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Unable to Power on the Virtual Machine after upgrading to VMware Fusion 10 (2151791)

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Symptoms

  • Trying to power on the Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion 10, you receive an error:

Translated from German: In VMware Fusion an error has occurred and the virtual machine has been down.

         

  • Observed on Non English Mac host system only.
  • Observed after upgrading to VMware Fusion 10 or VMware Fusion 10 Pro.

Resolution

VMware is aware of the issue and working on a fix.

To workaround to the issue, manually edit the virtual machine's configuration file (the .vmx file):

1. Locate the Virtual Machine's files. 2. Open the virtual machine's configuration file (.vmx) using a text editor. 3. Place the cursor at the end of the file and add the below line 

        mks.enableMTLRenderer = "0"

4. Save and Close the .vmx file.

5. Launch Fusion and Power on the virtual machine.

Impact/Risks

The solution suggested is to enable OpenGL which allow the user to power on the virtual machine

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