In this article, we will examine how to install VMware Tools on macOS High Sierra installed with VMware Workstation in Windows or Linux operating system.
How to Setup VMware Tools on macOS High Sierra
Once you installed your macOS operating system using VM Workstation, you need to setup the VMware Tools.
The goal of setting up VMware Tools on macOS virtual machine is to use the machine more efficiently. After installing VM Tools, you can use the machine’s VRAM value as 128MB.
After setting up VM software on the virtual machine, you get full screen support, mouse performance boost, and shared folders support between host and guest machines.
You can transfer files by drag and drop from your physical computer to the macOS virtual machine.
In our previous articles, we installed macOS with VMware. You can access these articles from the links below;
How to Build VMware Tools on Mac OS Virtual Machine in VMware
To setup virtual machine software for Apple operating system, follow the steps below.
After you have installed Apple Mac OS X with VM Workstation 14 Pro, run the VM and from the menu click VM and then Install VMware Tools.
As soon as the CD image adds to the system, the setup window will open as below. Click Install VM Tools to start the setup.
Setup will use a disk area of 7.3 MB on your computer. Click the Install button to continue.
After the setup is complete, your computer will restart. Click the Continue Installation button to continue the setup.
Type your root password and click on the Install Software button.
Click on the Open Security Preferences button when you encounter with the System Extension Blocked warning.
In the Security & Privacy window, click the Allow button to allow the setup.
Restart the VM after completing VM Tools setup on macOS system.
After restarting the VM, click VM / Fit Guest Now to automatically configure the display setting.
The virtual machine will be automatically set to full screen as shown in the following image.
How to Setup VMware Tools on Mac OS Mojave
Apple has named macOS 10.14 as Mojave. After installing macOS Mojave on a virtual machine, you need to setup VM Tools to get more performance from the virtual machine in the same way.
Click on the image below to browse our article on setting up VM Tools on Mojave.
In this article, we have discussed the VM Tools installation required for the High Sierra machine installed on VM Workstation. Thanks for following us!
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