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, double-click the click to install Fusion icon.
  3. When prompted, type your administrator user name and password.
    Fusion is installed in the Applications folder on your Mac.