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The Wait is Over! Fusion 10 available now!


Hot on the heels of macOS 10.13 High Sierra yesterday, today we are proud to announce the general availability of VMware Fusion 10!

With over 30 new features in Fusion and over 50 in Fusion Pro, including a refreshed UI, Metal Graphics support, Virtual Network Simulation and the all new Fusion API, Fusion 10 is our boldest and most exciting release yet.

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Powerfully Simple

All new UI elements and contextual Touch Bar support

First thing users will notice is the updated User Interface. Fusion 10 is designed to be simple enough for anyone to use yet powerful enough for IT Pros and Developers, and the new UI is more informative as well as elegant, bringing useful details to the surface, saving time and effort.

For everyone

Fusion 10 and Fusion 10 Pro bring a number of advancements focused on Developers, IT Professionals and businesses, while pushing the envelope for users of all kinds.

Fusion 10 brings with it a new virtual hardware platform and many enhancements to the underlying hypervisor. Derived directly from the vSphere hypervisor, Fusion 10 gains new platform stability, performance and feature enhancements to take full advantage of newer Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen CPU features for improved performance and stability.

In addition to supporting macOS 10.13 High Sierra as both Host and Guest, Fusion 10 supports Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and the latest updates for Server 2016. We’ve also added support for newer Linux distributions like Ubuntu 17.04 and Fedora 26.

We didn’t stop there

New ‘Metal’ Graphics rendering engine gives us improved performance

Building on innovation for all users, we’re introducing our all new Metal Graphics Rendering Engine to be enabled by default on supported hosts. Apple Metal gives Fusion 10 improved performance, improved reliability and rendering accuracy with better energy consumption.

All new Fusion API

Introducing the VMware Fusion API

For Developers, Operations teams and power users, Fusion 10 Pro introduces an all new REST-based API designed for integrating Fusion with a modern continuous deployment and testing pipeline. Use this secure, HTTP or HTTPS based API to rapidly and automatically deploy, configure, use and finally destroying virtual machines, even without Fusion open. Developers can have a stable, powerful and modern virtualization host that supports the broadest number of Guest OS’s including VMware Photon OS, while Operations teams can use the API to create custom tools for requesting and deploying macOS Desktops or any other VM type for testing.

Simply Powerful

Updated Remote vSphere Host Controls

Fusion 10 Pro now adds new controls for managing vSphere, such as remote Host Power operations. vSphere Admins can now use Fusion to Power Off, Reboot or put ESXi Hosts into Maintenance Mode.

Fusion 10 also adds support for effortlessly deploying the VMware vCenter Server Appliance for rapid testing.

Enterprise Grade

All new VBS Support for Win 10 Guests – Enterprise Security built right in

New this year is support for Microsoft Virtualization Based Security features such as Credential Guard and Device Guard. This new security mode is becoming more commonplace, and not all applications are ready. Use Fusion 10 to test corporate applications for compatibility with VBS, or enable VBS features on the corporate virtual desktop in conjunction with restriction and management features built in. We’ve also introduced a virtual Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which can manage cryptographic functions for applications or OS Features such as BitLocker.

Virtual Networking and Simulation

Fusion 10 Pro makes Virtual Networking more organized while giving new features to test your application’s resiliency. Fusion 10 Pro adds the ability to simulate Packet Loss, Latency and Bandwidth Caps, on both Inbound and Outbound traffic per virtual network adapter. Fusion 10 Pro also now provides an interface to configure NAT and Port Forwarding rules and to enable custom network renaming.

All of this plus a ton of smaller enhancements, we think you’ll agree that this is our boldest and  most exciting release to date.

Pricing, Licensing, Upgrades

New licenses for Fusion and Fusion Pro are available at store.vmware.com for $79 and $159 respectively. Fusion 7, 8 or 8.5 customers can upgrade for $49 or $119 respectively.

Users who purchased Fusion 8.5 from August 22nd until now are eligible for a free upgrade, so check your MyVMware to see if you keys have been upgraded already.


Let us know what you think!

