VMware Workstation 15.5 and Fusion 11.5 Released

VMware Has released Workstation 15.5 and Fusion 11.5.

Workstation 15.5

What’s new:

  • Support for new guest operating systems:
    • Windows 10 19H2
    • Debian 10.0/10.1
    • Debian 9.11
    • Oracle Linux 8.0
    • SLE 15 SP1
    • FreeBSD 12.0
    • PhotonOS 3.0
  • Jumbo frame support: Virtual networks can now be configured with MTU size of up to 9000 bytes.
  • Preserve Network Configuration: Network settings are now preserved after upgrades. You can also import and export your network configurations.
  • Multiple display shortcut key: You can now quickly adjust the VM display layout with a new keyboard shortcut.
  • PVSCI device support: PVSCSI adapter is now officially supported by Workstation, which enhances the compatibility for VMs migration between Workstation and vSphere.
  • Open VM Tools is the default VMware Tools for applicable Linux virtual machine

See the full release notes here: Release notes

Fusion 11.5

What’s new:

  • Support for the following operating systems as guest:
    • Windows 10 19H2
    • macOS 10.15
    • Debian 10.0/10.1
    • Debian 9.11
    • Oracle Linux 8.0
    • SLE 15 SP1
    • FreeBSD 12.0
    • PhotonOS 3.0
  • Dark Mode: Fusion changes to a dark theme when Dark mode is enabled on your Mac. When Dark Mode Synchronization is enabled, the Light mode/Dark mode settings on the host system is synchronized automatically to the guest operating system.
  • Sidecar support: You can use iPad as a second display for your virtual machine. For more information about macOS Sidecar, see Apple.
  • Jumbo frame support: Virtual networks can now be configured with MTU size of up to 9194 bytes (Fusion Pro only).
  • PVSCI device support: PVSCSI adapter is now officially supported by Fusion, which enhances the compatibility for virtual machine migration between Fusion and vSphere.
  • Open VM Tools is the default VMware Tools for applicable Linux virtual machine: For more information, see Fusion 11.5 product documentation.
  • Performance improvements, bug fixes and security updates.

See the full release notes here: Release notes

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