VMware has released version 13.0.0 of Fusion. Fusion is to macOS what Workstation Pro and Workstation Player are to Windows and Linux. The program allows to create virtual machines on macOS machines. In this way it is possible to run, for example, Windows, Linux or Solaris alongside the existing operating system. New in version 13 is, among other things, that the program now also works on a machine equipped with an Arm processor. There is also a virtual TPM 2.0 module, which enables support for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, among others, and there is support for OpenGL 4.3 and Windows Display Driver Model 1.2.
- New Guest Operating System Support
- Microsoft Windows 11
- Microsoft Windows Server 2022
- RHELL 9
- Debian 11.x
- Ubuntu 22.04
- Support for Apple Silicon Mac: Fusion now supports running Arm virtual machines on Apple Silicon Macs
- Universal Package for x86 and Apple Silicon: A single universal package (.dmg) is provided for both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
- New Virtual Trusted Platform Module 2.0: Fusion now offers a virtual Trusted Platform Module (version 2.0) device to support Windows 11 and other operating systems that require a TPM.
- New Full or Fast Encryption features: You can now choose between security (Full) and performance (Fast) options for encryption.
- Improved Graphics Support: OpenGL 4.3: Fusion now supports OpenGL 4.3 for Windows and Linux on Intel Macs as well as in Linux arm64 virtual machines on Apple Silicon Macs.
- Support for WDDM 1.2: Fusion now supports WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) version 1.2 for virtual machines.
- Support for vSphere 8 and ESXi 8: In addition to standard power operations for ESXi hosts, Fusion 13 also supports:
- Connect to ESXi 8 Hosts or vCenter Server 8
- Upload or Download VMs between ESXi and Fusion (Intel Macs only at this time)
- Create a new VM on a remote server from the local desktop