System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for installing and using VMware Fusion 6 are:

  • Any 64--bit capable Intel® Mac (Compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7 processors or better)
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM
  • 750MB free disk space for VMware Fusion and at least 5GB for each Virtual Machine
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later; OS X 10.7.5 or later recommended

Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for virtual machines.

Microsoft Windows is not included with VMware Fusion.

Recommended graphics hardware for Windows Aero support:

  • NVIDIA 8600M or better
  • ATI 2600 or better

Supported Guest Operating Systems

What are the supported guest operating systems for VMware Fusion 6?
VMware Fusion 6 supports more than 200 operating systems from Windows XP through Windows 8, various flavors of Linux, and certain versions of Mac OS X.
Here is a list of popular supported guest operating systems:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 (all versions, including 32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (all versions)
  • Ubuntu (most versions including 13.04, 12.04, 11.10 and 10.04)
  • Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
  • OS X Lion and OS X Lion Server
  • OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mountain Lion Server
  • OS X Mavericks and OS X Mavericks Server

To see a complete list of supported host and guest operating, click here: