VMware Fusion 3.0.2 Release Notes

VMware Fusion 3.0.2 | 18 FEB 2010 | Build 232708

Last Document Update: 18 FEB 2010

These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Fusion 3.0.2 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 3. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 3 customers, and provides the following fix:

Fixes a problem so that the latest release of Mac OS X 10.6 Server (Snow Leopard) can run in a virtual machine.

Prior Releases of VMware Fusion 3

Features from prior releases of VMware Fusion 3 are described in the release notes for each release, along with existing known issues. In addition, the release notes contain information on system requirements and installation. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Fusion 3, click the following links:

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Resolved Issues

This release resolves the following issues:

  • Changes to the Mac OS X Server operating system requires changes to how VMware Fusion handles power management for the virtual machine.
    This release makes changes to VMware Fusion so that it can continue to support future releases of Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard as a guest operating system in a virtual machine.

Known Issues with VMware Fusion

The following issues are known to occur in VMware Fusion 3.0.2.

  • Third-party applications can interfere with mouse and keyboard activity in a virtual machine.
    Non-Apple-distributed software that adds extra functionality to input devices can conflict with the hardware virtualization done by VMware Fusion. This might prevent the mouse and keyboard from functioning properly inside of a virtual machine.

    Workaround: Uninstall or disable third-party mouse and keyboard add-on software.

  • Some 3D applications in a virtual machine can cause a Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to become unresponsive.
    Running certain video games and other 3D applications in VMware Fusion on Macs with Mac OS X 10.5 and the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT chipsets can cause the Mac to become unresponsive.

    Workaround: Apple has fixed the underlying problem in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. If you have a Mac with NVIDIA hardware, upgrade to Snow Leopard to use 3D applications in a virtual machine.

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