Overall Satisfaction with VMware Fusion
VMware Fusion is the preferred workstation virtualization application for Mac users. It allows users to virtualize a multitude of operating systems on their workstation. We have used Fusion to virtualize firewalls, test systems for development and running OS specific applications that are unavailable on Macs.
- Managing workstation-specific virtualization for Mac.
- Host/Guest resource management.
- Feature and patch releases are added several times a year to make sure Fusion maintains its leadership role
- With OSX - 10.14.1 and the latest version of Fusion - 11.0.2 the user interface has taken a step back IMHO.
- I would like to see price decrease.
- Better remote host connection capabilities - remote server connections are available but connections are spotty.
- Positive - OS virtualization for the Mac workstation
- Positive - better OS resource management than other platforms - keeping users more productive
VMware Fusion Feature Ratings
Using VMware Fusion
12 - Cybersecurity engineers, developers, etc. VMware Fusion allows users to virtualize any environment on their Apple workstations. This includes firewalls, application servers, etc. It gives our users the flexibility to test and assess applications, operating systems, and other systems before deployment. Users also use the unity mode to run Windows applications seamlessly on OSX where these applications may not be available.
VMWare fusion is a application that runs on OSX and doesn't require in house support. There are times where users assist others in configuration of virtual systems, but other than that the application is stable and is used by employees that understand what it is and how it works.
- Security assessment of operating systems and appliances.
- Security engineering of system configurations.
- Secure development and testing of software.
- Users can leverage VMware Fusion to connect remotely to virtual systems hosted in ESXi clusters.
- This application doesn't contain much where it can be used innovatively.
- VMware fusion is a straightforward application used to virtualize systems on OSX and doesn't really have many other ways to use the application.
- A Mac could be set up to use VMware Fusion as a central virtual server but with the availability of ESXi this is not cost effective unless a fully segmented architecture is desired.
Evaluating VMware Fusion and Competitors
- Product Features
- Product Usability
- Product Reputation
- Prior Experience with the Product
Fusion is hands down the best virtualization application for Apple workstations. Other platforms come close but don't offer the features and flexibility of Fusion.
VMware Fusion Implementation
Change management was minimal - Install of this application requires no change management. It is a simple install process like any other desktop applications.
VMware Fusion Support
Security patches and constant updates keep Fusion a leader. I have had to contact support 1 or 2 times and my issues were identified and resolved quickly.
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Quick Initial Response
Using VMware Fusion
As I have said 3-4 times in this review, VMware fusion is the best application for system vitalization on Apple Workstations. I have tried all the others and you get what you pay for in the cases of free applications. Even when tested against paid options, Fusion is the best for me and my team.
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
- Install of Operating systems to create virtual machines.
- Deployment of virtual system/appliance templates (OVA, etc.).
- With the exception of 1 OS - VMWare tools are easy to install, manipulate, and leverage for full system unity.
- Some systems require manipulation of the virtual config files to make changes or optimize the system - this is not difficult for me but may be for others.