Virtualization for Mac Made by the Virtualization Leader

Trusted by Mac® professionals and millions of users, VMware Fusion 8 Pro brings the stability and reliability that can only be delivered by the leader in virtualization. Used by 97% of US Fortune 1000 companies, VMware has won more than 280 awards for its industry-leading virtualization software, including Editors' Choice awards from MacWorld, PCMagazine, and TechRadar.

Compare VMware Fusion 8 Pro to VMware Fusion 7 Pro

Features VMware Fusion 7 Pro VMware Fusion 8 Pro
Optimized for Windows® 10

 

Yes
Designed for El Capitan

 

Yes
Migrate Windows 10 PC

 

Yes
DirectX 10

 

Yes
OpenGL 3.3

 

Yes
Advanced Resolution Handling for mixed display environments

 

Yes
USB 3 for Windows 7 guests

 

Yes
IPv6 NAT support

 

Yes
Improved Audio engine w/ enhancements for Skype/Lync VoIP calls

 

Yes
Improved vSphere Integration

 

Yes
Built-in vCloud Air integration

 

Yes
Suspend/Resume performance improvement

 

Yes
Hardware Version 12 Support

 

Yes
Improved guest OS compatibility

 

Yes
User Experience enhancements

 

Yes
Over 60 new features

 

Yes

Compare VMware Fusion 8 to VMware Fusion 8 Pro

Features VMware Fusion 8 VMware Fusion 8 Pro
Support for Windows 10 Yes Yes
Ready for El Capitan Yes Yes
Project Photon as Guest Yes Yes
Create linked clones

 

Yes
Virtual network editor

 

Yes
Access virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere, vCloud Air, ESXi or Workstation

 

Yes
Upload or download virtual machines to vSphere, ESXi or Workstation

 

Yes
Upload virtual machine to vCloud Air

 

Yes
Updated Resource Chart for multiple ESXi hosts

 

Yes
OVF Export

 

Yes
Create per virtual machine hot keys

 

Yes
Create restricted virtual machines

 

Yes
Create expiring virtual machines

 

Yes
Single virtual machine mode for managed environments

 

Yes
Eligible for VMware Basic and Production Support

 

Yes

Compare VMware Fusion 8 Pro to Parallels Desktop Enterprise

Features VMware Fusion 8 Pro Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition
Perpetual license Yes

 

Create restricted virtual machines for Mac, Windows and Linux Yes

 

VMware licensing portal Yes

 

Create expiring virtual machines Yes

 

Linked clones Yes

 

Advanced Network Setup with IPv6

 

 

OpenGL 3.3 Yes

 

Support for up to 2GB of video memory per virtual machine Yes

 

Access virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere, ESXi or Workstation Yes

 

Upload or download virtual machines to vSphere, ESXi or Workstation Yes

 

Compatible with VMware portfolio Yes

 

ESXi in a virtual machine Yes

 

Virtualization technology used by 97% of Fortune 1000 companies Yes

 

Optional World Class VMware Support Yes