This issue is officially solved with Apple’s macOS 10.14.6 supplemental update.
Thanks to all of you.
A thumb down to Apple’s software team...
After I upgraded my 2 MBP to 10.14.6, all of the Windows VMs became extremely slow and stuck at the login screen...
The VMs are set to use TPM, I don't know if it's relevant.
Anyone came across the same situation?
Now I cannot continue my work...really frustrating...
I’m updating this for convenient reference.
Status: This issue has not been solved yet.
Many users encountered this issue which leads to completely unusable of VMs.
And we got some replies from Fusion developers, you could help developers identify issues by replying your hardware models/is disk encrypted or have the VM encrypted etc.
We have some reports that some users found out that if set the memory of VM to 2G could help.
If you don’t need to use much memory and can work with it, you might try set the memory to 2G, or maybe less than 4G is also okay?
Still we are waiting for an official solution.
Thanks to ksc
I updated to Fusion 11.1.1, confirmed that I can login to the system, and desktop shows normally.
As ksc says, it is a workaround which I'm not quite sure if I can trust it to do my work in it....
At least, I'm able to get my works out and change to other options now.
I'll mark this issue as resolved for now, but keep the [Workaround Released] tag in the subject.
Looks like it would take quite some time for a real fix, I'll keep an eye on this.
And it looks like we might have just gotten a fix:
"- Fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files"
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My VM is not completely stuck, it's as if it freezes at random intervals every ~30 seconds and stays frozen for 5-10 seconds. In between those freezes, it seems to work normally. Seeing similar behavior as other users after upgrading to 10.14.6 yesterday. Issue seems to occur whether using full screen mode or windowed. VMWare Fusion is 11.1.0, latest available. Mac Activity Monitor doesn't show high/abnormal CPU usage when the guest is idle.
vmware fusion host settings:
6144 MB memory, 4 cores for guest
VT-x/EPT not enabled
code profiling not enabled
IOMMU not enabled
3d graphics enabled
vm hwardware version 16
bridged networking: autodetect (using wired gigabit ethernet via CalDigit 3 thunderbolt dock)
256gb virtual disk, 72gb used
windows 10 pro ver 1903 build 18362.239
macbook pro 15-inch 2018
2.2 GHz Core i7
Hybrid graphics (Radeon PRo 555X 4GB)
Seems this isn't specific to Windows guests.
Ever since installing the latest macOS update last night I've begun experiencing terrible sluggishness when running anything fairly CPU-intensive with my Ubuntu 19.04 guests, even if it's merely upgrading software packages or launching a browser.
Running htop in the background on the guest while the problem is occurring indicates there's not a corresponding maxing out of memory or any swap file usage, and the virtual CPU spiking appears to coincide with heavy disk IO activity.
MacBook Pro Touch Bar (2017)
VMware Fusion 11.1.0 (13668589)
Ubuntu 19.04, fully updated, using Ubuntu's distribution of open-vm-tools
VMware Hardware Version 16
2 virtual cores
6144 MB virtual memory
Accelerated 3D Graphics, 768 MB Shared Memory, full resolution for Retina display
20 GB virtual disk, split into multiple files, not pre-allocated
2 Shared folders with host
Isolation: no drag-and-drop, no clipboard
Thank you for staying alert and notifying about the issue.
While we watch this closely and find more about the issue, a list of hardware on which the issue is notice, should also help verify the trend.
I see a MBP 2017, 2018 do we have others?
My VMWare Fusion also slow on MBP mid 2012 i7 16GB RAM and SSD. CPU is sky high and the Disk also pick to 100%. The Fusion version is 10 (latest build) Windows 10 1903 (4 vm core cpu and 4096Mb RAM) unusable but Windows 7 works as expected also linux without GUI works as expected.
Okay, my Ubuntu guest is working fine after I changed three things in its VMware settings, but I'm not sure exactly which one was responsible for working around the problem because I didn't boot the guest again until I had done all three:
This is of course not a solution, since the real cause of the problem still exists, and although I don't care about split disks or logging settings I do need encryption.
Hi, iMac 2017 also fails. 16GB RAM, 8GB for the VM. Also with VMWare encrypted drive as I need to use TPM.
I want to move from Parallels to VMWare Fusion. With this issue it's stuck booting Windows.
With Latest Mojave update Vmware Fusion is not function well. Big damage for me as i can't work at all.
my Win10 become unused. Macbook Pro Late 2013 16Gb ram SSD 1TB Nvidia Mojave Version 10.14.6 , Vmware Fusion Latest Professional Version 11.1.0 (13668589),
vm Windows 10 Build 1903.
Please we need fix ASAP.
After upgrade to 10.14.6 my VMware fusion 11.1.0 version with Windows 10 is extremely slow with less memory. It's come be very difficult to work.
Please a fix as soon at possible.
The situation got better for me after I removed the virtual TPM and disabled the VMWare Encryption. I still have the feeling that it doesn't run as well as before the update, but I can continue work.