Already asked at superuser (Credits to the OP). I post the answer here again - slightly modified:
There is no version of VMware Player for OS X. Instead, VMware sells a Mac version of their product called VMware Fusion. You may use it as trial version 30 days for free
If you don't want to purchase VMware Fusion, you can:
Use Boot Camp to some other OS. ...
I'm using VMWare Fusion 5.0.3. With vmwaretools installed, it's very easy to change the resolution on the Windows VM:
go to Virtual Machine > Settings > Display
there is a checkbox Use full resolution for Retina display
uncheck it and the vm changes back to normal resolution.
After having this issue with macOS High Sierra and VMWare Fusion 8.5.8, I was able to resolve it by allowing the system extension as described in http://planetvm.net/blog/?p=3240
In short; open System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, and from the General tab you should see a message stating System software from developer "VMware, Inc." was blocked ...
Solved this by first going into the terminal and finding the disk identifier:
Then, with the identifier I used the following and it successfully reclaimed all of the disk free space:
diskutil resizeVolume /dev/disk0s2 0
Be sure to replace /dev/disk0s2 with the identifier of the partition you want to expand.
After arduous research and trial and error, I've finally been able to solve this issue. First of all, if you're migrating Fusion VMs to ESXi, I recommend not using the OVF tool. At least for me, it never worked properly. Instead, I used the vmware-vdiskmanager tool, which is built into Fusion. The instructions for this migration are listed below:
I know this is an older question but I came across it looking for a solution to this problem so I figured I would submit an answer that contains all of the info I came across in one place.
VMWare Workstation 12 (patched to run macOS)
macOS High Sierra 10.13.4
I originally tried adding macosguest....
Follow the steps below to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP).
Start by booting to macOS Big Sur and opening a Terminal application window. Next, enter the command given below. This will create a NVRAM variable with the desired value, but misspelled variable name. This misspelling will be corrected in a later step.
sudo nvram Asr-active-config=%7f%00%...
An additional way, you can start up the VMs you want and then force quit VMware Fusion using Command+Option+Shift+Esc
The GUI quits but the VMs run in the background. To manage these VMs you can start VMware fusion again as usual and it will show you what's currently running.
Stop the virtual machine and open its settings. Under the "Processors & Memory" pane, expand the "Advanced options" section. Check "Enable hypervisor applications in this virtual machine."
You can also manually edit the VM's .vmx file. For example, if your VM is named "Ubuntu", edit Ubuntu.vmwarevm/Ubuntu.vmx (to get into the .vmwarevm in Finder, select ...
The only way you can run iOS apps on OS X is if you have the iPhone Simulator and have a version of the app specifically compiled to run on the simulator.
The iPhone Simulator (available from Xcode) is not an emulator and can't run ARM code, which means that it has to run a specific version of iOS 7 designed for OS X, and is not able to run iOS apps ...
After multiple attempts to solve this, I finally found the solution in a side note of a VMWare community thread:
Start Fusion, select one of your VMs (no matter which one) and change the virtual machine settings like this:
Virtual machine -> Settings -> Application Menu -> "Show only when machine is running"
After I did this the messages stopped ...
It looks like simply unloading a kernel extension which is using one of the major character devices is enough to get around the problem. For example, I had /dev/HAX so I was looking for instructions for uninstalling HAXm. I found https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38354287/uninstalling-intel-haxm-on-mac-el-capitan which mentioned running sudo kextunload -b ...
Just After installing the new VM you'll get the error "File not found".
Right-click on the VMware Fusion icon opened in the Dock.
Select "Virtual Machine Library".
Delete any left-overs from there.
From September 2020 there is free VMWare Fusion Player 12 for macOS (VMware Fusion Blog: Fusion 12: Now Available!):
Fusion Player offers a Personal Use License, available for free with a
valid MyVMware account. Home users, Open Source contributors,
students, and anyone else can use Fusion Player Free for
You can register and ...
It doesn't matter what type the DMG is as VMware Fusion cannot install OS X Yosemite by booting it or even booting the Install OS X Yosemite.app downloaded from Apple as that's not how it works in VMware Fusion. VMware Fusion must first make an Installer Image from the Install OS X Yosemite.app and install from the Image it creates.
Have a look at: ...
Thanks to Michael. I was trying to repartition macbook air the 2nd time for Windows 10 installation. During USB disk bootup, the setup process didn't allow to install on the partition already created and reported "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." Then inside that Windows setup, I tried formate, delete, create new on that free space w/o ...
Revert to VMware Fusion 10.x, and open that app. It may prompt you to allow something in System Preferences and such; do so.
Start up every VM that is not in a fully shut-down state (anything you can "Resume"). Shut each down entirely.
Upgrade again to VMware Fusion 11.
For each VM in which you need 3D stuff, go into its Settings and pick the Compatibility ...
Based on the VMWare knowledge base.
The following commands can be used to update the changes without
restarting Fusion 4.x and later. These can be used if you not want to
relaunch Fusion, if you have other Virtual Machines running.
sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmnet-cli --stop
sudo /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/...
As far as I know, the new MacBooks as of today have only begun shipping from online orders, so I won't be able to speak from personal experience - but I would be very wary about the MacBook being able to handle intensive tasks like Parallels, especially in tandem with Visual Studio or Eclipse.
Parallels' recommended hardware specs for running Windows 7 ...
Install the VMware Tools by selecting Virtual Machine → Install VMware Tools in the menubar. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Set Use full resolution for Retina display in VMware Fusion’s Settings → Display preferences panel.
Run this command in Terminal on your OS X guest VM and enter your password when requested: sudo defaults write /Library/...
According to the following VMware kb article: System requirements for VMware Fusion (2005196) VMware Fusion 5.0.x is not compatible with El Capitan as hosting OS.
After upgrading to El Capitan you need at least VMware Fusion 7.x.
Any 64-bit capable Intel Mac (compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7 processors or better)
Mac OS X 10.6.7 Mac ...
The description here: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2056603 is still valid - which also has a small video of the installation process.
Select File > New from the Fusion menu bar.
Select "Install from disc or image" and Click Continue.
Drag and drop the Install MacOS Sierra application ...
Fortunately the HID device ids used when running bootcamp natively and running it under a VM (at least under the Parallels VM I use) are different. Here is what I did on Windows 10
Identify the device ID's in use from the Mouse Control Panel
Start->Settings. Click on Devices. Click on Mouse. Click "Additional mouse options"
Click on the ...
The only reliable (and legal) source of macOS is the Mac App Store.
There are python scripts to download from Apple as well. Apple code signs the installers, so you are taking on risk to re-implement or bypass those checks.
Edit ~/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/preferences file by adding following lines:
pref.autoFitGuestToWindow = "FALSE"
pref.autoFitFullScreen = "stretchGuestToHost"
pref.autoFitGuestToWindow = "FALSE" disables auto fit for Single Window mode.
pref.autoFitFullScreen = "stretchGuestToHost" disables auto fit for Full Screen mode.
In case anyone is running into this with VMware Fusion 6 on Yosemite... I had the same issue and it seems OS X only has a limited amount of major device numbers, which are used by many different device drivers. VMware Fusion tries to load its device drivers on app startup, so if every major device number is already occupied, the drivers won't start.
VMware has an answer to this question. See Using the Recovery Environment (Recovery HD) in an OS X Virtual Machine:
Power on the virtual machine.
Quickly, in the blank black window or at the VMware splash screen, click inside the virtual machine window so that the mouse pointer disappears. Now your keystrokes will go into the virtual machine.