There are many ways to let us know how your experience with Fusion is going, and many ways to get help if you are stuck.  Fusion 10 comes with 18 months of complimentary email support so you can file tickets with our team for no cost through your MyVMware portal.

We also have a thriving community of users, experts and supporters over at communities.vmware.com

And of course, feel free to comment below.

We help you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed building it!

61 thoughts on “The Wait is Over! Fusion 10 available now!

  1. Robert

    I am a current Fusion 8.5.8 user, and a math teacher, but I cannot find a link to an academically priced upgrade to just Fusion 10? Can you provide one?

      1. Ken Hawes

        I, too, would like to upgrade from 8.5.x to Fusion 10 academic, but not the Pro version. The link you gave does not lead to any academic pricing on the non-pro Fusion. Is the non-pro available for academics?

        1. Ken Hawes

          I’m still wondering if an academic version of Fusion 10 is available in the “Non-Pro” format. Any news?

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  4. Peter Binderup

    Bought a copy of Vmware Fusion 10 Pro today for work. Installed it on my Macbook Pro (late 2016 version) with High Sierra. Before installing I had made sure that the Windows 10 Enterprise VM I had running under 8.5.x was shut down completely, I then upgraded and then the better part of an afternoon was spent trying to debug why I couldn’t start my Windows 10 VM

    Long story short – I gave up.

    Longer version. After trying to navigate through Vmware.com support hell I gave up and called Vmware’s office in Denmark, was redirected to a wrong person, but he was nice to accept that I wrote to him directly and he promised that he would redirect my mail to a support person.

    My issue is that after installing and starting 10 pro, Vmware Fusion 10 pro prompted to up upgrade the Windows 10 vm – I pressed the upgrade button, and after a second the VM tried to start up, only to give me the option to: Ignore, Report or Restart Windows. Out of the 3 options only Ignore worked or rather it just removed the dialog box. Report would just run forever without giving a report to deal with and restart would just display the same dialog box after a second or two.

    I have tried to bring back the VM from a backup, but the upgrade ends the same place. If I remove Version 10 of Fusion and reinstall version 8.5.x and the VM from a backup I’m able to start the VM and log into Windows 10 – so something is clearly wrong with version 10 of Fusion.

    So in my view stay clear of version 10 for a while it is buggy as hell! And trying navigate through VMware support sites fighting off dialog boxes that inform you that your serial is already accepted leaving you stranded is just a slap in the face. Perhaps I should have looked at Parallels instead…

    1. Michael RoyMichael Roy Post author

      We are investigating an issue with certain languages. What locale to do you use Fusion with?
      Also, I’m having our support team reach out to you directly.

      Finally, you can always file a support case through your MyVMware portal, or by emailing desktop-services@vmware.com

      1. Peter Binderup

        Hi Michael

        Last night I got a call from one of the VMware support people and we resolved the issue by disabling 3D acceleration on the VM (I use the Windows 10 Enterprise only for boring coorp. stuff so I don’t really need 3D). Your support staff member was polite and very helpful and deserves a little recognition for that – the matter was resolved in 7-8 minutes

        I look forward to any patches that will arrive in the near future.

        1. Michael RoyMichael Roy Post author

          Very glad to hear. If it’s the issue I’m thinking of, our patch should be available now.

    2. ThierryC

      I have had the exact same issue with my 3 Windows VMs and it is not related to language whatsoever. I raised a ticket to Vmware and the answer was to add ‘mks.enableMTLRenderer = “0” ‘ into vmx file and it fixed the issue.

      Now my question is: why implementing Metal into Fusion 10 if it is not able to use it at all?

      1. Michael RoyMichael Roy Post author

        The issue only affected certain Macs with certain non-english locales. It was a miss by our testing team and the new Metal renderer. The issue has been resolved with code changes internally and we’re about to release the patch for this in the next few hours.

  5. Bertrand Presles

    Tried english (with region set to US and keyboard set to US), no luck either. As it looks liek it’s 3D related, that would have been surprising.

    Btw, trying to generate the report just crash if I wait (kernel panic).

