3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2020 8:26 PM by rdpiccard

    "Upgrading" to VMware Fusion 11.5.6 BREAKS virtual machines that worked with 11.5.5

    rdpiccard Novice

      Something very like this appears from prior discussions to have been a problem for multiple people under circumstances that I could not identify.

       

      I am using macOS 10.14.6 on a late 2015 27-inch iMac Retina 5K  - -  also known as iMac17,1.

       

      I have four virtual machines:  Windows 8.1, Windows 10, macOS 10.13, and macOS 10.14.

       

      All were working with Fusion 11.5.5, all are identically broken now that I have "upgraded" to 11.5.6.

       

      When I try to start the virtual machine the following error dialogs are displayed:

       

      1.  Could not open /dev/vmmon:  Broken pipe. (In a free-standing box on the same external monitor as the virtual machine library window.)

       

      2.  Failed to initialize monitor device.  (In a drop-down box from the title-bar of the virtual machine's window on the iMac itself.)

       

      3.  Transport (VMDB) error -14: Pipe connection has been broken.  (In a drop-down box from the title-bar of the virtual machine's window on the iMac itself.)

       

      The TeamIdentifier hack discussed in the other thread did not make a difference.

       

      Re-installing from a freshly downloaded copy of the installer .dmg did not make a difference.  It did NOT require me to re-enter the license key, so obviously it did not start by removing everything.  It gave me no choices about what to install or where.