VMware Fusion 4 Changes

After installing VMware Fusion 4.0.1 some of my custom settings were lost, again. The new version has completely changed where it stores its configurations. So, here are some updates.

The former directory, once used for dhcp, nat and other configurations:

/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion

Seems to be only a container for license keys.

The new location is:

/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion

But, this location no longer contains the scripts (boot.sh) to restart any networking changes you have made. The scripts are now stored within the main VMWare Fusion application directory (OS X Appellation bundle ‘VMware Fusion.app’). If you installed VMware Fusion in the normal ‘/Applications’ directory, the file path to the scripts is:

/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library

It also seems that the ‘boot.sh’ script necessary to restart any services (NAT for example) that have changed is no longer there. The script I used is called ‘services.sh’. To restart the services you must issue two commands:

sudo "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/services.sh" --stop
sudo "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/services.sh" --start

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One Response to VMware Fusion 4 Changes

  1. Christos Ventouris says:

    Thanks for that post. I’ve been looking how to change the vmnet8 IP address. AGAIN …

    I wonder when VMWare will decide to make this configurable through the GUI.

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