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VMware Fusion 11 24 SEP 2018 Build 10120384

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion® 11 is the easiest, fastest, and most reliable way to run Windows and other x86 based operating systems on a Mac without rebooting.

Comment and share: Three tips for maintaining Windows 10 in a Mac's VMware Fusion-powered VM By Erik Eckel. Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with. Jan 30, 2020 'VMware VMware Tools VMware Drivers audio Vista' 8. Locate the file 'vmaudio.inf', and press shift+f10 (or right click) on it. Find 'install' in the context menu, and press enter on it. Follow the on screen instructions. Shut down your virtual machine and quit VMware fusion. Now it's time to edit your.vmx file 11. The issue was not present under Fusion 12.0.0 before upgrading to macOS Big Sur. Toggling 'Disable Side Channel Mitigations' has no effect. The attached screenshot shows the vmx processes of three VMs after the VMs have been idling overnight, with no applications open. The VMs (running Windows 10) are pegging the CPU while doing nothing.

For more information, see the broader VMware Fusion documentation.

System Requirements

  • Hardware
    All Macs launched in 2011 or later are supported except for the following:
    • 2012 Mac Pro Quad Core using the Intel® Xeon® W3565 Processor.
    The following are also supported:
    • 2010 Mac Pro Six Core, Eight Core, and Twelve Core.
  • Software
    macOS 10.12 Sierra minimum required

What's New

The following support is new in Fusion 11:

  • New guest operating system support
    • Windows 10 1803
    • Ubuntu 18.04
    • macOS 10.14
    • Fedora 28
    • RHEL 7.5
    • CentOS 7.5
    • Debian 9.5
    • OpenSuse Leap 15.0
    • FreeBSD 11.2
    • ESXi 6.7
  • Advanced graphics
    DirectX 10.1 support is added for Fusion 11. DirectX 10.1 is an incremental update of DirectX 10.0. It provides higher visual quality through the support of multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA). DirectX 10.1 also supports Shader Model 4.1 and Cubemap Array.
    • Hardware requirements for DirectX 10.1:
      • MacBook (early 2015 or later)
      • MacBook Air (mid 2012 or later)
      • MacBook Pro (mid 2012 or later)
      • Mac Mini (late 2012 or later)
      • iMac (late 2012 or later)
      • Mac Pro (late 2013 and later)
      Metal renderer should be supported by the macOS host
    • Software requirements:
      • macOS 10.13.0 and later
  • VMware hardware version 16
    The maximum amount of graphics memory is now bumped up to 3072 MB.
  • Hosts and Clusters view when you connect to vCenter (Fusion 11 Pro only)
    Fusion 11 adds a new Hosts and Clusters view when you connect to a vCenter Server from Fusion. You can easily toggle between VM view and Hosts and Clusters view.
  • vSphere 6.7 support
    You can now connect to a vSphere 6.7 vCenter Server or ESXi 6.7 host directly. You can also import VCSA 6.7 within Fusion 11.
  • New Applications menu
    Fusion 11 provides a brand-new design Applications menu to do more than simply launching applications from within the guest:
    • Creation of new virtual machines
    • Virtual machine power operations
    • Switching from different views
    • Taking snapshots
    • Launching virtual machine settings
  • REST API for networking operations
    Fusion REST API is extended to support the following networking operations
    • create vmnet
    • MAC address to IP binding
    • get MAC address
  • Customizable Touch Bar support
    Fusion 11 supports Touch Bar to be customizable in the following scenarios:
    • Library window
    • Virtual machine window
  • SSH login to a Linux virtual machine
    You can now access a Linux virtual machine with SSH provided by Fusion 11. Fusion 11 can remember the user name and password, so virtual machine access is as easy as a mouse click.
  • User experience improvements
    • Virtual machine title bar - With the new virtual machine toolbar, you can now navigate the virtual-machine path and quickly view the full path in a text file or terminal window on the Mac host.
    • New default virtual machine location - The default virtual machine folder for new installations of Fusion 11 is your home directory/Virtual Machines.
  • Performance improvements for ​virtual NVMe storage

Known Issues

  • On a Coffee Lake, Skylake, or Kaby Lake Mac machine with High Sierra 10.13 installed, Windows 10 virtual machines display glitches when the display resolution is greater than 4096 pixels

    On a Coffee Lake, Skylake, or Kaby Lake Mac machine, if the host is installed with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and is using an Intel graphics card, the display of a running Windows 10 virtual machine starts to function improperly when the display resolution exceeds 4096 pixels. This issue does not occur when any of the following conditions apply to the Mac machine.

