VMware Academic Program
The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is a comprehensive program designed specifically for the academic community. A nominal annual subscription fee of $250 enables qualifying academic users at VMAP member organizations worldwide to gain easy access to cutting-edge virtualization technology and resources.
The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is a comprehensive program designed specifically for the academic community. The program enables qualifying academic institutions worldwide to gain easy access to cutting-edge virtualization technology and resources for a nominal annual subscription fee of $250.
For further details, please visit the program overview page.
You can apply for the program by simply completing the online registration form
Note: It is highly recommended that you read the eligibility requirements for the VMware Academic Program (VMAP) on program details page .
Please allow 5 to 7 days to receive a reply to your application. If this time has elapsed and you have still not heard back from us, please send a message to email@example.com.
You do not need to join the VMAP program to evaluate VMware products. Full versions of VMware products are available for download and may be evaluated for periods varying from 30- to 60-days.
ELMS allows you to securely distribute software to your eligible users and manage your lab installations while ensuring license compliance and policy enforcement.
All e-mails sent through the e-academy License Management System (ELMS) are generated automatically through the system and sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure this e-mail address has been “white-listed” in your e-mail system and/or client.
All products available through the Academic Program are listed under the Program Details section of the VMAP website.
As the Program Administrator, you are responsible for administering your site and supporting your end users. These tasks could include, but are not limited to:
- Setting up authentication
- Uploading your users
- Setting up Integrated User Verification
- Providing additional software downloads
- Providing installation support
- Run reports (if desired)
- Site branding (if desired)
You may add or transfer the role of Program Administrator by sending a request to: email@example.com.
Yes, as long as the individual is still a member in good standing with the institution.
We frequently host the most up to date versions of the VMAP software. This may mean that there will be a new file to download by the time you wish to renew your software.
Students may download their 1-year evaluation licenses directly from the ELMS (e-academy License Management System) Fusion WebStore. Please refer to the question below about how to add users to your WebStore.
VMAP products are limited to one copy per product; however, discounted licenses may be obtained at our Academic Store.
Certain exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Program Administrator.
Volume licenses for lab environments are provided at no additional cost to Program Members.
If you have a question about the use of your ELMS WebStore and have not found the answer in the FAQs provided, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCMS will not work with the free VI3 licenses, because we currently deliver one license per product per department. Each ESX server included with VI3 will have the same license number as the rest, and VCMS will not be able to distinguish between them.
The program is currently limited to the departmental level. Interested departments may apply via the online form.
No. Member Institutions and affiliated organizations can gain access to VMware software licenses at a discounted price for use within their institutional IT and administrative infrastructure. Use of VMware software for instruction and research is governed by specific program guidelines and the conditions described within the VMware Academic Program EULA (End-User License Agreement). The VMware Commercial EULA governs the use of software for infrastructure purposes.
We highly recommend you take advantage of the hands free user management approach by using the IUV authentication method (Integrated User verification) using your school’s LDAP server. If it is not possible to hook up with your school’s active directory (LDAP), then you may import users by using email addresses.
You may refer to the information in the Administration Guide for further information on administering your site.
For troubleshooting your WebStore please contact your e-academy representative or send a detailed email to:
The evaluation licenses do not come with software support from VMware; however, there is a rich knowledgebase and online community available for you.
You are always welcome to contact your e-academy account representative for any support regarding your WebStore at email@example.com.
We review the product offering on a regular basis and make changes as needed. Just recently we added VMware Fusion to the list of products given its growing use within academic institutions.
In addition to our discounted and VMAP license benefits, we offer our Source Access program to select researchers in academia. Once a research proposal has been approved, the program provides access to our ESX and Workstation source code as well as the support of an R&D technical liaison.
To request further information about this offering, please submit your request.
For Free Educational SlideRocket Software for Students & Educators –see: SlideRocket.