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Using VMware Fusion
24 SEP 2018
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Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 2Contents
Using VMware Fusion 9
1 Getting Started with Fusion 10
About VMware Fusion 10
About VMware Fusion Pro 11
System Requirements for Fusion 11
Install Fusion 12
Start Fusion 13
How-To Videos 13
Take Advantage of Fusion Online Resources 13
2 Understanding Fusion 15
Virtual Machines and What Fusion Can Do 15
What Is a Virtual Machine? 15
Fusion Capabilities 16
Supported Guest Operating Systems 16
Virtual Hardware Specifications 16
Navigating and Taking Action by Using the Fusion Interface 21
VMware Fusion Toolbar 21
Use the Fusion Toolbar to Access the Virtual-Machine Path 21
Default File Location of a Virtual Machine 22
Change the File Location of a Virtual Machine 22
Perform Actions on Your Virtual Machines from the Virtual Machine Library Window 23
Using the Home Pane to Create a Virtual Machine or Obtain One from Another Source 24
Using the Fusion Applications Menus 25
Using Different Views in the Fusion Interface 28
Resize the Virtual Machine Display to Fit 35
Using Multiple Displays 35
3 Configuring Fusion 37
Setting Fusion Preferences 37
Set General Preferences 37
Select a Keyboard and Mouse Profile 38
Set Key Mappings on the Keyboard and Mouse Preferences Pane 39
Set Mouse Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane 40
Enable or Disable Mac Host Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane 40
Enable Fusion Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane 41
Set Fusion Display Resolution Preferences 41
VMware, Inc. 3Set Default Applications Preferences 42
Creating Custom Networks 43
Enable Jumbo Frames 46
Enable Dictation 46
Join or Leave the Customer Experience Improvement Program 47
Customizing the Fusion Display 47
Show or Hide the Fusion Toolbar 48
Customize the Fusion Toolbar 48
Resize the Fusion Display and Resolution 48
Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock 49
Set a Virtual Machine Application to Open When You Log in to Your Mac 49
Contents of the Virtual Machine Package 49
Work with Virtual Machine Packages 50
4 Creating Virtual Machines 51
Create a Virtual Machine 51
Creating a Microsoft Windows Virtual Machine 52
Creating a Linux Virtual Machine in Fusion 56
Creating a macOS Virtual Machine in Fusion 59
Creating a Shared Virtual Machine in Fusion 60
Create a Virtual Machine from a Mac Recovery Partition 60
Create a Virtual Machine on a Remote Server 61
Create a Virtual Machine for Any Supported Operating System 62
Power On the Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine 63
Activate Windows in a Virtual Machine 64
Upload a Virtual Machine to a Remote Server 65
Download a Virtual Machine from a Remote Server 66
Migrate an Existing Physical PC to a Virtual Machine 67
Set Up Your Mac to Accept the Transfer of Files from Your PC 67
Connect to Your PC for Migration 68
Disable UAC for Windows Vista and Later Before Migrating 68
Install and Run the Fusion PC Migration Agent on Your PC 69
Run the Migration Assistant on Your Mac 70
Ensure that VMware Tools is Installed in the Migrated Virtual Machine 71
Importing Windows Virtual Machines 71
Supported Guest Operating Systems for Import 72
How Importing Affects Settings 72
Import a Parallels Virtual Machine 73
Import the Boot Camp Partition 74
Import an Open Virtualization Format Virtual Machine 74
Export a Virtual Machine to OVF Format 75
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 4Installing and Using VMware Tools 76
Installing or Upgrading VMware Tools 76
Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines 81
Uninstalling VMware Tools 81
Cloning Virtual Machines with Fusion Pro 82
Using Linked Clones 82
Using Full Clones 83
Clone a Virtual Machine 83
5 Working with Your Virtual Machines 85
Scan for Virtual Machines to Add to the Virtual Machine Library 85
Running Fusion and Virtual Machines 86
Open an Existing Virtual Machine 86
Browse for a Virtual Machine 87
Open a Virtual Machine From the Finder 87
Start a Virtual Machine`s Operating System 87
Open a Virtual Machine Without Powering On 88
Shut Down a Virtual Machine`s Operating System 88
Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine in Fusion 89
Cancel a Resume Command 89
Power on a Virtual Machine to Firmware in Fusion Pro 89
Pause a Virtual Machine 90
Restart a Virtual Machine 90
Reset a Virtual Machine 90
Uninstall a Virtual Machine by Using the Finder 90
Uninstall a Virtual Machine by Using the Virtual Machine Library 91
