VMware Fusion 7.1.3 Release Notes

VMware Fusion 7.1.3 | 12 NOV 2015 | Build 3204469

Last updated: 12 NOV 2015

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About VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is the easiest, fastest, and most reliable way to run Windows and other x86 based operating systems on a Mac without rebooting.

For more information, see the broader VMware Fusion documentation or specifically the VMware Fusion 7.0 Documentation Center.

What's New

VMware Fusion 7.1.3 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 7 users.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for prior releases of VMware Fusion 7, click the following links:

Known Issues

The following issues might occur in this version of VMware Fusion.

  • On the Ubuntu 15.10 guest operating system, replacing open-vm-tools with the bundled VMware Tools version, might cause VMware Tools to work improperly
    On the Ubuntu 15.10 guest, when you replace open-vm-tools with the VMware Tools version bundled with VMware Fusion 7.1.3, VMware Tools does not work as expected. After you reboot the system, an Ubuntu crash report might appear and one of the services in VMware Tools might stop working.
    Workaround: Use either of the following workarounds, depending on which is most appropriate for your situation.
    • Continue to use open-vm-tools. Do not use the bundled VMware Tools.
    • If the bundled VMware Tools are installed, perform the following steps:
      1. As root, edit the /etc/vmware-tools/vmware-user.desktop file by changing this line:
        To this line:
        Exec=env VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=1 /usr/bin/vmware-user
      2. Log out of the virtual machine and log in again.
        This change can prevent the VMware Tools service (vmtoolsd) from crashing.
      3. To verify that the preceding steps are effective, issue the following command:
        'ps -aux | grep vmtools'
        The appropriate command return shows both of the following vmtoolsd services running:
        • /usr/sbin/vmtoolsd
        • /usr/lib/vmware-tools/sbin64/vmtoolsd
  • During the process of migrating a Windows 10 physical machine, VMware Fusion saves the operating system name as Windows 8 x64
    While migrating a Windows 10 physical machine, at the Choose Location step, the default operating system name of the virtual machine is Windows 8 x64. Before the migration process is complete, VMware Fusion corrects the mislabeled operating system name.
    Workaround: You can take the following action to change the operating system name during the migration process.
    At the Choose Location step, click Choose and change the operating system name of the virtual machine in the Save As field.

Resolved Issues

The following issues were resolved in this version of VMware Fusion.

  • Installing VMware Tools in a Windows XP SP2 guest causes the guest to crash
    After you install VMware Tools in a Windows XP SP2 guest operating system, the guest crashes with a fatal error message, which might include the error c000021a, due to a memory corruption.

    This issue is resolved.
  • Actions taken while interacting with a virtual machine that update the host clipboard are not immediately reflected in the guest clipboard
    This issue is resolved.
  • When you import an Open Virtualization Format (OVF) virtual machine with a Linux guest using a 2.6.x Kernel or later, the import process fails
    This issue is resolved.
  • After you install VMware Tools on specific Linux virtual machines, attempting to compile the Host-Guest File System (HGFS) module either fails or the compiled module causes a Linux kernel crash
    These issues can occur after you install VMware Tools on a virtual machine under GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 5.x with a Linux kernel 4.x (for example, Ubuntu 15.10 and Fedora 22).
    Either of the following issues might occur if you attempt to compile the HGFS module:
    • The process fails and a compilation error appears.
    • The process succeeds, but the compiled vmhgfs module causes a Linux kernel crash.

  • This issue is resolved.
  • In Unity view, pressing Command+Tab causes the guest Start Menu/Screen to appear
    In Unity view, when you use the Command+Tab keyboard shortcut to switch applications, the Start Menu/Screen appears.

    This issue is resolved.
  • When you connect a USB audio or video device to a virtual machine, the virtual machine might stop responding

    This issue is resolved.
  • On a remote virtual machine, you cannot select certain USB devices from the USB & Bluetooth Settings
    The USB & Bluetooth Settings for a remote virtual machine do not allow you to select USB devices that are not mass-storage devices. The check box for such devices, such as a smart-card device, is grayed out. The result is that you cannot connect USB devices to a remote virtual machine unless they are mass-storage devices.

    This issue is resolved.
  • Sometimes, copying and pasting text between a Mac host and a virtual machine fails to update the clipboard
    When this issue occurs, the pasted text is not the text that was most recently copied.

    This issue is resolved.
  • The VMware Fusion 8 license key does not work with VMware Fusion 7

    This issue is resolved.