<script type="application/ld+json"> [{ "@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "Product", "name": "Fusion", "description": "VMware Fusion gives Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting. Fusion is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.", "brand": { "@type": "Thing", "name": "VMware" } }, { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "BreadcrumbList", "itemListElement": [{ "@type": "ListItem", "position": 1, "item": { "@id": "https://www.vmware.com/products.html", "name": "Products" } }, { "@type": "ListItem", "position": 2, "item": { "@id": "https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion.html", "name": "Fusion" } }] } ] </script>

VMware Fusion: Desktop Hypervisors for Mac

Cyber Week: Buy the New Fusion 13 Today

For a limited time, enjoy up to 20% savings on the New Fusion 13. Fusion Pro and Fusion Player are relied upon by millions of around the world.

Use for Free with a Personal Use License

Register now for a free, perpetual, Personal Use license for Fusion Player.

VMware Fusion: Desktop Hypervisors for Mac

Gain the freedom to be more productive, agile and secure in your preferred environment. IT professionals, developers and businesses choose VMware Fusion desktop hypervisors for unmatched OS support, rock-solid stability and advanced features. With Fusion Player and Fusion Pro, run nearly any OS as VMs on Mac for development, testing, gaming or even simulating production clouds on local desktops.

Run Nearly Any Operating System on a Mac

Running Windows on Mac is only the beginning. Choose from hundreds of supported operating systems, from cloud-ready Linux distributions to the latest Windows 11 on Intel or Apple Silicon Macs, all without rebooting.

Improve vSphere Connectivity

Connect to remote vSphere and ESXi servers to launch, control and manage VMs and physical hosts, with improved visibility into data center and host topology. Easily transfer VMs with drag-and-drop.

Develop and Test for Any Platform

The CLI tool, vctl, lets you build, run and manage OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters with the security, performance and isolation features of virtual machines.

Design and Demo Software Solutions

With the ability to run an entire virtual cloud stack on a single Mac, you can demonstrate a complete solution in real time, with safe rollback points to return to useful configurations.

Key Features

Apple Silicon and Intel Mac Support

Fusion 13 Pro and Player support running VMs on macOS 12 Monterey or macOS 13 Ventura, on Intel or Apple Silicon Macs.

Monster Virtual Machines

Support massively sized virtual machines with up to 32 CPU cores, 128GB of RAM, 10TB virtual disks and 8GB of vRAM per VM with available hardware.

Windows 11 Support

Run Windows 11 virtual machines on Intel or Apple Silicon hardware with a new Virtual Trusted Platform Module with Fast Encryption.

Sandboxed Experience

Isolate the Mac from Windows by disabling integration features, letting you secure and protect operating systems from each other. 

Powerful Graphics with eGPUs (Intel)

Run modern games and apps with support for DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3 in Windows and Linux, with support for eGPUs to deliver maximum performance. (DX11 and eGPU support is Intel Only)

Virtual Networking for Professionals

Create custom virtual networks with unique subnet settings, MTU sizes, NAT port forwarding, degraded network simulations and more with Fusion Pro.

Tech Specs

Fusion 13

See VMware Fusion system requirements:

Hardware

VMware Fusion 13 can run on Intel or Apple Silicon Macs that support macOS 12 and later.

Software

Fusion 13 supports macOS 12 Monterey and macOS 13 Ventura.

Fusion or Fusion Pro - Choose the Right Version for You

General

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

Create New VMs

   

Create Large VMs (32CPU, 128GB RAM)

   

Convert PC into a virtual machine

   

Mass Deployment

   

 

 

 

Host Guest Integration

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

Host/Guest File Sharing

   

Shared/Mirrored Folders

   

One-Click SSH to Linux VM

   

Run VMs with Different View Modes

   

Unity View Mode (Windows guests only)

   

 

 

 

Graphics

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

3D graphics with DX11 and OpenGL 4.1 support

   

Large Graphics Memory: 8GB

   

 

 

 

Device Support

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

4K / 5K / Retina Display Support

   

Support a Wide Range of Virtual Devices

   

USB Smart Card Reader Support

   

USB 3.1 Device Support

   

Assistive Device Support (Section 508 Compliant)

   

Multi-Language Keyboard Support

   

Virtual Trusted Platform Module Device

   

Virtual NVMe Device

   

 

 

 

Security Features

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

Microsoft Virtualization Based Security (Guest) Support

   

Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM)

   

UEFI Boot Support

   

UEFI Secure Boot Support

   

GPU Sandbox Renderer

   

Snapshots

   

Create/Manage Encrypted VM

   

 

 

 

Host Operating Systems

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

Windows 10 or 11 Hosts

   
Linux - Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE     
macOS 12 and greater     

 

 

 

Guest Operating Systems

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

Over 200 Supported OSs (Linux, older Windows, BSD)

   

Windows 10 or 11 Guests

   

macOS Guests* (Intel Macs Only)

   

 

