Fusion Pro App

VMware Desktop Hypervisor Pro
Annual Subscription

$120.00 / year

Run Windows, Linux and other virtual machines with VMware Workstation Pro for Windows and Linux or VMware Fusion for Mac, the industry standard desktop hypervisors.

$120.00 / year

NEW - Annual subscription

Key Features

Easily Run Windows on the Mac

The all-new “Get Windows” feature makes installing Windows 11 for Arm easier than ever on Macs with Apple silicon. Choose your language and edition, and Fusion will download it to get you running in minutes.

3D Hardware Accelerated Graphics

Witness exceptional graphics performance with full DirectX 11 support in Windows. Play modern games, run CAD apps and more while enjoying a vivid and fluid Windows or Linux desktop experience.

Powerful Management Controls

Effortlessly manage and configure local or remote virtual machines with advanced features like snapshotting, cloning, and network customization, for streamlined testing and development.

Maximum Security and Isolation

Virtual machines make impressively secure sandboxes for safely testing untrusted code or apps: it is nearly impossible for malware to escape to the Mac, and VM Snapshots make perfect roll-back points.

Replicate Environments for Dev and Test

Using CLI tools like vagrant or docker, or manually working with VM templates, Fusion makes it easy to rapidly deploy and validate software on multiple operating systems from your Mac.

One VMware Platform

Connect Fusion to your vSphere or VMware Cloud environment to create, manage and control remote VMs. With VMware platform compatibility, VMs can be easily migrated from Fusion to ESXi when needed.

System Requirements

General System Requirements

  • Intel and Apple Silicon Mac models that support macOS 12 Monterey or later operating systems

Operating System Compatibility

  • macOS: Version 12 ‘Monterey’ or later
  • Supports macOS 14 Sonoma

Other Requirements

  • Installing an OS requires an installation media (.iso) file
  • macOS: Latest updates and patches installed
  • On Macs with Apple silicon, Fusion includes a built-in ISO downloader for Windows 11 on Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

Desktop Hypervisor is a line of products consisting of VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion which let users run virtual machines, containers, and Kubernetes clusters on a Windows, Linux or Mac computer.

VMware Workstation Pro is available for 64-bit Intel and AMD (x86 / x86-64) PCs with Windows and Linux operating systems, while VMware Fusion Pro is available for Intel and Apple silicon Macs.

VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro products work by using special functions in modern 64-bit x86-64 CPUs and Apple silicon SoCs to create fully isolated, secure virtual machines that encapsulate an operating system and its applications. Each virtual machine “thinks” and operates as if they are housed in a physical computer with dedicated physical resources. The VMware virtualization layer maps available physical hardware resources to a virtual machine's 'virtual' resources, so each virtual machine has isolated and configurable access to its own CPU, memory, disks, and I/O devices.

No, Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro do not provide a separate evaluation mode. Users wishing to evaluate before purchasing a commercial use license may do so with the built-in personal use license, provided the products are not used for commercial purposes without first purchasing a license. (i.e. users may personally evaluate the product to determine if they wish to use it in a commercial setting, whereby they would then require a commercial use license for that setting).

No. From April 30th and onward, the perpetual and SnS license models were discontinued for Desktop Hypervisor products.

Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro commercial subscriptions include production support from the authorized Broadcom reseller who sold the licenses. Resellers follow the standard Broadcom support model and have an escalation path to VMware product engineering teams. Users with Personal Use licenses can obtain community support from our forums. Per-Incident support is no longer available.

No, Customers with active support contracts will be able to continue to use the Desktop Hypervisor products without any changes. When a customer's existing SnS expires, a new Subscription license is required to continue use.

Upon expiry of a subscription license, the product will default back to the Personal Use mode. While VMs will continue to boot, the product will be unauthorized for use in a commercial setting until the license key has been replaced with a new, valid subscription license key.

Our Cancellation and Refund policy can be reviewed here. You can cancel your subscription at any time by logging into you account here, selecting your order, and clicking / tapping the "Cancel Subscription" button.

Pricing and Licensing

Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro apps are licensed via a single product key and SKU which is sold as an annual subscription. The “Desktop Hypervisor Pro” license key is compatible between Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro. Each installation of a Desktop Hypervisor product must be licensed for commercial use when being used in a commercial setting as defined in the Product Guide. Installations without a commercial license applied are considered Personal Use, and is so indicated with additional text in the user interface noting that the product is licensed for personal use only.

Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro were previously sold with perpetual licenses and an optional Support and Subscription add-on which provides access to major-version updates for the duration of the subscription term. These terms will continue to be honored, and the existing products will continue to be supported for the duration of their lifecycle, which can be found here. The perpetual licenses will not expire. When new Major versions of Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro are released, a new license key will be required, otherwise the products will operate in Personal Use mode.

Workstation Player and Fusion Player are End of Sales

As of April 30th, 2024 Workstation Player and Fusion Player are considered EOS (End of Sale) and are unavailable for purchase going forward. Customers with active contracts will continue to be supported for the duration of their contract. This means products will receive regular updates, and support tickets can be filed.

Users can now enjoy the full-featured versions of Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro without requiring a purchased license key. Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro installers, now by default, provide a free personal-use license built-in. While Workstation Player and Fusion Player are no longer being sold, they will continue to function and receive product updates until the next major versions are released.


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