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VMware Fusion

Run Windows apps alongside Mac apps without rebooting.

VMware FusionOverview

VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro--the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting--include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. They support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster graphics, alongside compatibility with USB 3.0 and multiple monitors with different DPIs. The virtual machine platform also delivers full 64-bit support with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB RAM, and an 8TB hard drive for a single virtual machine.

Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro are optimized for the latest Macs, including the iMac with Retina 5K Display and 12-inch MacBook. DirectX 10 support enables Mac users to run Windows virtual machines with native resolution on a 5K display, with USB-C support and Force Touch pass-through also in tow for the latest MacBooks. Fusion 8 Pro has additional advanced features and improvements, including the ability to connect to VMware vCloud Air, IPv6 support for both bridged networks and IPv6-to-IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT), improved integration with VMware vSphere and support for several new Linux distributions and other operating systems.


Note: Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro are available today for $79.99 and $199.99 respectively through the VMware Online Store, while existing Fusion 6 or 7 customers can upgrade to Fusion 8 for $49.99 or Fusion 8 Pro for $119.99.


  • Full support of Windows 10
    • Run Windows 10 as a virtual machine
    • Windows 10 Auto Detect and Easy Install
    • Unity support for Windows 10
    • Migrate Windows 10 PC to a virtual machine
    • Import Windows 10 Boot Camp virtual machine
  • Support OS X El Capitan
    • Run OS X El Capitan as a virtual machine
    • Run OS X El Capitan as a host operating system
  • New Guest Operating Systems Support
    • Ubuntu 15.04
    • Fedora 22
    • CentOS 7.1
    • RHEL 7.1
    • Oracle Linux 7.1
    • VMware Project Photon
  • Advanced graphics
    • DirectX 10
    • OpenGL 3.3
  • Performance improvements for suspending and resuming encrypted virtual machines
  • Advanced resolution settings
    • Ability to set global preference of resolution change upon window resizing and more
    • Ability to set per virtual machine override preference of resolution change upon windows resizing and more
  • VMware vCloud Air Integration (Fusion 8 Pro only)
    • Ability to connect to VMware vCloud Air Service
    • Ability to view remote virtual machine inventory
    • Remote display, keyboard and mouse control
    • Upload a local virtual machine to VMware vCloud Air
    • Power operation on remote virtual machines
    • Enhanced user experience
  • Improved remote experience (Fusion 8 Pro only)
    • Ability to create a remote virtual machine on a VMware vSphere, VMware ESXi, and VMware Workstation
    • View health summary of multiple ESXi hosts on a single dashboard
  • Support IPv6 NAT network (Fusion 8 Pro only)
  • Support the latest Macs
    • Ability to run Windows virtual machines on an iMac 5K in full-screen mode with native resolution
    • Support the new MacBook
  • Echo cancellation for voice and video calls with Microsoft Lync and Skype
  • Added USB 3.0 support to Windows 7 virtual machines (with the latest Intel USB driver)
  • Optimized user experience
    • Improved Start menu
    • Improved new VM creator
  • New warning text has been added to the UI for the option "Open your Windows files and web links using Mac Applications" to make it clearer that choosing to enable this feature might reduce the isolation of the virtual machine.

Known Issues

  • Please visit https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/fusion/8/fusion-80-release-notes.html for known issues and workarounds.

VMware FusionTech Specs

Free to try
File Size
379.3 MB
Operating Systems
Mac OS X
System Requirements
  • OS X 10.8 or later (OS X 10.11 recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • A copy of Windows (if you'll be installing Windows)

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