You can install or upgrade VMware Tools on a macOS virtual machine using an installer assistant.

If you use VMware Fusion or ESXi on a computer with an Apple label, you can create Mac OS X Server (10.5 or later) virtual machines and install VMware Tools.


  • Power on the virtual machine.
  • Verify that the guest operating system is running.


  1. Select the menu command to mount and open the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.
    VMware Product Menu Command
    vSphere Client Right-click the virtual machine and select Guest OS > Install VMware Tools... or Guest OS > Upgrade VMware Tools... and select Interactive Tools Installation or Interactive Tools Upgrade
    Fusion Virtual Machine > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools
  2. Open Install VMware Tools on the VMware Tools virtual disc, follow the prompts in the installer assistant, and click OK.


The virtual machine restarts to have VMware Tools take effect.