The Virtual Machine Library window shows the virtual machines you created or powered on in Fusion.

Procedure

  1. To access the Virtual Machine Library window, select Window > Virtual Machine Library .
  2. To perform an action with an existing virtual machine or to create a virtual machine, follow the appropriate instruction.

    Option

    Action

    Start a virtual machine

    Click the play button on the thumbnail image of the virtual machine.

    Suspend a virtual machine

    Select the thumbnail image of the virtual machine and click the suspend button in the toolbar.

    Add notes about a virtual machine

    Select the virtual machine and click Virtual Machine > Get Info. Type notes in the Notes text box of the General settings for the virtual machine.

    Obtain specific information about the virtual machine (Fusion Pro only)

    The following information is available in the Virtual Machine Library window.

    • Virtual machine processor and memory information.

      To access the Processors & Memory settings window, click the information icon.

    • Network information appears when the virtual machine is connected to a network and powered on with VMware Tools installed.

      To obtain more detailed network information, click the information icon.

    • Hard disk, snapshot, and reclaimable information.

      Reclaimable information is listed for Windows virtual machines only.

      Click the Refresh disk space icon to update the hard disk, snapshot, and reclaimable information and to prompt the Clean Up Recommended message to appear, if applicable.

    Clean up a non-encrypted virtual machine (Fusion Pro only)

    The Clean Up Recommended message appears for a non-encrypted virtual machine when the virtual machine is powered off and when a significant amount of virtual machine space is available to be freed.

    To initiate the cleanup, click the message. The General settings dialog box appears, which includes cleanup options you can select.

    Rename a virtual machine

    1. Control-click the virtual machine.

    2. Select Rename.

    3. Type a new name and press Enter.

    Determine the location of a virtual machine's files

    1. Control-click the virtual machine.

    2. Select Show in Finder.

    Change the settings for a virtual machine

    To open the Settings window for that virtual machine, select Virtual Machine > Settings. Some settings can be changed only if the virtual machine is powered off.

    Add virtual machines to the Virtual Machine Library window

    You can add one or more virtual machines at a time to the Virtual Machine Library window

    Manual

    Drag the virtual machine package icons or the virtual machines' .vmx files to the window.

    Automated

    1. Select File > Scan for Virtual Machines.

    2. Click +.

    3. Select a folder.

    4. Click Open.

    5. Click Scan.

    Remove a virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window

    1. Shut down or power off the virtual machine.

    2. Control-click the virtual machine.

    3. Select Delete.

    Removing a virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window is not the same as deleting the virtual machine from your hard disk.

    Create a new virtual machine, import a virtual machine, or migrate a physical computer

    Use the File menu to create a new virtual machine, import a virtual machine, or migrate a PC.