Configure SSH Login on a Linux Virtual Machine 92
Edit or Delete the SSH Login Configuration for a Linux Virtual Machine 93
Send the Ctrl-Alt-Delete Command to a Virtual Machine 93
Send Special Key Commands to a Windows or Linux Virtual Machine 94
Special Key Commands 94
Switch Power Commands from the Default Options 95
Options for Fusion Power Commands 96
Open a Windows Application While You Are in Unity View 97
Open a Windows Application from the Applications Menus 98
Moving and Sharing Files with Your Mac 98
Moving and Copying Files and Text Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac 98
View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest by Using Windows Explorer 100
View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest by Mapping Them as a Drive 100
View Shared Folders in a Linux Guest 101
View Shared Folders in a macOS Guest 101
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 5Sharing Applications Between Your Mac and Your Windows Virtual Machines 101
Open a File in a Virtual Machine with an Application on Your Mac 101
Open a File on Your Mac with an Application in a Virtual Machine 102
Keep a Windows Application in the Mac Dock 103
Switch Between Virtual Machines That Are Powered On 103
Using Mac Input Devices in a Virtual Machine 103
Enable the Secondary Button in an Apple Mighty Mouse 103
Using Mac Keyboards in a Virtual Machine 103
Force Virtual Machines to Grab Keyboard and Mouse Input 104
6 Sharing Files Between Windows and Your Mac 105
Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders 106
Guest Operating Systems That Support Mirrored Folders 106
Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders for a Virtual Machine 107
Add or Remove a Mirrored Folder 107
Add a Shared Folder 107
Remove a Shared Folder 108
7 Protecting Your Virtual Machines 109
Snapshots 109
View Snapshots for a Virtual Machine 110
Take a Snapshot 110
Restore a Virtual Machine to the State in a Snapshot 110
Delete a Snapshot 111
AutoProtect 111
Set Up Automatic Snapshots with AutoProtect 112
Prevent the Deletion of an AutoProtect Snapshot 112
Copy a Virtual Machine to External Media 113
Using Time Machine When You Have Fusion on Your Mac 113
Exclude a Virtual Machine From Time Machine 114
Use Shared and Mirrored Folders If You Back Up Your Mac With Time Machine 114
8 Configuring Your Virtual Machines 115
Fusion General System Settings 116
Set a Virtual Machine to Start When Fusion Starts 116
Setting Virtual Processors and Memory 117
Set the Number of Virtual Processors 117
Set the Amount of Virtual Memory 118
Set Advanced Processor Options 118
Enable Default Applications 119
App Nap Support 120
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 6Configuring Keyboard and Mouse Profiles 120
Enable a CD/DVD Drive on a Remote Virtual Machine 121
Enable a Floppy Drive on a Remote Virtual Machine 122
View the Status of a Server or Remote Virtual Machine 122
Configuring Display Resolution Settings 122
Enable Accelerated 3D Graphics 123
Enable Retina Display Support 123
Configure Resolution Settings for Virtual Machine Display 124
Enable Hot Keys for Virtual Machines 125
Configure Discrete Graphics Management 126
Install VMware Virtual Printer 126
Uninstall VMware Virtual Printer 130
Set the Default Printer for a Virtual Machine 131
Add a Device 131
Configuring the Network Connection 132
Managing Virtual Hard Disks 136
Configuring the CD/DVD Drive 143
Configuring a Floppy Device 146
Configuring the Sound Card 148
Add a Camera to a Virtual Machine 150
Configuring the USB Controller and Connecting USB Devices 150
Add a Parallel Port 155
Add a Serial Port 155
Sharing Bluetooth Devices with a Virtual Machine 156
Configuring a Trusted Platform Module Device 157
Select a Startup Device 158
Encrypting and Restricting a Virtual Machine 159
Encrypt and Restrict a Virtual Machine 160
Change the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine 162
Remove Encryption From a Virtual Machine 162
Store the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine in Keychain 163
Virtual Machine Compatibility 164
Change the Hardware Compatibility of a Virtual Machine 164
Choose the Hardware Version for a Virtual Machine 165
Configuring Guest Isolation Options for a Virtual Machine 165
Managing Advanced Settings 166
Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems 166
Show the Mac Power Supply Status in the Virtual Machine 167
Troubleshooting Your Virtual Machine 167
Change Hard Disk Buffering 168
Set Password Requirement for Opening a Boot Camp Virtual Machine 168
