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 Click Mouse Shortcuts to go to the Mouse Shortcuts pane.
3 Double-click the mouse shortcut and hold down the keys for the new shortcut.
To restore the defaults, click Restore Defaults.
Enable or Disable Mac Host Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse
Preference Pane
By default in Fusion, global keyboard shortcuts that the Mac operating system or third-party applications
have registered are sent to the Mac operating system instead of your virtual machine.
Examples of global Mac keyboard shortcuts include Command-Tab (switch applications) and F9, F10,
and F11 (Exposé commands). You set these shortcuts and commands in the macOS System
Preferences.
You can use the Mac Host Shortcuts pane to disable all these shortcuts while you use Fusion. This action
applies only to Single Window view and Full Screen view. In Unity view, all macOS shortcuts are always
enabled.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
2 To go to the Mac Host Shortcuts pane, click Mac Host Shortcuts .
3 To enable or disable all shortcuts, select or deselect the Enable Mac OS Host Keyboard Shortcuts
check box.
4
To customize how the virtual machine maps the Mac Command key ( ) to the Windows command
key, select the option from the drop-down menu.
Option Description
Either Command Key Use either Mac Command key to map to the Windows command key.
Left Command Key Use the left Mac Command key to map to the Windows command key.
Right Command Key Use the right Mac Command key to map to the Windows command key.

The macOS commands are not editable here. You must change them in the macOS System Preferences.
Enable Fusion Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference
Pane
Fusion has several keyboard shortcuts for Fusion commands when you are in Single Window view or Full
Screen view. You can enable or disable these shortcuts in Fusion Preferences.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 332 Click Fusion Shortcuts to go to the Fusion shortcuts pane.
3 Select or deselect an item in the list.
Set Fusion Display Resolution Preferences
You can set preferences for how Fusion virtual machines appear in both single window mode and full
screen mode.
These preferences apply by default to all of your virtual machines. You can change these settings for
specific virtual machines. For more information, see Configuring Display Resolution Settings.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences.
2 Select Display.
3 Select the Single Window resolution setting.
This setting specifies how all virtual machines appear in single window mode.
Option Description
Stretch the virtual machine in the
window
When the virtual machine window is resized, the virtual machine display is
stretched to fill the window with the resolution unchanged.
Resize the virtual machine and the
window
The virtual machine display is resized to fit the single window.

4 Select the Full Screen resolution setting.
This setting specifies how all virtual machines appear in full screen mode.
Option Description
Center the virtual machine in the
screen
When the virtual machine enters Full Screen view mode, the virtual machine
display is centered on the screen with the resolution unchanged.
Stretch the virtual machine in the
screen
When the virtual machine enters Full Screen view mode, the virtual machine
display is stretched to fill the screen space with the resolution unchanged.
Resize the virtual machine to fit the
screen
The virtual machine display is resized to fit the full screen.

Set Default Applications Preferences
You can set applications from the Mac or the virtual machines to be used to open different categories of
URLs.
You can open the following categories of URLs:
n RSS feeds (feed)
n File transfers (FTP, SFTP)
n Web pages (HTTP, HTTPS)
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 34n Mail (mailto)
n VMRC (VMware Remote Console)
n Newsgroups (news)
n Remote sessions (Telnet, SSH)
If you make a Web browser the default from within a virtual machine, the default setting for how Fusion
handles URLs does not change. The next time you start or resume the virtual machine, or change the
URL preferences, the Fusion settings overwrite the changes that you make in the guest machine.
Procedure
1 Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
2 Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
3 Under System Settings in the Settings window, click Default Applications.
4 Click Configure.
5 Set or change the preference.
Option Description
Add a category of URL to the Default
Applications pane
Click the add (+) button and select a URL category from the pop-up menu.
Set or change an application to use to
open a category of URL
Select an application from the pop-up menu to the right of the appropriate Open
[category] with check box. You can select from all available applications on your
Mac and in your virtual machines.
Remove a URL category Click the remove (-) button to the right of the pop-up menu for the category.

Creating Custom Networks
With Fusion Pro, you can change key networking settings, add and remove virtual custom networks,
create custom virtual networking configurations, and require the virtual machine to prompt for
confirmation before allowing the network adapter to run in promiscuous mode. The changes that you
make affect all virtual machines that connect to the custom network running on the host system.
You can create custom networks to accomplish the following tasks:
n Add additional NAT configurations for scenarios in which a virtual machine shares the IP address and
MAC address of your Mac.
n Add additional virtual private network (VPN) configurations between virtual machines and the host
system.
For either type of custom network, you can specify which subnet is used by Fusion and whether to
connect a physical network on the host system to the custom network.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 35Add a NAT Configuration
With Fusion Pro, you can add additional NAT configurations for scenarios in which a virtual machine
shares the IP address and MAC address of your Mac.
By default, Fusion provides one Share with my Mac configuration that uses NAT. You can add additional
NAT configurations to perform actions such as turning off the DHCP service or using a non-default subnet
IP or subnet mask.
Prerequisites
n Verify that you have a Fusion Pro license.
n Verify that you know the administrator password.
Procedure
1 Select VMware Fusion > Preferences and click Network.
2 Click the lock icon, enter the administrator password, and click OK.
3 Click the plus sign (+) under the list of networks.
4 (Optional) If you want to rename a virtual network, double-click the name, enter a new name, and
press Return.
5 Allow virtual machines on the network to use NAT to connect to external networks.
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