Verify that you have the minimum system requirements for installing and using Fusion.

  • The following processors are supported.

    • Processors on all Macs launched in 2011 or later except for the Intel® Xeon® W3565 processor when used on the 2012 Mac Pro Quad Core

    • Processors on 2010 Mac Pro Six Core, Eight Core, and Twelve Core

  • The following Metal host graphics rendering engine requirements apply.

    • Hardware Requirements

      • MacBook, Early 2015 or later

      • MacBook Air, Mid 2012 or later

      • MacBook Pro, Mid 2012 or later

      • Mac Mini, Late 2012 or later

      • iMac, Late 2012 or later

      • Mac Pro, Late 2013 or later

        See for information about Mac support of Metal.

    • Software Requirements

      • macOS 10.12.5 or later

  • OS X 10.11 or later for the host OS.

  • Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for virtual machines. Windows operating systems are available separately from Microsoft and other retailers.


    Fusion does not provide any operating systems for installation on virtual machines that you create with Fusion. You must provide the operating system installation media.

  • 4 GB of memory, 8 GB recommended.

  • 750 MB of free disk space for Fusion, and at least 5 GB of free disk space for each virtual machine.


    You must have enough memory to run macOS, plus the memory required for each guest operating system and for applications on the Mac and in the virtual machines.