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 7Enable a VNC Client to Access the Virtual Machine Remotely 169
Configure Virtual Machine Power Options 170
Enable Verbose USB Debugging 172
Enable Dark Mode Synchronization 172
Enable Microsoft Virtualization-Based Security 173
Configure a Firmware Type 174
9 Using vctl Command to Manage Containers 176
Using the vctl Utility 177
Running vctl Commands 177
Disabling the Prompt for Administrator Password 177
Syntax of vctl Commands 178
Examples of vctl Commands 180
Cleaning Up Residual Environment Data 182
10 Using the vmrun Command to Control Virtual Machines 183
Use the vmrun Utility 184
Syntax of the vmrun Command 185
Using Authentication Flags in vmrun Commands 185
Running vmrun Commands 186
Path to VMX File 186
Disabling Dialog Boxes 186
Syntax of vmrun Commands 186
Examples of vmrun Commands 193
11 Using VMware Fusion REST API 198
Use the VMware Fusion REST API Service 198
12 Upgrading Fusion 200
Upgrade Fusion with Autoupdate 200
Upgrade Fusion From a Download 201
Upgrade Fusion to a Fully Licensed Version After the Evaluation Period 202
Upgrading VMware Tools 202
Uninstalling Fusion 203
Uninstall Fusion 203
Force Virtual Machine Processes to Quit 203
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 8Using 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. 9Getting 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.
VMware, Inc. 10After 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.
The 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
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 11n 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
n 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 macOS 10.14 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 12Procedure
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.
Start 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 13You 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.
n For answers to frequently asked questions about Fusion, go to http://www.vmware.com/products/
fusion/faqs.html.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 14Understanding 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).
VMware, Inc. 15Fusion Capabilities
With Fusion, you can create, open, and run VMware virtual machines, and use PC-specific hardware with
a Mac.
With 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, DirectX 10, or DirectX 10.1 on your Mac.
n Import virtual machines created with Parallels Desktop 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
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 16Chip Set
n Intel 440BX-based motherboard
n 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 use stays below 70 percent of your
total Mac memory.
Graphics
n VGA
n SVGA
n 128 MB 3D accelerated video with DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 for Windows
XP as the guest OS
n 256 MB 3D accelerated video with DirectX 9.0EX with Aero and OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista and
later as the guest operating system.
n 3D accelerated video with DirectX 10.1 with OpenGL 3.3 for Windows 7 and later as the guest
operating system. DirectX 10.1 requires macOS 10.13 or later on the host and hardware version 16
and later. You can enable DirectX 10.1 on the following Mac models.
n MacBook (early 2015)
n MacBook Air (mid 2012 or newer)
n MacBook Pro (mid 2012 or newer)
n Mac Mini (late 2012 or newer)
n iMac (late 2012 or newer)
n Mac Pro (late 2013 and newer)
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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 17n 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 website.
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
SATA 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 controller
requires an add-on driver from the LSI Logic website. On the website, 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
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 18n Local and network-attached printers
Floppy Drives
n Up to two 1.44 MB 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
n 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 19n 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.
n 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 20Navigating 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 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.
With the Virtual Machine Path item in the toolbar, you can navigate the virtual-machine path and easily
view the full path in a text file or terminal window on the Mac host. See Use the Fusion Toolbar to Access
the Virtual-Machine Path.
