Warning to anyone using an Nvidia card that uses their web driver: Fusion 8.0 with 3D acceleration enabled causes a hard crash. Sometimes it will even freeze the whole Mac.
Hardware Version 12 crashes the VM at boot 100% of the time. Version 11 boots and runs normally but eventually crashes the VM.
Temporary workaround is to disable 3D acceleration.
I submitted a diagnostic package to VMWare Tech support so hopefully they can figure this issue out soon.
I'm curious if those with a Kepler 7xx series card compatible with the built-in OS X Nvidia drivers have the same issue or not?
(my card is a Maxwell series so I cannot test the OS X drivers.)
Just saw this answer - so it affects the native OS X Nvidia drivers too. Can anyone with an Nvidia 7xx equipped iMac or Macbook Pro report if you have the same issue? It could just affect aftermarket cards.
Just adding to the list. I have an GTX 960 and am experiencing the issue. However, different from the original poster, I experienced the issue even after disabling 3D acceleration. This was on a Windows 10 guest.
For testing purposes, I replaced the GTX 960 with my old GTX 660 and am using the native OS X driver instead of the NVIDIA web driver. No issues after 8 hours of work. This is using Windows 7 with 3D acceleration enabled.
It appears that the 7xx GPUs are impacted as well. I get a hard freeze as soon as the guest OS tools kick in and OS X Yosemite gets a hard hang. Does anyone have an example of what they are seeing in the OS X logs? It looks like some bad calls are being made.
Sorry, I don't accept that as an answer. We should do better.
Can you email me the SR number?
mroy at vmware dot com.