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I've been on Yosemite on this machine since it hit released, and on Fusion 7 since it released. Now on 10.10.1 and 7.0.1 respectively.

On one machine http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i7-3.4-27-inch-aluminum-late-2012-specs.html everything was working fine, when suddenly both Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 VMs froze with an "internal VMWare issue". I elected to get the dump from one of them, then when it was done, rebooted the Mac.

Now when I try to start any VM on that machine, I get "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory." I tried the http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003484 methods in the KB article, un-install, download, install, repair disk permissions, reboot, and no difference. Anyone seen a way to deal with this?

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In my case, I found that VirtualBox was interfering with VMWare Fusion 7.1 on Yosemite.

The solution was to completely uninstall VirtualBox using this script.

  • Download VirtualBox_Uninstall.tool
  • Open the Terminal
  • Browse to the directory where you downloaded it
  • Run it with sudo sh VirtualBox_Uninstall.tool
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    This was the fix for me after updating to Sierra 2 days ago. Getting rid of VirtualBox immediately fixed my issues in VMWare Fusion 8.5. – Brad Gardner Sep 22 '16 at 13:51
  • Thanks Brad! That was the solution for Sierra. I have been struggling to figure this out but I can confirm that after using the tool VMWare pro 8.5 back and ticking again. – xebo Oct 14 '16 at 14:18
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Fixed. Spent a couple hours on phone with VMWare support (they are awesome BTW). Tried all manner of things, then I noticed a similar error in /var/log/system.log from smbfs. re-applied the 10.10.1 update, and everything works.

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