VMware Fusion® 6 Professional delivers improved IT controls, unsurpassed platform support, faster, more powerful virtual machines, and enhanced usability.
Retain More Control over Restricted Virtual Machines
Fusion 6 Professional enables IT administrators to create restricted virtual machines that can expire at a predefined date and time. When powered on, the virtual machine will query the server at specified time intervals, storing the current system time in the restricted VM's policy file as the last trusted timestamp.
Fusion 6 Professional allows IT to easily deliver multiple managed environments with a streamlined single virtual machine mode that prevents users from creating additional virtual machines. Fusion 6 Professional also enables IT to limit virtual machine access settings and disable functions like drag and drop or copy and paste.
Accommodate Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC)
To support corporate BYOPC initiatives, Fusion 6 Professional is licensed to let you use VMware® Player 6 Plus™ to run restricted virtual machines created by VMware® Workstation™ 10 or Fusion 6 Professional on Windows® and Linux PCs.
Ready for the new Operating Systems
With added support for virtualizing OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1 (including showing Metro applications in the dock, horizontal scrolling support for Metro in full screen, and Windows 8 keyboard and mouse shortcuts), added support for ESXi 5.5 and Ubuntu 13.04, and ongoing support for over 200 other operating systems, Fusion 6 Professional delivers unsurpassed platform compatibility. See a list of all supported guest operating systems.
Faster, More Powerful Virtual Machines
Fusion 6 Professional delivers faster, more powerful virtual machines with up to 16 vCPUs, 64GB of RAM, and 8TB disks. With support for the latest Intel Haswell processors, running Windows on a Mac® is now faster than ever. Fusion 6 Professional also automatically configures and appropriately optimizes the performance of a virtual machine hosted on a solid-state disk drive without any action required from the user.
The Fusion 6 Professional updated CPU/memory settings UI helps users determine the settings that enable their virtual machine to run optimally, including a slider UI that explains how changes in virtual machine CPU or memory will affect performance.
Here’s where Fusion really impresses as at times you can completely forget that you’re using a Mac, with software running as quickly as you’d expect it to on a PC.MacLife
Higher Performing Graphics-Based Applications
With powerful 3D graphics and support for OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 graphics, Fusion 6 Professional will make running highly demanding 3D applications like AutoCAD or SolidWorks a breeze.
Create Virtual Networks
Use the Fusion 6 Professional virtual network editor to add and remove virtual networks, and create custom virtual networking configurations, ideal for testing and demonstration environments. These multiple virtual machines can share networks and communicate without interference from the host Mac.
Create Linked Clones
Fusion 6 Professional allows IT administrators and advanced Mac users to quickly create complex setups using Linked Clones. With linked clones, users can make a copy of a virtual machine that shares virtual disks with the parent virtual machine in an ongoing manner. This conserves disk space and allows multiple virtual machines to use the same software installation.
Fusion 6 Professional delivers improved usability with a variety of new features, including a new virtual machine assistant and the ability to easily create OS X virtual machines form the recovery partition. New options exist to display virtual machine names while in full screen, as well as the ability to continue running a virtual machine in the background, and new user notifications makes users aware of software updates.