New licensing prompt for Mac OS X virtual machines in VMware Fusion 4.1.0 (2009714)
The article explains changes made in VMware Fusion 4.1.0 in the creation of Mac OS X virtual machines. An additional prompt, to confirm that you meet the licensing requirements, has been added.
For information about Mac OS X virtual machines in Fusion 4.1.1, see Upgrading from VMware Fusion 4.1.0 and unsupported versions of Mac OS X (2009990).
VMware Fusion 4.1.0 changes the behavior of the new virtual machine assistant when creating a Mac OS X virtual machine. Starting with Fusion 4.1.0, you are presented with an additional prompt to confirm that the operating system is licensed to run in a virtual machine.This additional prompt reminds you that installing Mac OS X in a virtual machine is subject to the license agreement that accompanies the Mac OS X software.
VMware recommends consulting the license agreement accompanying your Mac OS X software for the terms and conditions that apply. For more information, see the Apple license agreements at http://www.apple.com/legal/sla.
Running Mac OS X client in a virtual machine requires Lion (purchased from the Mac App Store or a USB thumb drive). You should always ensure you remain in compliance with all applicable software license agreements.
VMware Fusion 4.1.0 incorrectly omitted the server edition check for Mac OS X guests. You should not rely on this behavior when updating to a newer version of Fusion. For more information, see Upgrading from VMware Fusion 4.1.0 and unsupported versions of Mac OS X (2009990).
For more information about creating OS X virtual machines, see Creating a virtual machine running Mac OS X Server (2005793).