Luminatio
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VM became extremely slow after upgraded to macOS 10.14.6 [Officially Solved]

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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...

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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...

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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.

Re: VM became extremely slow after upgraded to macOS 10.14.6

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.

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Thanks to ksc

Re: VM became extremely slow after upgraded to macOS 10.14.6

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.

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athurdent
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Same problem here after the latest OSX update. VMware Fusion Version 11.1.0 (13668589)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)

2,6 GHz Intel Core i7

32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4,

Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

external HP monitor, HDMI connected via inateck usb-c hub

VM: Windows 10 1903, 4 CPU, 6GB, 80GB HDD

No TPM or encryption used, disk split into multiple files.

Sometimes Windows becomes completely unresponsive. Switching between the OSX desktop and the fullscreen VM also looks broken most of the time, the transition is not smooth anymore and the picture gets distorted.

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tonyfortpedroco
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It is not just encrypted VMs, because mine is not encrypted. No TPM. I am seeing intermittent freezes rather than the overall slowness that other users are reporting.

UPDATE: I deleted all the snapshots from my virtual disk and did not see this behavior anymore. Smooth sailing for a couple of hours, then the intermittent freezes came back.

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Zongmin
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi all,

Thank you for reporting this performance issue with macOS 10.14.6. We are doing investigation and trying to root cause it.  For folks having the same issue, could you help to clarify following information:

1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

Thanks,

VMware Fusion Team

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DaveP
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I'm having this problem.

1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

A. No

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

A. Yes but same problem on external SDD which is not encrypted.

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

A. MacBook Pro 15" 2018 MacBookPro15,1

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mcapon
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1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

Yes.

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

Yes, APFS encrypted.

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

MacBook Pro (15 inch, Late 2016)

Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory 16 GB 2133

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mcapon
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I should also add this is running under VMware Fusion 10.1.6 (after having downgraded from 11 due to the horrible performance I was getting).

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F_Ps
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Same problem

1. VM Encrypted: yes

2. MacOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted: yes

3. Hardware Information: MBP mid 2015 (Intel i7, 16 GB Ram, Graphic Iris Pro 1536 MB)

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ChristosPas
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My Config are:

Macbook Pro (Retina ,15-inch Late 2013)

16 GB Ram

Display Iris Pro 1536 & Nvidia Geforce GT 750M

Flash Storage 1TB

MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.6

Basic Install No encryption (FileVault OFF)

Vmware Fusion Professional Version 11.1.0 Build (13668589)

Virtual Machine: Windows 10 64bit Build 1903

2 Processor Cores

Ram 8192

Enable Hypervisor

Enable Code Profiling

Enable IOMMU

No TPM device

Non Encrypted

Made also various changes on CPU advanced option disabled hypervisors etc. made all options but the problem still exists.

My vm is not working. Lot of freezes and after 3 mins when boots stop responding.

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aykay123
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1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

Yes.

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

Yes. APFS (Encrypted)

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018)

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DavidOlivet
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Same issue here: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)

Updgraded to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on 7/23/19.

Windows 10 VM now hangs every 30 seconds or so for 5-10 seconds. It does not hang if I'm remotely connected to a server. Only when doing tasks on the local Windows 10 computer.

Very difficult to work with.

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athurdent
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1. No

2. Yes

3. MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)

2,6 GHz Intel Core i7

32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4,

Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Many thanks for looking into this!

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Lanthric
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Contributor

1. is the impacted VM encrypted? - Yes - Company Mandated

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted? - No

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018. - MBP 2017

Does vmware not hear about upcoming MacOS updates and can't test, or do you hear and don't test?  Seems like there are enough issues that happen after a new MacOS update that the testing processes aren't the most robust.

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KenSka
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1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

No

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

No

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

MBP 2016 (Core i7 2,7 GHz, 16 GB RAM, macOS 10.14.6)

VMWare Fusion 11.1.0.

Running a virtual Windows Server 2016 (2 cores, 8 GB RAM, SCSI split into multiple files, not pre-allocated) with all the latest Windows Updates.

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Sven1802
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Enthusiast

Hi,

1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

Yes, due to usage of TPM.

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

No, APFS is being used.

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

iMac 2017 27", 16 GB RAM, Apple SSD, 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7

VMware Fusion 11.1.0, Running Windows 10 64bit Pro, (4 cores, 8 GB RAM, NVMe split into multiple files, not pre-allocated) with all the latest Windows Updates.)

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jcnika
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1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

Yes. (After disabling encryption the performance problems disappeared)

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

No.

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

MBP Touch Bar 2017, macOS 10.14.6, 4 Core 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3, Radeon Pro 555 2 GB, Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB

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chamberl66
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Contributor

Hi,

1.  Yes

2.  Yes

3.  MB Air 2017 (8GB)

Thanks,

Dave

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bolaz
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Contributor

1. is the impacted VM encrypted?

Yes, Windows 10 64-bit.

Windows 10 32-bit not encrypted works fine.

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted?

Yes

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports),  3,3 GHz Intel Core i7,  16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3

When the fix will be released? I can't work 😞

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mcapon
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Can we get a formal response from VMware on a fix and estimated timing?  At this moment I am unable to work as well.  My Windows 10 VM will boot, but becomes basically unresponsive after that. 

sfella1005
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1. is the impacted VM encrypted? Yes

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted? Yes

3. your hardware information, for example, MBP 2017, 2018.

     MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)

Hardware Overview:

  Model Name: MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3

  Processor Name: Intel Core i7

  Processor Speed: 2.9 GHz

  Number of Processors: 1

  Total Number of Cores: 4

  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

  L3 Cache: 8 MB

  Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled

  Memory: 16 GB

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Ajay0
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Same problem.


1. is the impacted VM encrypted? Yes

2. is macOS 10.14.6 disk encrypted? Yes

3. your hardware information: MBP Early 2015 (MacBookPro12,1), 2.7 GHz I5, 8GB.

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