    • Uses a non-Intel graphics card
    • Is installed with a macOS version prior to macOS High Sierra 10.13
    • Is not a Coffee Lake, Skylake, or Kaby Lake model

    Workaround: Upgrade to latest macOS 10.14.

  • Content in the clipboard of a virtual machine is automatically copied to the host tmp folder when you right-click in the host

    The issue occurs on macOS 10.14 hosts only. In the guest, after you copy one or more files, when you right-click the mouse in the host, the copied files are saved to the /tmp/VMwareDnD folder of the host.

    Workaround: None.

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Updated on: 29 APR 2021

VMware Tools 29 APR 2021 Build 17901274

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

  • openssl version is updated to 1.1.1k.
  • VMware Tools package is available for upgrading VMware Tools using GuestStore.

Earlier Releases of VMware Tools

  • For earlier releases of VMware Tools, see the VMware Tools Documentation page.

Before You Begin

  • VMware Tools 11.2.6 supports the following guest operating systems:
    • windows.iso supports Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and later.
      • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package is a prerequisite for installing VMware Tools for Windows 11.2.6 and ships with the VMware Tools 11.2.6 download package. While preparing a target Windows guest for installation, VMware Tools runs the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package installer which checks for the presence of a more recent version on the target guest. If the target guest has a more recent version already present, the package does not install.
        For a 32-bit Windows guest, the prerequisite version is Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) version 14.27.29016.0.
        For a 64-bit Windows guest, the prerequisite versions are Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) version 14.27.29016.0 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x64) version 14.27.29016.0.
      • Installing or upgrading to VMware Tools 11.2.6 is not supported for Windows versions that do not meet the prerequisite and customers should continue to use VMware Tools 10.2.x or older until they can patch or update Windows OS to meet the prerequisites for VMware Tools 11.2.6. Refer to Microsoft's update KB2977003 for latest supported Visual C++ downloads.
      • Windows OS level prerequisites
        • Windows Server 2019
        • Windows Server 2016
        • Windows 10
        • Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft's update KB2919355
        • Windows 8.1 with Microsoft's update KB2919355
        • Windows Server 2012
        • Windows 8
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Microsoft's update KB4474419.
        • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Microsoft's update KB4474419.
    • darwin.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.11 and later.
    • For details on linux.iso, refer to VMware Tools 10.3.23 Release Notes.
    • For details on solaris.iso, refer to VMware Tools 10.3.10 Release Notes.
  • VMware Tools ISO images are frozen for some end of life guest operating systems. Some ISO images are not included with ESXi in the tools-light VIB. For more details, see the VMware Tools Documentation page. All VMware Tools ISO images are available for download from http://my.vmware.com.
  • VMware Tools for Windows: 32-bit and 64-bit installer executable (.exe) files are available for download. These files are provided for easier access and installation of VMware Tools in Windows guest operating systems.

Important note about upgrading to ESXi 6.5 or later

Resolution on incompatibility and general guidelines: While upgrading ESXi hosts to ESXi 6.5 or later, and using older versions of Horizon View Agent, refer to the knowledge base articles:

Internationalization

VMware Tools 11.2.6 is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

Product Support Notice

  • The Windows pre-Vista iso image for VMWare Tools is no longer packaged with ESXi. The Windows pre-Vista iso image is available for download by users who require it. For download information, see the Product Download page.

End of Feature Support Notice

  • Balloon driver has been removed from MacOS VMware Tools 11.1.0.
  • The tar tools (linux.iso) and OSPs shipped with VMware Tools 10.3.x release will continue to be supported. However, releases after VMware Tools 10.3.5 will only include critical and security fixes and no new feature support in these types of VMware Tools (tar tools and OSP's). It is recommended that customers use open-vm-tools for those operating systems that support open-vm-tools. For more information on different types of VMware Tools, see https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/02/understanding-the-three-types-of-vm-tools.html

Compatibility Notes

  • Starting with VMware Tools version 10.2.0, Perl script-based VMware Tools installation for FreeBSD has been discontinued. FreeBSD systems are supported only through the open-vm-tools packages directly available from FreeBSD package repositories. FreeBSD packages for open-vm-tools 10.1.0 and later are available from FreeBSD package repositories.

Guest Operating System Customization Support

The Guest OS Customization Support Matrix provides details about the guest operating systems supported for customization.

Interoperability Matrix

The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware Products. The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix of VMware Tools 11.2.5 can be applied to VMware Tools 11.2.6.

