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    VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support

    BreenTronics Lurker

      When will VMware release the support to add 10.13 High Sierra as a VM? Currently when creating the VM to add 10.13 for High Sierra, it re-writes the disk to the Apple File System and breaks it.

        • 1. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
          Mikero Master
          VMware Employees

          Apologies, but we can't comment on our release schedule. It's definitely one of our highest priorities at this point, and we're very confident we'll be able to get things working as users would expect.

          • 2. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
            dlhotka Virtuoso

            Well that didn't take long :-)

             

            Thanks for chiming in quickly Mike, and we understand.

             

            Folks need to remember that you don't get early access to the code - you get it the same day we do.  I expect it may take some weeks this time - this one has all the usual plumbing breaks, and whole new file system to deal with.

             

            The pending demise of 32-bit app support has a longer term implication, and I suspect you'll be picking up a lot of new customers when that happens.

            • 3. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
              Mikero Master
              VMware Employees

              Exactly. We get some inside knowledge, but folks that don't work with Apple might not fully understand how close they keep things to their chest.

               

              I could talk about this topic for hours. Maybe one day I'll write a book about it

              • 4. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                BreenTronics Lurker

                Cool, thanks! I know that you wouldn't have early access. Just wanted a general idea! Looking forward to hearing a release date!

                • 5. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                  Hermu Lurker

                  Just for kicks I un-checked the migrate HFS to APFS button and the upgrade went through in VMWare Fusion 8.5.7

                  • 6. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                    dlhotka Virtuoso

                    Actually that's good news - any strangeness after the upgrade? 

                    • 7. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                      Hermu Lurker

                      No particular strangeness yet - snapshots seem to work just fine. I was able to back out of the broken installation by restoring the snapshot prior to installation. File system conversion + VMWare 8.5.7 don't play nice together - yet.

                       

                      Safari works just fine with VMWare default settings though download speeds seem slow compared to Sierra - might just be the hotel internet connection.

                      • 8. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                        dlhotka Virtuoso

                        Cool!  That means that VMWare *only* needs to worry about an entirely new file system and bootup structure.  Carbon Copy Cloner is in the same boat - having to reverse engineer things that Apple doesn't document well.  The latter is going to be critically important for me - no way am I updating to a new file system without a really good backup strategy in hand.

                        • 9. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                          Mikero Master
                          VMware Employees

                          We're really excited about the new filesystem. I upgraded my host machine and Fusion continues to run as expected. As a guest not so much... we are lacking some UEFI support for APFS currently.

                          But I had no issues upgrading an existing VM (and not converting to APFS obviously), and I also even managed to install a brand new one using the Install macOS High Sierra.app.

                           

                          I wrote about how to install frash last year, and the fix is the same (replacing the .tool from the app bundle with the one from github) but a user has since sent a pull request  (that I've not yet merged with 'main') over here, and it works in my testing:

                           

                          Installing the new macOS 10.12 Sierra ‘Developer Preview’ on VMware Fusion 8 – mikeroySoft.com

                          https://github.com/VMwareFusion/sierra-vm-installer-fix/pull/9

                          • 10. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                            dlhotka Virtuoso

                            Even better, thanks for the update Mike.  Sounds like they've kept the changes to just the filesystem, at least so far. 

                             

                            Awesome that it works on the host, that's a bit of a surprise given all the graphics changes they talked about.

                            • 11. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                              dariusd Virtuoso
                              User ModeratorsVMware Employees

                              Fusion 8.5.8 has been released, and includes experimental support for APFS volumes.  We haven't had the opportunity to put the APFS support through much real-world use, so your feedback would be very welcome.

                               

                              VMware Fusion 8.5.8 Release Notes

                              Download VMware Fusion 8

                               

                              Please give it a try and let us know how it goes!

                               

                              Cheers,

                              --

                              Darius

                              • 12. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                                ReneLarsen Novice

                                I still having problems open the new VMware Fusion 8.5.8 running on macOS 10.13 High Sierra (DP beta 2), and with converted filesystem to APFS.

                                 

                                The error report I get when trying to launch Fusion is this one:

                                 

                                Process:           VMware Fusion [1442]
                                Path:              /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/MacOS/VMware Fusion
                                Identifier:        VMware Fusion
                                Version:           8.5.8 (5824040)
                                Code Type:         X86-64 (Native)
                                Parent Process:    VMware Fusion [1339]
                                Responsible:       VMware Fusion [1442]
                                User ID:           501

                                 

                                Date/Time:         2017-06-23 17:58:28.077 +0200
                                OS Version:        Mac OS X 10.13 (17A291j)
                                Report Version:    12
                                Anonymous UUID:    AE23AA3D-558A-C286-2535-8006E634F09C

                                 

                                 

                                Time Awake Since Boot: 150 seconds

                                 

                                System Integrity Protection: enabled

                                 

                                Crashed Thread:    0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

                                 

                                Exception Type:    EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
                                Exception Codes:   0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
                                Exception Note:    EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

                                 

                                Application Specific Information:

                                *** multi-threaded process forked ***

                                crashed on child side of fork pre-exec

                                 

                                Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

                                0   libsystem_kernel.dylib   0x00007fffe51df06e __pthread_kill + 10

                                 

                                [SNIP]

                                REMOVED DETAILS BY wila, see attachment ErrorReport.txt for the rest, PLEASE use the attach button in the bottom right corner next time instead of copy & paste.

                                The thread is very difficult to read if pasting the raw content of error reports and logs.

                                [END ... SNIP]

                                 

                                 

                                Model: MacBookPro13,3, BootROM MBP133.0226.B24, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 2,9 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 2.38f7

                                Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530, Intel HD Graphics 530, Built-In

                                Graphics: Radeon Pro 455, AMD Radeon Pro 455, PCIe, 2 GB

                                Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, LPDDR3, 2133 MHz, 0x802C, 0x4D5435324C31473332443450472D30393320

                                Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, LPDDR3, 2133 MHz, 0x802C, 0x4D5435324C31473332443450472D30393320

                                AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x15A), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.28.0.1a2)

                                Bluetooth: Version 6.0.0d47, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

                                Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0

                                USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus

                                USB Device: iBridge

                                USB Device: USB Receiver

                                Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 22.1

                                Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 22.1

                                 

                                 

                                • 13. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                                  dafrank Lurker

                                  exact same error here.

                                  • 14. Re: VMware Fusion for Mac 10.13 High Sierra Support
                                    billearl Enthusiast

                                    I just installed macOS 10.13 for the first time on my iMac (27", late-2013). Now, every time I try to launch VMware Fusion 8.5.8 in macOS 10.13, beta 2, update 1 (HFS+), it begins to launch, then crashes. Is this a known problem? I've read of VMware Fusion users successfully running this version in MacOS 10.13 with AFPS, so didn't expect any issue with HFS+.

                                     

                                    I'm running it from an external drive via Thunderbolt 2, if that matters. I can provide the error log if it might help.

                                     

                                    Any similar experience, ideas or solutions? Thanks.

                                     

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