Cab you see which specific process is consuming all the CPU?
('VMware Fusion', vmware-vmx, 'VMware Application Menu'...?)
No CPU is being used at all - none.
All that is happening is that the CPU core speed gets set to max despite their being no load.
The section in the middle is with the Fusion GUI open.
I have very closely looked at the CPU usage when in this state. The various VMware processes are all each under 1%. The only notable thing is that whenever the Fusion GUI is open, coreaudiod sits there at a steady 4% CPU usage, and drops back down to sub 1% when Fusion is closed. The total CPU usage delta between Fusion open and closed is 6% - which in no way should account for the CPU clock instantly scaling from sub 1GHz to 3.5GHz.
It's very odd.
Hi Steve, Did you ever find a solution to this? I am running into exactly the same problem.
In Activity Monitor, check the process "vmrest". Does the PID of this process keep changing?
If so, open Preferences window in Fusion, select "Never" in the combobox under "Applications menu: Show in menu bar:". It will disable Applications Menu.
That worked. No issues any longer.