    1. Bertrand Presles

      Apparently even if we disable the 3D acceleration option, there is still DirectX/Direct 3D/OpenGL support (but probably not through Metal API), as I’m able to run 3D game (tried Hearthstone from Blizzard) and I do have the eye candy effects of Windows 10 working also.

      So probably the option is just to enable the new Metal based acceleration of Fusion 10, without it we are like on Fusion 8.

  6. Markus Schmidt

    Having the same Problem as Erik! German locale! This Bug costes me over 3 hours of my life already! Thank you Vmware!

  7. Arjan van der Veen

    When you disable the 3D acceleration of the video, the VM starts (slower graphics of course). But this is just a workaround. VMWare, please fix ASAP!

  8. Rick Shu

    For the customers who are using western Europe local in Mac host, please try either of following ways as temporary workaround:

    1) Switch to English language in your macOS host (Restart required)
    or 2) Add mks.enableMTLRenderer = “0” into vmx file
    or) 3) Disable 3D acceleration in VM settings

    Sorry for any inconveniences.


    1. Bertrand Presles

      Thanks for these workarounds list. In my case only the last 2 work, setting language to english and reboot doesn’t solve the issue at all.

      The second workaround just disable the Metal renderer, so it looks like, at least for some, it’s not just a language issue but an issue with Metal support not working in some cases.

    2. Bertrand Presles

      Now I tried on 2 different Macs:

      – MacBook Pro – mid 2014 – Intel Iris Pro IGPU
      – iMac – Late 2013 – NVidia GeForce GTX 775M GPU

      In both cases switch to english as primary language doesn’t allow to workaround the issue (I tried both by setting it only on System Preferences and also using “sudo languagesetup”. Of course rebooting after each change).

      The two others workaround (disabling Metal renderer or 3D support all together) both work.

      So the “western language” track is a false track in the current issue in my humble opinion. I really thing that the real cause is the Metal renderer itself regardless of the primary language used.

      1. Michael RoyMichael Roy Post author

        The issue is specifically Metal on non-english hosts. We have fixed it internally and are releasing a patch in the next few hours.
        I’m not sure why changing the language doesn’t help, but it’s likely that the issue is deeper than what that language setting adjusts.

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  10. Sebastien

    I’m running on Sierra 10.12.6 and Fusion 10 Pro, and I still can’t install High Sierra (official release), I again have the “Unable to create the installation medium” message.

    Am I doing something wrong?

  11. Richard J

    I am unable to use my Boot Camp volume in High Sierra, which is one of the main uses I have for Fusion.

    The error that is reported when I try to create a Boot Camp VM, or boot once it has created is:

    A failure occurred during Boot Camp volume preprocessing: Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to

    1. Richard J

      Ok I figured it out. System Preferences > Security & Privacy > System software from developer “VMware, Inc.” was blocked from loading > Allow.

      Once I did this and re-created the Boot Camp VM I was up and running.

  12. Kaiyu Liu

    I purchased 8.5 on July 24th after buying a new macbook pro and discovering version 7 would not work on it. A short time later, version 10 was announced along with the news that anyone who bought 8.5 (from then on) would get a free upgrade. I think it would be right to extend the free upgrade to users who purchased 8.5 in the past three months. Especially since VMware is not officially supporting 8.5 on the new operating system, which does not make sense to me. I’m feeling a bit like you guys dropped the ball on this one. I’ve been very happy with VMware Fusion for only two month, but will consider the competition next time I choose to upgrade.

    1. Brian Abston

      I agree. We also purchased several seats on July 21st and they are saying we have to upgrade as well. Most companies will give you 3+ months back for free upgrades. If they should sell people the product with free upgrade licenses knowing it was not going to be supported. I called customer service to talk about this and they just kept saying we have to upgrade. They offered a 50% off code but It is just bad customer service. This will make me re-think the purchase next time.

  13. John Wilkins

    I see a claim for better energy consumption when using the new Metal 2 graphics.

    I’d say there’s a problem with this at the moment.

    If I configure my Windows 10 guest for 3D acceleration and choose the best battery life option (“Don’t use High Performance Graphics”) the product seems to function as you would expect. Look in the host Activity Monitor and you can see that Fusion isn’t using the HPG chip.

