VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update Released

VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update Released

VMware Fusion 6.0.2 Update Released[6]VMware have just released a maintenance update (6.0.2) for their Mac based Fusion product.  Although a minor update it does address a number of bug fixes to the recently released Fusion 6.x virtualization product.  If you are running Fusion 6.x then the next time you start it up you should receive a notification window that the 6.0.2 update is available and that your installation can be updated.  One item of note is that Fusion 6.0.2 now provides “Easy Install” support for the final GA versions of Windows 8.1 and W2K12 R2.

The following is a summary of the resolved issues addressed in this free upgrade (from the existing Fusion 6.x product):


Resolved an issue that causes virtual machines to fail to power on due to insufficient memory.
Easy Install support for final versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Improved performance when opening VMware Fusion.
Resolved an issue that caused the HGFS kernel module to fail to build on certain versions of Linux.
Improved support for OS X Mavericks:
Finder tags.
Improved drag-and-drop to OS X guests.
Improved menu-bar handling.
Improving handling of multiple displays in Unity mode.
Improved support for Recovery Partition with a OS X Mavericks guest.
Fixed an issue with boot device selection with a OS X guest.
Improved handling of virtual machine window restoration after a restart.
Improved the “Migrate a PC” feature to be more compatible with Mavericks file sharing.
Improved detection of Parallels Desktop 8 when importing virtual machines.
Improved message when no boot device is found.
Prevent disk layout changes on an encrypted virtual machine.
Fixed an issue that prevented auto-start virtual machine from powering on.
FileVault can be activated in a Mac OS guest installed on a SATA virtual disk.
Resolved the issue where a virtual machine ceases to function (hang) while powering off, particularly if the guest OS was in the middle of a BSOD or kernel panic.
Resolved an issue building the shared folders kernel module on Ubuntu 13.10.

For more details on this Fusion 6.0.2 upgrade visit the VMware site here.

Simon is a UK based Virtualization, Cloud & IT Technology Evangelist working as a Senior Technology Consultant and vSpecialist for EMC. He loves working in the ever changing IT industry & spends most of his time working with Virtualization, Cloud & other Enterprise IT based technologies, in particular VMware, EMC and HP products. As well as on this site, you can find him on Twitter and Google+

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