Installation and Upgrades for this release

VMware Tools can be downloaded from the Product Download page.

The steps to install VMware Tools vary depending on your VMware product and the guest operating system you have installed. For general steps to install VMware Tools in most VMware products, see General VMware Tools installation instructions (1014294).To set up productLocker to point to the shared datastore, see KB 2004018.

This release provides packages to upgrade VMware Tools 11.2.5 or later deployments using GuestStore.

For specific instructions to install, upgrade, and configure VMware Tools, see the VMware Tools Documentation page.

Windows guest drivers installed by VMware Tools

VMware Tools 11.2.6 supports the following driver versions on a Windows Guest Operating System.

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DriversVMware Tools 11.2.6
Hardware Drivers
efifwfromhost.bin

1.0.0.0

pvscsi.sys

1.3.15.0

vmaudio.sys

5.10.0.3506

vmci.sys

9.8.16.0

vmmouse.sys

12.5.10.0

vmusbmouse.sys

12.5.10.0

vmxnet2.sys

2.2.0.0

vmxnet3.sys

1.8.17.0

wddm.sys

8.17.02.0012

Software Drivers
giappdef.sys

2.3.1.0

glgxi.sys

2.3.0.0

vmhgfs.sys

11.0.42.0

vmmemctl.sys

7.5.5.0

vmrawdsk.sys

1.1.5.0

vnetWFP.sys

11.2.0.0

vsepflt.sys

11.2.5.0

vsock.sys

9.8.17.0

Security DLL
vmwsu.dll

2.5.0.0

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

VMware Tools Issues

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  • After upgrading to a new version VMware Tools with installer parameter to remove the NetworkIntrospection feature, old version of vnetflt or vnetWFP driver service still runs.

    After the upgrade, the NetworkIntrospection feature is not present in the system's VMware Tools MSI database, but the feature's vnetflt or vnetWFP driver service still exists.

    Workaround:

    Refer to KB 78016.

    Note: Future tools upgrade from version 11.1.0 to a newer tools version will not have the issue.

  • VMware Tools upgrade fails on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 without SHA-2 code signing support.

    Microsoft has changed Windows driver signing to use SHA-2 algorithm exclusively starting December 3, 2019. Hence, legacy Windows systems without SHA-2 code signing support fails driver signature verification.

    Workaround:

    Refer to KB 78708.

  • AppDefense driver glxgi logs an error in the event viewer.

    AppDefense driver glxgi logs an error in the event viewer similar to the following:

    'The glxgi service failed to start due to the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.'

    The events are observed when Guest Integrity is disabled.

    Workaround:

    These events do not impact the system and are safe to ignore.

  • Installing or upgrading versions earlier than VMware Tools 10.3.0 to VMware Tools 11.1.x might take longer and Windows OS might need a restart.

    Installation process might appear to be in progress and displays a message similar to the following:
    'Preparing 'VMware Tools' for installation...'

    During this process, the user might be prompted to restart the operating system.

    For more information, see KB 55798.

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VMware Tools Issues in VMware Workstation or Fusion
  • Shared Folders mount is unavailable on Linux VM.

    If the Shared Folders feature is enabled on a Linux VM while it is powered off, shared folders mount is not available on restart.

    Note: This issue is applicable for VMware Tools running on Workstation and Fusion.

    Workaround:

    If the VM is powered on, disable and enable the Shared Folders feature from the interface.
    For resolving the issue permanently, edit /etc/fstab and add an entry to mount the Shared Folders automatically on boot.
    For example, add the line:
    vmhgfs-fuse /mnt/hgfs fuse defaults,allow_other 0 0

  • Drag functionality fails to work in Ubuntu.

    Drag functionality fails to work in Ubuntu 16.04.4 32-bit virtual machine installed using easy install. Also, failure of copy and paste functionality is observed in the same system.

    Note: This issue is applicable for VMware Tools running on Workstation and Fusion.

    Workaround:

    • Add the modprobe.blacklist=vmwgfx linux kernel boot option.
    • To gain access to larger resolutions, remove svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware = 'TRUE' option from the VMX file.

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VMware Tools Issue in VMware Horizon

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  • WDDM driver fails on Windows Update installation when Horizon Agent is installed on W8/8.1/WS2008R2.

    When Horizon Agent is installed on W8/8.1/WS2008R2, WDDM driver fails on Windows Update installation.

    WDDM driver will be made available through Windows Update service, when the driver publication process completes.