 

 

Mac Host Specific Features

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

macOS 12 Host support

   

macOS Guest Support* (Intel Only)

   

Windows apps in the Mac Dock* (Intel Only)

   

One-Click SSH to Linux VM

   

Metal Graphics Engine

   

BootCamp Import / Launch* (Intel Only)

   

Application Menu

   

 

 

 

Advanced Features

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

Command Line Operation: vmrun

   

vCenter Server Appliance Easy Deploy

   

REST API

   

vctl CLI

   

Virtual Network Customization (NAT, network rename)

   

Virtual Network Simulation (Packet Loss, Latency, Bandwidth)

   

Connect to vSphere / ESXi

   

Create Linked Clones

   

Create Full Clones

   

Encrypt VMs

   

 

 

 

Licensing

Fusion Player

Fusion Pro

Free for Personal Use

   

Commercial License

   

Trial License

   

 

 

 

VMware Fusion

On Intel Macs, VMware Fusion lets you run macOS, Windows, Linux and other x86-based operating systems as virtual machines. On Apple Silicon Macs, Fusion supports the Arm editions of the most popular operating systems including Windows 11. Nearly all programs that run on these operating systems will run with VMware Fusion. Programs can range from common productivity suites (such as Microsoft Office) to graphics-intensive programs such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks which require DirectX 11 on Intel, as well as custom applications. Fusion Player and Fusion Pro can both also run containers and Kubernetes clusters with the built-in CLI ‘vctl.’

Yes, VMware Fusion 13 has 3D hardware-accelerated graphics support. On Apple Silicon Macs, Windows 11 graphics are rendered using the host CPU, while Linux VMs can use 3D hardware acceleration. For Windows VMs on Intel Macs, Fusion supports DirectX 11 (with Shader Model 5.0) and earlier. For Linux guests on both Intel and Apple Silicon, Fusion supports OpenGL 4.3. Fusion uses Apple Metal graphics technology to render 3D hardware-accelerated graphics to virtual machines on compatible Mac systems. See VMware Fusion system requirements for details.

Fusion with Windows

Yes. VMware Fusion requires the installation of an operating system in order to function. The operating system is not included with the purchase of VMware Fusion. In order to run a Windows virtual machine, you must have a licensed copy of that Windows operating system or purchase a new Windows license.

Virtual Machine Compatibility

Yes, you can run as many virtual machines concurrently with VMware Fusion 13 Pro and Player as your system’s CPU, RAM and disk storage will support. In fact, VMware Fusion leverages patented memory-sharing techniques to drastically reduce the memory required to run multiple virtual machines at the same time.

You can create an unlimited number of virtual machines from a single VMware Fusion license. You will need to provide the required operating system software and license for each installation of a virtual machine.

Downloads and Trials

After the evaluation period has expired, you will be prompted to enter a license key. After purchasing the product, you will be provided a license key. Enter the purchased license key when prompted to unlock the full "unlimited" version of the software. To take advantage of complimentary email support for up to 18 months, your license key must be registered. If you purchased the product from the VMware Online store, your license key is automatically registered. If you purchased from a reseller, you need to manually register your license key in your VMware Customer Connect account. Please consult this KB article.

 

No. You simply need to update your license key in VMware Fusion. You can do this from the "VMware Fusion" menu, click on "License" and enter your new license key.

Licensing and Upgrades

VMware Fusion Player and Fusion Pro are perpetually licensed, with options for Support and Subscription add-ons to provide additional security for upgrades and troubleshooting.

To license VMware Fusion, simply enter a purchased license key during product installation in the license key field. Alternatively, you can enter your serial / license key from the "VMware Fusion" drop-down menu in the product. Choose "License" in the drop-down menu, enter the serial / license key and choose "OK."

Complimentary email support is activated as soon as your paid VMware Fusion license key is registered. 

VMware Fusion Pro offers paid licenses for individual and commercial uses, and are available for purchase from our online store or from our authorized resellers and partners.

VMware Fusion Player is dual-licensed, with options for Personal Use or a Commercial Use license. Fusion Player Personal Use licenses can be obtained for free by  registering at vmware.com.

VMware Fusion Player Commercial Licenses are available for purchase from our online store or from our authorized resellers and partners.

If you purchased the product from the VMware Online store, your license key is automatically registered. If you purchased from a reseller, you may need to manually register your license key in your VMware Customer Connect account. Please consult this KB article for detailed instructions on license key registration.

Support

Complimentary support starts when your VMware Fusion license is registered. Registration takes place automatically if you purchase your product from the VMware Online store. If you purchased from a reseller, you may need to register your license in VMware Customer Connect account. Please consult this KB article for detailed instructions on license key registration.

Complimentary support for VMware Fusion Player and VMware Fusion Pro is valid for 30 days from product registration.

Ready to Get Started?

Designed for every kind of Mac user, Fusion enables you to run nearly any operating system in VMs for development, testing and more.