You can install Mac OS X Server 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 in a virtual machine. VMware Fusion creates the virtual machine, opens the Mac OS X Server installation assistant, and installs VMware Tools. VMware Tools loads the drivers required to optimize a virtual machine's performance.

VMware Fusion-created Mac OS X Server virtual machines can run on any Apple-branded hardware that uses Intel processors. The Apple licensing agreement does not allow the Mac OS X operating system to be virtualized, so only virtual machines with the Mac OS X Server operating system can be created with VMware Fusion. In addition, the Apple licensing agreement does not permit running an OS X Server virtual machine on non-Apple hardware, so you cannot use a Mac OS virtual machine in another VMware product, like Workstation.

VMware Fusion does not support the following items:

drag-and-drop between host Mac and guest Mac

multiple displays for a Mac OS X Server virtual machine

To install the operating system, use the procedure for creating a virtual machine for any supported operating system. See Create a Virtual Machine for Any Supported Operating System.