VMware Fusion is an hypervisor designed for Macintosh computers. On this tutorial, we will focus on how to install VMware Fusion on macOS Big Sur. This will enable you as the user to run more than one Operating System on your computer. You can be able to run Windows, Linux and any other virtual machine. This hypervisor almost works like VirtualBox, however the ride is more smoother with VMware Fusion.
Below are the system requirements to install VMware Fusion on macOS Big Sur;
- VMware Fusion 12 to be used by most macs launched in 2012 or later, those launched in 2011 or later for VMware Fusion 11 any x86-64 capable Intel Mac for VMware Fusion 8
- A minimum of 4 GB RAM
- 750 MB free disk space
- For each virtual machine allocate 5 GB free disk space (10 GB or more recommended)
- macOS Catalina or later for VMware Fusion 12, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later for VMware Fusion 11, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later for VMware Fusion 8
- Operating System installation media for virtual machines
- Optional: nVidia GeForce 8600M, ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better graphics for Windows Aero support
Install VMware Fusion on macOS Big Sur
The following is a step by step process to help you on how to install VMware Fusion on macOS Big Sur, just follow the tutorial below and you are good to go;
Step 1. Visit VMware Page
Go to VMware site, then tap on the downloads section. Once you do this, you will be redirected to another page. This page will enable you to access all the products available. This is as shown below;
Step 2. Sign Up or Sign In
In the next window, ensure that you fill in all the required blank spaces. This because you are needed to sign up for you to access all the products that the brand offers. To do this, ensure that you tap on sign up or sign in if you have signed in previously.
Step 3. Complete Activation by inputting your Password
Once you are done with the sign up, an email to activate your account will be sent via your email address, ensure to complete it by inputting the password. This will get your account activated and you can now access the sites”s products.
Step 4. Go back and Sign In
If you are a first time person on the page, after the sign up, go back to the home page, then sign in again so as to see what is available on the VMware website. All you have to do is to put in your email address and the password and you are done.
Step 5. Download the VMware Fusion on macOS Big Sur
Tap on the download now option so as to download VMware Fusion on macOS Big Sur. You can download the free version by tapping on the side arrow as shown below;
You can also download the version that is not free by tapping on the one shown below;
Step 6. Install VMware Fusion on macOS then launch it
To install the downloaded file of VMware, you need to double tap on the downloaded file, then verification will commence, once done, a window will appear prompting you to double click on it so as to begin installation. Do this, then verification will begin, once done, on the next window tap on open, then provide the password so as to allow administrative privileges. On the next window agree to the terms and conditions of VMware Fusion 12 Pro.
Once everything is done, you will see a window wizard of VMware at your disposal. This where you can choose how you will install your virtual machines. Choose the best method then proceed.