    However, configure the Windows 10 guest for the next setting up (“Only use High Performance Graphics for 3D applications”) and then start Fusion. You’ll find that it immediately switches to HPG. Windows 10 is simply displaying a login screen – hardly a 3D application – and yet HPG is being enabled. Huge drain on battery life.

    Now shutdown that guest and Fusion continues to use the HPG chip. You can even switch the guest back to “Don’t use” and start it. Fusion will continue to use HPG.

    Basically, unless I only want a few hours of battery life out of my shiny new MacBook Pro 15, I have to set all my guest VMs to the “Don’t use HPG” option.

    1. Michael RoyMichael Roy Post author

      Hm, interesting… I’ll get that in front of our testers and see if we can reproduce that.

  14. Bertrand Presles

    Problem fixed on 10.0.1. Btw, I had to download it from VMware website as there were no software update detected by VMWare Fusion 10.0.0.

  15. Gerd Kamp

    I’m on 10.0.1 on a n mid2010 27″iMac. Just upgraded from fusion 6.. German Locale.

    Now I’m getting VMX Unrestricted Guest required, initialisation of module CPUIDEARLY for every existing and news VM.

    Another testing glitch? Any workaround?

    1. Michael RoyMichael Roy Post author

      Unfortunately the minimum system requirements for Fusion 10 are for Macs from 2011 and onward, so the 2010 iMac is not supported under Fusion 10.
      Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to issue you a full refund.


  16. daniel

    im currently on 8.5.8 running on sierra, will the 8.5.8 installed on high sierra? would it works? i just need windows to run on top of it for my network testing for my job.

  17. Big Husky

    One thing that has been very concerning and might prevent me to do this upgrade is the lack of treating paying pro customers accordingly. The upgrade price for pro users is the same as upgrading from the regular version. It’s time for VMware to show long running pro paying customers a little bit of consideration and provide a better upgrade price than from the regular version. $89 would be a much fairer upgrade price from 8.5 pro to 10 pro.

  18. George Girton

    Very happy to say I am running Fusion 10 and Windows 10 on High Sierra. So far so good. Selected version 14 of hardware in Fusion. Thanks to the people on this forum & VM Ware for noting how to enable the installer helper in the security tab of preferences. I am running a new iMac with SSD, have not seen any problems with the new Apple file system.

  19. Jerry Normandin

    I own a MacPro 6,1 (late 2013 black can). I have an eGPU (Akitio Node with Nvidia GTX 970) and dual AMD FirePRO D700s GPUs.
    I wrote OpenCV applications that work well with my eGPu and the Compute AMD D700. Is Fusion 10 capable of eGPU passthrough ?
    I am writing CUDA code that I would like to run in a Linux VM. If not I’m better off not upgrading and running Linux Bare Metal.

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  22. jagoche

    Why there is no upgrade possible form Fusion 6 to 10?
    Is it still possible to to buy upgrade from 6 to 8.5 and then upgrade to 10?

  23. cghera

    Each time a new version of Mac OS comes out we need to upgrade the VMware fusion as well. I would prefer the 8.5 version to be compatible with high Sierra and not have the new features of the 10 version.
    I am a home user who needs VMs but I cannot afford paying for the upgrade.

    1. Bill Plein

      VMware 8.5 Pro works fine with High Sierra. I’m running it now. I’m going to hold off on upgrading to 10 for a while. I don’t require the new features.

      1. Toki

        Same here, I run a variety of Linux distributions (no Windows, though) on Fusion 8.5.8 Pro, on macOS High Sierra. So far, so good. The “advanced” features, aside from the networking and touch bar support on my shiny MacBook Pro, do not justify a $119 upgrade price.

  24. Karl Hesser

    For past versions, you offered the upgrade price for people “crossgrading” from Parallels Desktop. Will you or do you offer that also for Fusion 10? I’m currently using Parallels Desktop 11 but am not really satisfied with it. I am considering either an upgrade to PD 13 or a move to Fusion 10.

