Welcome to the VMware Horizon® Client™ for Mac documentation page. The documents on this page are designed to help you install, configure, and use Horizon Client on a Mac.
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Download VMware Fusion 12 and let your Mac run Windows, Linux or Mac OS X Server. Run the most demanding Mac and Windows applications side-by-side at maximum speeds without rebooting. Home VMTN VMware Fusion® (for Mac) Discussions. 0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2020 6:56 PM by troybowman2000. Using GDB stub for macOS 11.0 guest causes a panic with VMware Fusion 12. Troybowman2000 Oct 7. The guest OS crashes immediately, and I get the following in vmware.log.
To find the release notes, user guide, and installation and setup guide for your Horizon Client for Mac version, locate the version in the table of contents on the left and expand the heading.
The release notes describe new features, fixed issues, and known problems. If you are an end user, read the user guide to find out how to connect to and use remote desktops and published applications. If you are a system administrator, read the installation and setup guide to find out how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Horizon Client on a Mac.
To read the documentation for earlier Horizon Client for Mac versions, go to the Documentation Archive page at VMware Horizon View Clients Documentation Archive.
Last month VMware announced VMware Fusion 12. The new version includes macOS Big Sur support for host and guest. VMware also announced that the Mac version is now FREE ($149 Normal Price) for personal use! Previously the Free VMware player was only available on Windows. You can use it to test macOS, Windows 10, or Linux. If you’ve always wanted to set up a macOS VM, now is the time. It’s never been easier to build a test VM, so let’s get started!
VMware notes that the free version is available for the following situations.
Fusion Player offers a Personal Use License, available for free with a valid MyVMware account. Home users, Open Source contributors, students, and anyone else can use Fusion Player Free for Non-Commercial activity.VMware.com
If you are one of those, head over to the registration site.
Once registered you will see your license key, be sure to document this somewhere as you will need it when you install VMware Fusion Player.
If you didn’t and need to find your license key later, use this link.
This link also has a download area to get the the 600MB .dmg installer.
Open the .dmg and install Fusion Player 12. NOTE: VMware Fusion 12 requires macOS Catalina or newer. Once complete, open the application and you will be prompted to enter in the license key.
When you first start VMWare Fusion you will get a Select Install Method Screen. In the past you needed to run through a bunch of steps to create a macOS Install .ISO file. Not anymore, you can just drag and drop the full Install macOS Install.app (or Windows iso or Linux .iso) over to this window to begin!
The next screen will let you select macOS installer.app file. You will normally only see the one that you just dragged over. In my case, I have already installed 10.14, 10.15 and 11.0. Click Continue.
You will now see a final finish screen, before you start to configure the VM.
The next screen will tell you that VMware Fusion Player is creating installation media.
You will get a warning about running this VM machine with side channel mitigations enable. It says that side channel mitigations provide enhanced security but lower performance. You can change the settings when the VM is not running in the Advanced panel of the VM.
The new macOS VM is booting to the installer! Once booted, it will be just like you booted into the recovery partition. All you need to do is select Install macOS to begin.
30 Minutes or so later you will be at the Setup Assistant Screen.
Congratulations! You’ve just built your first macOS virtual Machine!
One of the best features about having a macOS virtual machine is snapshots. You can build out a fresh OS and then take a snapshot before you make any changes to the system. Did the test not work? No big deal! Instead of reinstalling the OS to test again, just revert back to a previous snapshot! It’s literally that simple. You can access snapshots from the Virtual Machine menu bar item.
Quick Way –
sudo nvram 'recovery-boot-mode=unused' && sudo reboot
To get back to macOS out just reboot!
Thanks for the tip Mike! More info here – https://mrmacintosh.com/boot-to-internet-recovery-recovery-partition-or-diagnostics-from-macos/
2. Long Way.
If you need to boot the VM to macOS Recovery mode, all you need to do is edit the .vmx file located in
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Right on the file and then select “Show Package Contents”. Inside will be your vmnamehere.vmx file. Right click on that file and edit it with your favorite text editor. Add this line at the very end of the file and click save.
macosguest.forceRecoveryModeInstall = 'TRUE'
Start up the VM an you will now be in recovey mode.
To boot back to macOS, open that same file and delete the line that you just added above and click save.
The final step is to delete the
.nvram file in that same directory.
I am having trouble booting to recovery with Big Sur Beta, I’m going to run a few more tests. This works fine on 10.14 and 10.15.
If you have any questions, leave a comment below!
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