You install Fusion in the same way you install other macOS applications.

Installation of Fusion does not modify existing virtual machines.


  • Verify that you have the administrator password for your Mac.
  • Download the Fusion installer file to your Mac. You can obtain the Fusion installer file from the VMware website.
  • Verify that you have the appropriate license key. For example, if you are using VMware Fusion Pro, you must provide a Fusion Pro license key to activate the Fusion Pro features.


  1. Double-click the Fusion .dmg file to open it.
    The contents of the disk image appear in the Fusion Finder window.
  2. In the Finder window, drag the VMware Fusion icon to the Applications folder icon.
  3. When prompted, type your administrator user name and password.
    Fusion is installed in the Applications folder on your Mac.