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VMware Fusion 11.5 Available Now!

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the immediate availability of VMware Fusion 11.5!

Download here!

Still on Fusion 10 or 8.5? Upgrade here with 20% off!!

Release notes

This release comes as a free upgrade to existing Fusion 11 users, with Fusion 8.5 and v10 customers being still eligible for discount upgrade pricing. This release also extends support for v11 customers until December 2020.

Added to that we’re also running a 20% off sale right now! We wanted to make sure that folks who are still using older releases can get support for macOS Catalina without having to pay full price for the upgrade.

So what’s new?

First up, Dark Mode.

When Dark Mode is enabled onl our Mac, Fusion transforms into a darker and more nighttime-friendly version of itself.

Fusion not only detects when Dark Mode is enabled and adjusts the user interface accordingly, but it also can synchronize the mode with Windows and macOS Guests who support the feature.  This is a per-vm preference, and can be enabled in the VM Settings > Advanced window.

Next up: Sidecar

macOS Catalina introduces an incredible new feature called Sidecar that lets your Mac use your iPad as an external display.

With Fusion’s support of this feature, users can deploy a VM and drive it completely from your iPad, including support for the Apple Pencil and Bluetooth Keyboard. Works Wired or Wirelessly.

Also featuring: Jumbo Frames

Professionals oftentimes use Fusion and Workstation to deploy virtual lab environments, but when using some more advanced networking tools and techniques unfortunately some things didn’t work. One reason is because a larger MTU size was required for their virtual networks, but previously this wasn’t something users could configure.

Now with this support, savvy IT Pros and VI Admins can run a full vSphere, with NSX, virtual lab environment on Workstation with overlay support. (Given sufficient hardware resources, of course!)

There are a number of other reasons to use Jumbo Frames, including network performance advantages in enterprises and universities with supporting network infrastructure.

And More!

We’ve squashed bugs, improved performance and closed security holes, while adding support for the latest OS’s from Microsoft, Linux, BSD and Apple.

Get it now! 

Still on Fusion 10 or 8.5? Upgrade here with 20% off!

Release notes

We hope you enjoy, and please share your feedback in our community forums!


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About Michael Roy

Michael Roy is the Product Line Manager for Desktop Hypervisor products such as VMware Fusion and Workstation.

11 thoughts on “VMware Fusion 11.5 Available Now!

  1. Pingback: VMware Tools 11.0 – Out Now! – VMPRO.AT – all about virtualization

  2. colin edwards

    and it’s so good I’ve just had to step back to 11.1

    1. TuxKey

      why did you have to revert to 11.1 i just updated to 11.1 and all my Centos machines work fine.

      1. TuxKey

        sorry i meant i upgraded from 11.1 to 11.5 and everything seems to be fine..

  3. TuxKey

    i’m happy to read that i can update without having to fork out €106 that happens each year and i was considering migrating to fedora and using free virtualization solution. As someone that has to pay for his software out of pocket i appreciate a break every so often. i have bin using vmware fusion pro for years and years now and really like it moved away from Parallels years ago because they were doing the same thing.
    Only issue i have now is that Vagrant is free on virtualbox and not on vmware fusion.. But that’s a different story..
    Only support i need is online in a forum and having problems that touch several people being addressed. If there is good documentation i can usually figure it out..
    in short great update…
    ps in the past we used to get .X updates for free .. so 11.1 to 11.5 was always free in the past. i have never seen a version jump be free. so 11.1 to 12.0 for free.
    and i have bin using vmware fusion close to 10yr now..

  4. Tony

    Amazing Vmware! I gave you 5 star for that.

  5. Jonas41

    All products of Vmware are so geat! I will wait for the new update maybe that would be by next year.

  6. Shan ali

    Great post i like it New version Download Now!

  7. Dennis Kenman

    I upgraded from 11.1 to 11.5. I now having problems with my mouse when moving between Windows VMs. Does Fusion 11.5 use Tools 11.0 or should there be a newer Tools version?

  8. ibis

    what are the limitations to the trial period of vmware fusion 11.5 pro?

  9. james bond

    Thank you for sharing this amazing idea, really appreciates your post.


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