Vmware Academic Program Subscription

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Faculty and staff may obtain VMware products for non-production and research use for free through the IT-sponsored VMware Academic Program subscription.  This includes VMware Workstation, Fusion, vCenter, vCloud Suite, and vSphere.

The free licenses may be used for instruction and non-commercial research, including labs.  Faculty, students, and staff involved in administering systems may install the software on your computers.  Examples of acceptable use are available here:  The full user agreement is available at  Affiliates are not eligible.

To download the software, login to, and select "VMware Academic Program" from the list of apps on the MyAccess landing page.

Evaluation licenses are good for 365 days.  You will need to obtain a new license every year and you may need to reinstall the product.

If you have trouble downloading the software, please assign a Service Now incident to Patrick Phelan.