3 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2020 5:43 PM by brado77

    Undocumented change in system requirements in a point release

    UserOfVirtualMachines Novice

      VMware Fusion 11.5.3 supported macOS 10.13. VMware Fusion 11.5.5 changed the requirement to 10.14 -- in a point release! That was NOT documented in the release notes. And the installer did NOT check for it. Result? Broken system: I can't run VMware Fusion now. That's a pretty big screwup, folks.

        • 1. Re: Undocumented change in system requirements in a point release
          kinless Novice

          Same, luckily I was able to roll back to 11.5.3 using Time Machine but what kind of shoddy planning is that? No self-respecting software company unsupports an OS halfway through a release cycle. If a necessary change to the app warranted cutting off High Sierra then it needs to wait until v12. And if the OS is not supported then it should not install.

           

          That's enough to make me consider switching to Parallels (and I've been on Fusion since v1.0).

          • 2. Re: Undocumented change in system requirements in a point release
            brado77 Novice

            I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.5 -- just upgraded to VMware Fusion 11.5.5 -- completely broke every VM. Fusion is totally unusable now. I made zero changes, just installed the upgrade and booted, immediately after login, VM either hangs or takes no input from keyboard, mouse, or touchpad (hard to tell). While I can still use the Fusion menu in the macOS host, the guest OS cannot be interacted with at all.

             

            From the other posts starting to emerge in this forum, it appears that something significant was changed in this upgrade, and perhaps a little bit over-ambitious attempt at progress might have broken Fusion in more than one use-case.

             

            Let's hope a quick fix is forthcoming. I may try to downgrade if possible.

            • 3. Re: Undocumented change in system requirements in a point release
              brado77 Novice

              Unfortunately, a complete uninstall of 11.5.5 and new installation to 11.5.3 didn't help. I'm now completely without VMware Fusion. Help....thx.