Category: Fusion

Jan 10

Notes on securing Meltdown and Spectre

Now that the dust is slightly starting to settle It became clear to me that there’s an enormous amount of information and confusion out there. I have read a lot of websites in order to get a clear picture and being able to get all of my hosts and Virtual Machines patched. While not completely …

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Sep 28

VMX unrestricted guest errors with Workstation 14 or Fusion 10

With the new Workstation 14 and Fusion 10 there is also a new requirement for your CPU’s. This unfortunately has not been clearly communicated about by VMware. When you try to start a VM and get the error: This host does not support virtualizing real mode. The intel “VMX unrestricted Guest” feature is necessary to …

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Sep 27

VMware Fusion on macOS High Sierra – System Extension Blocked

Allow VMware extensions

This is just a quick post about an issue you’ll see when installing VMware Fusion on macOS High Sierra. During the install the following screen pops up.              

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Jan 27

The future of VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation

Yesterday I woke up to the following tweet: I hear rumors that @vmware workstation/fusion teams were laid off. If that is true, it is a really sad news! — Krishna Raj Raja (@esxtopGuru) January 26, 2016

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Jan 12

VMware Tools for Linux guests and desktop integration

If you installed a recent Linux guest recently then you might have noticed that things are changing. See also this blog post “Open-VM-Tools The Future of VMware Tools for Linux“. Trying to install the normal VMware Tools will tell you that it can’t and that you should use open-vm-tools instead. But there are numerous complaints …

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Sep 10

VMware Workstation 12 discards unity support for Linux

As of VMware Workstation 12.0 unity support for Linux has been removed. Whereas unity support for Windows 10 is one of the few areas where there is actually additional support for Windows 10, that same feature has been ripped out for Linux hosts and guests.

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Dec 10

Boot via EFI firmware

As you might or might not know, you can change your VMs nowadays to boot via EFI instead of the Plain Old BIOS. This is great as you can now experiment with EFI without messing up your physical environment or having to reboot on metal. There’s ongoing work on VMware Fusion and Workstation to improve …

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Mar 22

VMware Fusion 5 Shared Folder lockup with Windows Vista, 7 or 8

For quite a while now (years) there had been reports of users having problems with the Shared Folders feature in VMware Fusion and a newer version of Windows (Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8). After clicking around on a shared folder in the tree of Windows Explorer the CPU would go to 100% …

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Mar 16

VMware Fusion 5.0.3 available now

Last week an update for VMware Workstation was released, yesterday the new update for VMware Fusion also became available.

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Mar 15

VMware Fusion users with 2012 hardware update your OSX

VMware Fusion users with hardware from 2012 that uses the NVidia chipset are probably aware of the problem that occurred after running the Macbook Pro Update 2. You could no longer use 3D in your virtual machines as it tended to crash your virtual machines. As I had to run that update after while as …

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