I am running VMware Fusion 12.2.4 on a Late 2013 MacBook Pro. I recently upgraded to Big Sur 11.7 and Fusion will not start. I get “Not Responding” in Activity Monitor and have to quit the application. Fusion ran fine previous to the upgrade. I do keep up to date with MAC OS and Fusion upgrades and apply them as they become available and I am notified.
It seems I had this problem in the past but cannot find the solution! I don’t remember the time nor the various versions.
Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated!
Try a complete manual install of Fusion 12 per KB article https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1017838 This not only uninstalls the Fusion application but other support files outside of the application.
Then reinstall Fusion 12.
My apologies for not replying sooner! I found, through much searching, that the issue eventually goes away if you just let Fusion sit there trying to restart a VM. My readings said it can take from several minutes to up to 6 hours. Mine eventually came back in about 3 hours. Has been working fine since.
Seems no one knows why this happens and a post from a VMware employee says they can't reproduce the problem to do any kind of investigation!
Thanks to all that read this thread and offered any kind of suggestion.