After upgrading to VMware Workstation 14 (with unlocker 2.1.0), I was able to upgrade my macOS 10.12 VM to 10.13 without any issue. (It failed before with Workstation 12, getting hung up with a boot failure after the upgrade.) I also upgraded the VM "hardware level" to Workstation 14 before the macOS upgrade, not sure if that actually matters.
Same issue here. I am wondering if Workstation 14 is needed. (High Sierra is not officially supported on VMware Fusion until version 10, which corresponds with Workstation 14.) It may have to do with the switch to APFS, and the VMware EFI firmware cannot read that type of drive? Totally guessing here.
I haven't tried Workstation 14, I'm waiting until the unlocker is properly released. (I actually did try it with the current code on Github and the VMware Authorization Service would not start after the patch was applied, apparently that is a known issue.)
I tried installing the new guest tools from Fusion 10 (on VMware Player 12). Afterwards, my guest macOS VM was stuck in high-DPI mode so everything was really huge. Has anyone else tried the new VMware Tools yet?