Fusion has a built-in software updater that checks for updates to Fusion and VMware Tools and downloads and installs the updates.

Before you begin

Verify that the Automatically check for updates check box is selected in VMware Fusion > Preferences.

Although Fusion can shut down your running virtual machines as part of this procedure, VMware recommends that you manually shut down or suspend your virtual machines before you begin.

About this task

When the Automatically check for updates check box is selected in VMware Fusion > Preferences, Fusion checks for updates each time it starts. If Fusion detects a new version, it displays the Software Update window. The Software Update window has the following options.

Skip This Version

Select this option if you do not want to upgrade to the version described. Fusion ignores this version in any later Autoupdate checks. If you change your mind later, you can select VMware Fusion > Check for Updates to have Fusion display the Software Update window again.

Remind Me Later

Fusion closes the Software Update window. The next time Fusion starts, the Software Update window appears.

Download and Install

Fusion downloads the update files to your Mac and installs the updates.

Procedure

  1. In the Software Update window, click Download and Install.

    Fusion downloads the update files to your Mac.

  2. At the Ready to install update prompt, shut down any running virtual machines and click Install and Restart.

    Fusion downloads the update files to your Mac, displays a progress bar during the installation, and restarts when the installation is complete.