You can see the 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.
You can customize the toolbar. See Customize the Fusion Toolbar
Use the Fusion Toolbar to Access the Virtual-Machine Path
You can use the Virtual Machine Path item in the virtual-machine toolbar to navigate the virtual-machine
path and quickly view the full path in a text file or terminal window on the Mac host.
The Virtual Machine Path item consists of an icon coupled with the name of the virtual machine. The path
leads to the location of the virtual machine, which Fusion stores as a single package.
Prerequisites
n If not already added, add the Virtual Machine Path item to the toolbar of the virtual machine. See
Customize the Fusion Toolbar.
Procedure
u Navigate to a location on the virtual-machine path.
Command-click the name portion of Virtual Machine Path item and select a location.
The location opens in the Finder on your Mac host.
u Create a file on the Mac host that contains the full path of a virtual machine.
In Single Window view, click the icon portion of the Virtual Machine Path item and drag it to the Mac
host.
Open the file to see the full path to the virtual machine.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 21u Copy the full path of a virtual machine into a text file or terminal window on the Mac host.
In Single Window view, click the icon portion of the Virtual Machine Path item and drag it to the text
file or terminal window on the Mac host.
The full path to the virtual machine appears in the text file or terminal window.
Default File Location of a Virtual Machine
Unless you specify a file location for a virtual machine when you create it, Fusion saves the virtual
machine package to a default location.
The possible default file locations for newly created virtual machines are as follows.
n your home directory/Virtual Machines, the default virtual-machine folder for new installations of
Fusion 11 or later.
n your home directory/Documents/Virtual Machines, the default virtual-machine folder for installations
of Fusion earlier than Fusion 11 and Fusion 11 and later installations that were upgraded from a
version of Fusion earlier than Fusion 11.
n The last location to which you saved a virtual machine.
When you use Fusion to create a virtual machine and you specify a virtual-machine location, instead
of accepting the default, your specified location becomes the default the next time you create a virtual
machine with Fusion.
For information about determining the file location of virtual machines available in the Virtual Machine
Library, see Perform Actions on Your Virtual Machines from the Virtual Machine Library Window.
For information about changing the file location of virtual machines, see Change the File Location of a
Virtual Machine.
Change the File Location of a Virtual Machine
You can change the location to which a virtual machine file is stored.
Unless you specify a file location for a virtual machine when you create it, Fusion saves the virtual
machine package to a default location, which can vary. See Default File Location of a Virtual Machine.
Regardless of where the virtual machine package is stored, you can move the file to another location.
Prerequisites
Power off the virtual machine that you want to move.
Procedure
1 Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
2 To determine the file location of the virtual machine, in the Virtual Machine Library window, control-
click the virtual machine, release the control button, and select Show in Finder.
You need the file location to access the virtual machine package again.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 223 In the Virtual Machine Library window, control-click the virtual machine, and select Delete.
The Remove Virtual Machine dialog box appears.
4 Click Keep File.
5 Use the Finder to navigate back to the virtual machine package and move it to another folder.
6 Double-click the virtual machine package in the Finder window.
A dialog box appears.
7 Click I Moved It.
The virtual machine starts up and appears in the Virtual Machine Library.
Perform 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 23Option Action
Clean up a virtual machine (Fusion
Pro only)
The Clean Up Recommended message appears for a 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 Release the control button.
c 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.
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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 24Boot 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.
Prerequisites
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 Menus
The applications menus include the applications menu ( ), available for all virtual machines and the Unity
applications menu ( ), available for virtual machines with Windows guest operating systems that support
Unity. The applications menus can provide you with quicker access to virtual machine settings,
functionality, and applications.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 25The following table provides detailed information about the applications menus.
Table 2-1. About the Applications Menus
Application Menu Type Icon Description
The Applications Menu n Accessible from the Mac menu bar or with a keyboard
shortcut.
n Available for all virtual machines.
n Lists all the virtual machines in the Virtual Machine Library.
