Installing VMware Tools is part of the process of creating a new virtual machine, and upgrading VMware Tools is part of the process of keeping your virtual machine up to current standards. Although your guest operating systems can run without VMware Tools, many VMware features are not available until you install VMware Tools. When you install VMware Tools, the utilities in the suite enhance the performance of the guest operating system in your virtual machine and improve the management of your virtual machines.
If you are a Mac users, so you can download the macOS High Sierra 10.13 from App store but if you are PC user then you’ve got the chance to do it from the guide here. In our previous article, we downloaded the macOS High Sierra VMware Image. In the previous article, we installed macOS with ESXi and then installed the VMware Tools using the darwin file. In this article, we share the VMware Tools software for Apple Mac OS X virtual systems. Download Darwin.iso for macOS High Sierra. How to install Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 on Vmware? Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X El Capitan. Download Darwin.ISO from the link below and place it on your desktop. Darwin.ISO DownlaodMac OS X El Capitan VM that you want to install VMware tools on it. Download Darwin.iso for macOS High Sierra.linux.iso: For Linux OS with glibc 2.5 or higher (for example, RHEL 5 or later, SLES 11 or later, Ubuntu 10.04 or later).VMware Tools for other guest operating systems, such as FreeBSD, Solaris, and Mac OS X, can be downloaded from My VMware at VMware Tools Iso Images. Download VMware Tools for macOS Big Sur (Direct Link) Go to your macOS Big Sur Virtual Machine Settings CD/DVD (SATA) Use ISO image file Browse locate & select the VMware Tools you downloaded from the link above and click Open.
For information about creating virtual machines, see the documentation for the applicable VMware product.
The installers for VMware Tools are ISO image files. The CD-ROM in your guest operating system detects the ISO image file. Each type of guest operating system, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, has an ISO image file. When you select the command to install or upgrade VMware Tools, the virtual machine’s first virtual CD-ROM disk drive temporarily connects to the VMware Tools ISO file for your guest operating system.
If you are using VMware Fusion, Workstation Player, or Workstation Pro, you can use the Windows Easy Install or Linux Easy Install feature to install VMware Tools as soon as the operating system is finished installing.
If you are using VMware Fusion, Workstation Player, or Workstation Pro, the most recent versions of the ISO files are stored on a VMware Web site. When you select the command to install or upgrade VMware Tools, the VMware product determines whether it has downloaded the most recent version of the ISO file for the specific operating system. If the latest version was not downloaded or if no VMware Tools ISO file for that operating system was ever downloaded, you are prompted to download the file.
- VMware Tools installer from windows.iso automatically detects the windows version. It does not proceed with the installation on guest operating systems earlier than Windows Vista.
- VMware Tools installer from winPreVista.iso does not proceed with the installation on Windows Vista and later.
- VMware Tools installer from linux.iso does not proceed with installation on Linux guest operating system versions earlier than RHEL5, SLES 11, Ubuntu 10.04, and other Linux distributions with glibc version earlier than 2.5.
- VMware Tools installer from darwinPre15.iso does not proceed with installation on MAC OS X guest operating systems versions 10.11 or later.
- VMware Tools installer from darwin.iso does not proceed with installation on MAC OS X guest operating systems versions earlier than 10.11.
The installation procedure varies, depending on the operating system. For information about installing or upgrading VMware Tools on your guest operating systems, see the topic about upgrading virtual machines in the Virtual Machine Administration Guide. For general instructions about installing VMware Tools, see the VMware Knowledge base article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014294.
About This File
This is the current version of VMware Tools for OS X / macOS from the VMware CDS repository for Fusion 11.5.0
VMware are no longer including the ISO images as separate 'packages' in the CDS respository as of Fusion 11.5.0, instead the ISO images are included as part of the 'core' download which is 522 MB.
It is not possible to download the com.vmware.fusion.zip.tar due to upload limits.
However, I have extracted the darwin.iso and darwinPre15.iso from the 'core' and uploaded to this thread.
If you prefer to download the 'core' tar file and extract the ISO's they are located in the following directory in the tar file:
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Mac os make library file visable. com.vmware.fusion.zip.tarcom.vmware.fusion.zippayloadVMware Fusion.appContentsLibraryisoimages
Please note: In the latest VMwareGfx.kext from Fusion 8.5.5 onwards VMware have discontinued the 2D-Acceleration code, and graphics performance is better now, thanks to Zenith432 for the update.
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To check for the latest version visit http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion/.
The various VMware Tools downloads are located under the packages folder for each version upto and including 11.1.0.
Instructions for extracting darwin.iso and darwinPre15.iso
- Download the files above
- Extract com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwin.zip.tar
- darwin.iso is located in the 'payload' folder
- Extract com.vmware.fusion.tools.darwinPre15.zip.tar
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- darwinPre15.iso is located in the 'payload' folder