  25. Ekapob Chimamphan

    Is it suitable to upgrade to version 10 for this specification?

    Sierra version 10.12.8
    MacBook Pro Retina late 2013
    2.8 GHz Intel Core I 7
    Memory 16GB

    Also install windows 10

  26. Andy johnson

    Anyone experiancing very slow performance when using Unity? Even when I click around on my Mac it’s terribly slow to click. I have a 2015 Macbook Pro with i7 and Geforce video. I do run 2 external monitors and the built in Laptop screen so I have 3 screens running all the time. I’m an IT Service tech and work with multiple clients throught the day. I’m in need of an upgrade from an old version of Parallels and thought I would try out VMWare Fusion. We have a couple clients with ESXI and it will be handy to use Fusion to manage them when needed.

  27. Sven

    Removing the Applications menu – which was an excellent menulet and powerful VM organiser – in Fusion 10 doesn’t make any sense: why go back (removing features without asking), instead of forwards (thus also improving upon the best things that already exists)…?!

  28. paul szemplinski

    Strange, I have an issue with my 2011 MacBookPro, SSD 1TB, 16GB with 10.0.1 Fusion, OSX 10.13, Windows 8.1 basically renders the computer inoperable – if you could live with every 20 second freezes between operations in MS WORD, Excel, Web Browsing, etc. I logged a call, the engineer said my Macbook Pro 2011 is not supported, yet on the release notes located at: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/10.0/rn/fusion-100-release-notes.html It states, “System Requirements

    All Macs launched in 2011 or later are supported except:
    2012 Mac Pro “Quad Core” using the Intel® Xeon® W3565 Processor.
    In addition the following are also supported:
    2010 Mac Pro “Six Core”, “Eight Core” and “Twelve Core”.
    OS X 10.11 El Capitan minimum required

    So, which is correct…the support engineer or the releases notes?

  29. Len

    What is the status of Fusion 10 and VoiceOver? I would prefer not to spend what I consider to be too much for an upgrade only to discover I am unable to use it due to VoiceOver accessibility problems.

  30. H Doan

    Hi, I am having the MKS log in error when trying to open a remote console off a ESXi server. I know it isn’t DNS or firewall issue (port 443/902/903).

    Is there a work around like on the PC where I can do a authd.client.port = “902” in the config files. I don’t know where /Library/Preferences ? maybe.

    Right now, version 10 is useless to me if I can’t console into remote VM guests.

  31. Quay Chai Guan

    does VMware Fusion support MacMini Mid 2011 hardware as the site mentioned only 2012 and above?
    based on the site, it does not. But OSX High Sierra support 2010 and above.

  32. Joe

    Just upgraded to 10.0.1 from 8.5 on a two-display Sierra machine, and now when I enter full-screen mode it creates a separate desktop for the VM, and the second monitor is blank. Yes, I know about changing the Spaces settings so that each display has its own Spaces, and I DO NOT want to have a million desktops to have to switch between. I have also tried using the Use Single Display in Full Screen setting in Fusion, but it did not work; using Use All Displays in Full Screen works, but using the single display setting results in a blank (and completely unusable) second display. I typically run two VMs simultaneously side by side on desktop 2, keeping both displays on desktop 1 set aside for OS X usage.

    I realize that creating a separate desktop is how OS X handles full-screen mode with pretty much every app, but Fusion 8.5 (and EVERY version below it that I have used over the last 7 years) ran full-screen mode correctly, using only one display per VM, once I unchecked the “separate Spaces” option in Mission Control. Are there any fixes or workarounds for this? Thank you!

    1. Ted B

      Same problem. I do a lot of cross-environment work and need my Mac to have a screen and the various VMWare clients to have full screen displays. As Joe says, this is exactly how ever version before Fusion 10 has worked. I have multiple licenses, once I found this bug, I have frozen all my installations at version 8. Both at home and at work.

      VMWare – this is costing you sales. Please fix this.

  33. Jason


    I have fusion 8.5 and was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade to fusion pro 10 or would I have to purchase fusion pro 10 as a new package at full price?


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