it should be width x height, not height x width
I have a similar issue. Upgraded from 8.5 to 11.5 and ElCapitan guest only runs in 1024x768
Host is High Sierra
- Reinstalled VM Tools several times.
- Tried sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Tools/vmware-resolutionSet 1920 1080
but get the error unable to find the service
- Tried several combinations in the display settings of the VM.
On the guest it shows only 3MB of video memory, although for the VM 1GB is configured.
It seems to be an issue in 11. and 11.5
A fast solution would be appreciated, I`m running an important application in the VM.
Per the VMware Fusion 11.5.0 Release Notes:
After installing VMware Tools 11.0.0 on macOS 10.11 or macOS 10.12 virtual machine, running the kextstat | grep vm command in Terminal shows that no VMware Tools kernel extension is launched inside the virtual machine. As a result, all VMware Tools functions are not available, the virtual machine's resolution can not fit to the size of the virtual machine window and shared folders feature does not work.
Workaround: Use VMware Tools 10.3.10 instead.