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Virtual Machines crash after Apple Update

VMware Support AlertRecently Apple released an update for 2012 Macs named MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0. The update includes graphics performance and reliability enhancements. Some customers have reported that their virtual machines can crash after applying the Apple MacBook Pro and Air Update 2.0. The issue appears to be most frequently on 2012 Macs with nVidia GPUs when using certain Windows applications that use 3D acceleration. The VMware Engineering team is currently investigating this issue.

VMware Fusion users should refrain from applying this update.

VMware Fusion users who have already applied this update and are affected by this issue can work around it by disabling the Accelerate 3D Graphics option under Virtual Machine > Settings > Display.

For more information, updates, and resolution to this issue, see this KB article: Virtual machines fail while using 3D applications after applying Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0 (2040249).

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