You can encrypt your virtual machine with a password to control access to the virtual machine and its contents.


  • Suspend or shut down the virtual machine.


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Other in the Settings window, click Encryption.
  4. Select Enable Encryption and set the encryption password.
    The password must be six characters or longer.
    Important: Make a record of the encryption password. If you forget the encryption password, Fusion does not provide a way to retrieve it.
  5. (Optional) To store the encryption password in the Keychain password management system on your Mac, select Remember Password.
  6. Click OK.


The virtual machine is encrypted. Users must provide the encryption password to open the virtual machine.