VMware Fusion 5 and VMware Fusion 5 Professional Release Notes

VMware Fusion 5.0.4 | 03 DECEMBER 2013 | Build 1435862

Last updated: 09 DECEMBER 2013

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These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New in VMware Fusion 5.0.4

VMware Fusion 5.0.4 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 5 users.

Prior Releases of VMware Fusion 5

Features from prior releases of VMware Fusion 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 5, click the following links:

Resolved Issues

VMware Fusion 5.0.4 is a minor upgrade recommended for all users of VMware Fusion. This release includes the following improvements and resolved issues.

  • Resolved an issue that could cause virtual machines to fail to power on with an out of memory error.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause VMware Tools for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) to not download.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause NAT networking to fail when the host operating system is upgraded.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Boot Camp partition not to be detected by Fusion 5 in older Mac models.

Known Issues

Known issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion 5 also might apply to VMware Fusion 5.0.4.

  • PC migrations fail if a previous PC migration is canceled
    There is an issue causing PC migrations to fail if you canceled a previous PC migration.

  • Kernel extension error encountered
    VMware Fusion 5.0.4 users may see the following message when opening Fusion on Mac OS X Mavericks:
    Kernel extension is not from an identified developer.
    This message is caused by a change in the way kernel extensions are signed and handled in Mac OS X. The message is advisory and does not prevent VMware Fusion from opening. VMware Fusion 6, which was designed for Mac OS X Mavericks, does not display this message when opened. Upgrades are available for purchase from the VMware Store.

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