VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion
Written by Sagar RabidasDecember 13, 2021
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Sagar Rabidas

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In this blog, we will discuss VMware Fusion.

Introduction to VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is originally developed for the MAC operating system or the Macintosh computers. The VMware Fusion is nothing but hypervisor software and was originally developed by VMware. Generally, the VMware Fusion is allowed to create a virtual machine based on the Intel-based MAC. Here, the host operating system is the MAC operating system and we can run the different guest operating systems like NetWare, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, Linux, MAC OS, etc.

How does VMware Fusion Work?

The VMware fusion works on the intel base mac running gadget. With the help of paravirtualization and hardware virtualization, we are capable of creating digital machines on the pinnacle of the mac running system. Once the real or the prevailing hardware can be virtualized. We will create our own favorite operating structures like Linux, home windows, etc. We will define the digital system with digital resources, virtual disk, digital ram, digital CPU, digital community, and many others.

Below is the list of the system requirements for the VMware Fusion:

  • We need any MAC operating system with an Intel-based processor. The min requirement of the Intel processor is 1.5 GHz. We can also consider the faster processor.
  • We need min 512MB of RAM or 1GB. It is the recommended value. It is very less requirement. We need more RAM to run the virtual machine on top of the MAC Operating system.
  • We need free disk space of min 275MB for the VMware Fusion. We need at least 1GB of free disk space for each virtual machine.
  • If we need to work with the VMware Fusion, we need to list the 10.4.9 version of the MAC operating system. If we will get it higher than that it will also work.

Advantages and Disadvantages of VMware Fusion

Advantages:

  • It will use fewer resources i.e. the OSX flies. Due to the paravirtualization technique, it will bring the OSX to a crawl in the seconds (at the time).
  • It will utilize the resources of 2% CPU inside the VM. In the parallel Pause process or the function, it will utilize the 9 to 10%.
  • It can hibernate a VM, whereas in parallels every time you want to quit the program you need to shut down Windows completely. (Talking about Boot camp VMs)
  • It is having a faster CPU process, less memory utilization, and a better I/O option.
  • It will not corrupt Windows operating system virtual machine.
  • In the cocoa app, it will be able to keep less memory utilization in the Windows Server.
  • The starts and stops process is much faster as compared to the parallels.
  • It will provide better USB 2 support. It will also provide good support to the different devices like the WM phones and stuff.
  • We are getting very good support from the VMware engineers. Even though, we are having a good community platform to get help on any issues.
  • The stability of the product is good. It will not crash down. If we are considering the parallel crashes then it will be at least one of the days.

Disadvantages:

  • It will need a much strong hardware platform. But in the small infrastructure, it is working a bit slow like the Core – 2Duo Macbook Pro, 2GB RAM, 10.4.9 version, 2 CPUs.
  • If we are working with the 2D graphics then it will utilize 40% to 50% of Parallels. It will depend on the action.
  • If we are working in the full-screen mode then the command + H option will not work. Once it will hide, it will not come back again on the screen window. Unless until, we can’t click on the MAC tray or unless until we can right-click on the dock icon.
  • It is having some network-related issues. Majorly it is giving some issues with the ADSL type of the network connection.
  • It is giving some issues while we are connecting with the working environment or the will connect with the specific Domain. Generally, it will not open at the initial stage after retries 2 to 3 times then it will connect.
  • The drag and drop option is not working while we are working with the guest and host. In some cases, it will print the error messages also.
  • It will not use the separate hardware profile for the virtual machines. Hence it will lead the Device Manager in a “Multiprocessor ACPI PC”.

Features of VMware Fusion

Given below are the features mentioned:

  1. Screen sharing
  2. File transfer
  3. Smart card authentication
  4. Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
  5. Remote session over the internet
  6. Remote control from mobile
  7. Multi-platform remote control
  8. Session record
  9. Annotations
  10. Monitoring and alerts
  11. Multiple platforms remote control

Conclusion

We have seen the uncut idea of VMware fusion with extraordinary capabilities and options. The VMware fusion is designed to create the guest virtual device on top of the Mac working system. But at the same time as doing this, we make certain that it's far based on the intel processer. We will install a couple of or different operating systems and run them parallelly.

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