VMware Fusion 6 Professional review

Posted on 15/01/2014 by | Comments Off on VMware Fusion 6 Professional review

VMware Fusion 6 is the silkiest-running and least obtrusive app in the market for running Windows or Linux apps under OS X. VMware Fusion app makes it easy to run Windows apps on the Mac OS X desktop. VMware Fusion 6 Professional includes all of the aspects of Fusion 6 along with advanced functionalities designed to enhance the way professionals carry enterprise applications to Mac and PC users. Fusion 6 Professional also provide support for new OS X Mavericks capabilities. Fusion is determined on the task of customizing and managing virtual machines within your organization’s IT infrastructure. For organizations with a mixed computing environment with both Macs and PCs, Fusion 6 Professional takes deploying corporate desktops to an innovative level with enhanced restrictions and virtual machine expirations, giving IT admins the right tools to deal with BYOPC trends while safeguarding corporate compliance.

 

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Installing an OS

Installing VMware Fusion 6 Professional is quick and easy. VMware Fusion 6 Professional starts up with a wizard that lets you install a “guest” OS to run inside your “host” OS X system. If you choose an OS that VMware supports—any recent variety of Linux, Windows, OS X and more—then VMware will install it and launch it automatically.

Hardware Support

VMware has upped the resources available in Fusion 6 considerably from Fusion 5: the number of virtual CPUs has doubled to 16, and each VM can have 8TB’s of disk (up from two in v5.0) and 64GB of RAM (up from eight gigabytes in v5.0).

The product also upholds USB 2 and 3, and gives users a choice of attaching devices to the virtual machines or the host system.

Main Features

Enhanced Restricted Virtual Machines – Fusion 6 Professional enhances restricted virtual machines by accumulating more customizable restrictions that provide IT administrators with even greater control over deployments of corporate desktops.

Expiring Virtual Machines – With the ability to expire virtual machines at a specific date and time, VMware Fusion 6 Professional allows deployment of corporate virtual machines to contractors and it also allows software developers to easily deliver demos of their software as a time-limited virtual appliance.

Single Virtual Machine Mode – It simply stop users from creating new virtual machines or accessing specific application features, to decrease support calls and to rise productivity.

Linked Clones – A key feature of Fusion 6 Professional is the ability to ‘clone’ a virtual machine, creating identical copies of a particular configuration, which can be used as the standard virtual ‘desktop’ throughout the organisation.

BYOPC with VMware Player 6 Plus – VMware Fusion 6 Professional is licensed to its customers to use VMware Player 6 Plus to smoothly run restricted virtual machines created by VMware Fusion 6 Professional on Windows and Linux PCs.

Price

VMware Fusion 6 Professional is available for download and purchase from vmware.com for $129.99. VMware Fusion 6 Professional is also available via VMware channel partners. VMware Fusion 4 and 5 customers can upgrade to VMware Fusion 6 Professional for $69.99 at the VMware online store. Head to our VMware coupon section and you may get some discounts on VMware Professional 6.

Overall

VMware Fusion 6 Professional is optimized for the Macs and ready for OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1 to deliver the ultimate Windows on Mac experience.

VMware Fusion 6 Professional delivers improved IT controls, unsurpassed platform support, more powerful virtual machines, and enhanced usability.

Required Specifications

  • OS: Mac with OS X v10.7 or later
  • Processor: Intel dual/quad-core processor
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Memory: 5GB disk space per virtual machine
  • Other: Installation media for guest operating system.