The same issue is occurring for me with Mac OS Sierra.
(kernel) Kext com.vmware.kext.vmx86 start failed (result 0x5).
(kernel) Kext com.vmware.kext.vmx86 failed to load (0xdc008017).
(kernel) Failed to load kext com.vmware.kext.vmx86 (error 0xdc008017).
Failed to load ../kexts/vmmon.kext - (libkern/kext) kext (kmod) start/stop routine failed.
Not found a fix so far.
Have you tried rebooting the host?
Restarting the host OS, or reinstalling VMWare did not fix the issue for me.
I have tried:
- reinstalling Fusion 8.1.1 (including removing previous installation 8.1.1 as well)
- restarting Host MAc
- powering down stored state of the virtual machine
same problem repeats.
It is important to note that VMWAre claims on ints Fusion product page:
Compost Operating Systems
Tech Specs / Host Systems
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
- Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- macOS 10.12 Sierra
Which is not correct - most likely they put it on due to coming 8.5.
I don't suppose this will be of much comfort to you, but I can comment, in passing, that VMware Fusion Pro 8.1.1 is running fine in macOS Sierra Golden Master on my Mac Pro 5,1. No such message as "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory" has ever appeared. I wish I could offer further information.
Same issue here - just upgraded from BETA to GM and I get the error starting the very same VM I was running before the upgrade:
default 15:58:16.987474 +0100 kernel Kext com.vmware.kext.vmx86 start failed (result 0x5). default 15:58:16.987483 +0100 kernel Kext com.vmware.kext.vmx86 failed to load (0xdc008017). default 15:58:16.987487 +0100 kernel Failed to load kext com.vmware.kext.vmx86 (error 0xdc008017). default 15:58:16.993189 +0100 kextd
Failed to load /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/kexts/vmmon.kext - (libkern/kext) kext (kmod) start/stop routine failed
Interestingly I was getting the same errors from Shimo VPN client with the Beta regarding its kexts.
Figure there is something about the kexts that Sierra GM is not liking.
Upgrade to Fusion 8.5 it just has been released and macOS Sierra is on the list as supported.
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We've not seen that error here with 8.1 or 8.5, so please let us know if the issue persists in 8.5. We just released a few minutes ago, so you should be able to just 'check for updates' within the app.
I had this problem. Now it is working in macOS Sierra 10.12.
- Download 8.5 from vmware website.
- Delete 8.1.1 or previous versions with app cleaner.
- Restart your mac and reinstall Vmware fusion 8.5.
It should work after all these steps
Thanks. That fixed the issue.
I moved from Fusion to VirtualBox and worked fine.
Upgrading to 8.5 did not worked, I needed to clean install and restart machine. Then original problem is finally fixed.
Hovever, new problem begins - drag and drop hangs host machine...
I will consider VirtualBox as future VM solution on my machine.
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Most of the issues I had with VMWare (like "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory."), were caused by conflicts between VMWare and VirtualBox. When I uninstalled VirtualBox everything started working again.
So I managed to get Fusion 8.5 Pro working on GM with a reinstall....
I then downloaded and installed the GM2 release and the problem came back.
By a strange coincidence Shimo who's kexts were not working with GM now works with GM2
2016-09-17T15:56:58.118Z| VMware Fusion| I125: SOCKET creating new socket, connecting to /var/run/vmware/usbarbitrator-socket
2016-09-17T15:56:58.118Z| VMware Fusion| I125: SOCKET connect failed, error 2: No such file or directory
2016-09-17T15:58:18.116Z| VMware Fusion| I125: SOCKET creating new socket, connecting to /var/run/vmware/usbarbitrator-socket
2016-09-17T15:58:18.118Z| VMware Fusion| I125: SOCKET connect failed, error 2: No such file or directory
2016-09-17T16:00:26.147Z| VMware Fusion| I125: SOCKET creating new socket, connecting to /var/run/vmware/usbarbitrator-socket
2016-09-17T16:00:26.147Z| VMware Fusion| I125: SOCKET connect failed, error 2: No such file or directory
I get No such file or directly error.