You can select a virtual machine in the list to perform the
following operations.
n Access the settings and snapshots of the virtual machine.
n Change the view mode and power status mode of the
virtual machine.
n For a virtual machine with a Windows guest operating
system, you can also quickly access applications listed in
the applications menu.
n Configurable from the Fusion General Preferences dialog
box. You can perform the following configurations.
n Show or hide the applications menu in the Mac menu bar.
n Set up a keyboard shortcut for the applications menu.
The Unity Applications Menu n Accessible from the Mac Dock .
The Unity applications menu icon appears in the Mac Dock
when you switch the Windows virtual machine to Unity view
and disappears when you switch the Windows virtual
machine out of Unity view.
The Mac Dock contains a Unity applications menu icon for
each Windows virtual machine that is in Unity view, allowing
multiple Unity applications menus to appear in the Mac Dock
at the same time.
n Available for virtual machines with Windows guest operating
systems that support Unity.
n Lists the Unity applications menu options.
You can perform the following operations.
n Access the settings and snapshots of the virtual machine.
n Change the view mode and power status mode of the
virtual machine.
n Access the applications installed in the Windows guest.
You can also configure the Applications Menu settings. The Applications Menu settings apply to both the
applications menu ( ) and the Unity applications menu ( ), specifically for supported Windows guests.
When you add a Windows application to the application list in the Applications Menu settings dialog box,
Fusion pins the application to the top of the list in the applications menus.
To set the General Preferences for the applications menu ( ), see Set General Preferences.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 26To add, remove, or reorder Windows applications in the applications menus, see Set Up the Applications
Menus.
n Set Up the Applications Menus
You can configure the Fusion applications menus for quick access to settings and applications.
n Find a Windows Guest Application by Using the Applications Menus
For supported Windows guest operating systems, you can find and open any virtual machine
application from the applications menus. The applications menus include the applications menu ( ),
accessible in the Mac menu bar or with a keyboard shortcut, and the Unity applications menu ( ),
accessible from the Mac Dock when the virtual machine is in Unity view.
Set Up the Applications Menus
You can configure the Fusion applications menus for quick access to settings and applications.
The applications menus include the applications menu ( ), accessible in the Mac menu bar or with a
keyboard shortcut, and the Unity applications menu ( ), accessible from the Mac Dock when the virtual
machine is in Unity view.
For supported Windows guest operating systems, the applications menus provide quick access to
applications you add when you configure the applications menu and to applications you recently opened.
The applications menus also provide 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 menus.
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 items up or down to reorder them.
6 (Optional) Remove items from the applications menus.
a Select the item in the list to remove.
b Click the remove (-) button.
Find a Windows Guest Application by Using the Applications Menus
For supported Windows guest operating systems, you can find and open any virtual machine application
from the applications menus. The applications menus include the applications menu ( ), accessible in
the Mac menu bar or with a keyboard shortcut, and the Unity applications menu ( ), accessible from the
Mac Dock when the virtual machine is in Unity view.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 27For supported Windows guests, the applications menus provide quick access to applications you add
when you configure the applications menus, see Set Up the Applications Menus, and applications you
recently opened.
Prerequisites
n To access the applications menu ( ), configure the applications menu to make it accessible. See Set
General Preferences.
n To access the Unity applications menu ( ), switch the virtual machine to Unity view.
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 Open the applications menu ( ) or the Unity applications menu ( ).
n To open the applications menu, click the application menu ( ) status item in the Mac menu bar or
use the keyboard shortcut and click the appropriate virtual machine.
n To open the Unity applications menu, click VMware Unity ( ) in the Mac Dock.
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 text box.
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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 28In 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.
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.
Procedure
u 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.
u 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 29n 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.
You 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 30Procedure
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
u 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.
u 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
u 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.
u Hide the taskbar by selecting View > Hide Taskbar in Unity.
u Show the system tray by selecting View > Show System Tray in Unity.
u Hide the system tray by selecting View > Hide System Tray in Unity
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 31Results
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.
Prerequisites
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.

Results
The open applications appear in the Fusion virtual machine window.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 32Use 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.
Procedure
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.
Results
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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 33Procedure
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.
2 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.
Using VMware Fusion
VMware, Inc. 34Procedure
u 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.
u 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

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