To use the vmrun utility on a Mac OS X, OS X, or macOS host, you must configure the vmrun utility on the host machine.

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The vmrun utility is included with Fusion.

Reviewers: djohn Thu Oct 19 13:53:25 PDT 2017

The following sentence was in the old vmrun guide:

"For use with remote product platforms, you can obtain vmrun by installing the VIX standalone libraries, available free of charge on the VMware download site."

Does any of the info in that sentence still apply to vmrun?


  1. In a terminal window, use the following command to add the Fusion directory to your system path.
    export PATH="$PATH:/Applications/VMware\
  2. Entervmrun to list the command-line options.