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Fusion 8.1 is available now!

Today we’ve released an update to Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro with version 8.1.

We’ve included a raft of bug fixes in the following areas:

  • Fixes an issues with the Easy Install process misinterpreting Windows 10 Version 1511 ISO images as Windows server 2012 R2 images
  • Resolved an issue where reverse DNS lookup does not work in a virtual machine when a dnsmasq server is installed and configured on the Mac host.
  • Fixed a crashing issue when¬†unplugging a monitor from the Mac when Fusion is in Full Screen view with¬†multiple monitors.
  • Fixed an issue with Microsoft Excel responding to input with a one-second delay
  • Fixed an issue when using USB devices with a virtual machine on an OS X 10.11 host might cause the virtual machine to crash.
  • Fixed an issue when the host and guest non-English language keyboard layout differ when the virtual machine is accessed remotely using VNC.
  • Fixed an issue when a USB Attached SCSI (UAS) device connected to a USB 3.0 port on a Mac OS X 10.9 or later host might fail to successfully connect to the guest.
  • Resolved an issue when copying a large file between a USB storage device and an OS X virtual machine might stall and fail.

This update is free for all Fusion 8 customers.

Full release notes

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About Michael Roy

Michael Roy is the Product Line Marketing Manager for Fusion, Fusion Pro, Workstation Pro and Workstation Player at VMware. He guides product roadmap and messaging, produces and presents technical collateral, and works across teams to refine product integration strategy.

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  1. Herta

    i habe a problem with fusion 8.1. on my imac 27 5k, 32gb ram an intel 4.0ghz after a cupple of days my mac apps won’t start. so if i try to open my safari webbrowser or my mail app the osx 10.11.1 says: “the programm “safari”cannot open”. All programms didn’t work.

    the rainbow cursor is running if i select the vm. no access is possible. but the vms are running well. on fusion running 3 systems: windows 7 pro, 2 x windows 2012 R2, one run as domaincontroller on is my echange server 2013 cu9.

    i must shutdown via rdp on my macbook the vm’s and reboot my imac. on fusion 6.x an osx 10.10.x if got no issues.

    so shall i uninstall fusion and reinstall after boot my mac? has any the same problems??

    thanks herta


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