Priority Access to Senior-Level Engineers with Healthcare Industry Knowledge


VMware Healthcare Critical Support is offered as a supplement to the VMware Production Support and Subscription Service. Healthcare Critical Support is designed for customers who need access to senior-level support staff to keep their virtual infrastructures up and running 24x7. You will receive a designated support team, familiar with your industry and environment, who will work with you to:

  • Provide support request and critical situation management
  • Facilitate recurring team meetings to review support requests, status updates, and upcoming projects
  • Coordinate root cause analysis efforts for your critical support requests
  • Assist in coordinating VMware resources for multi-vendor troubleshooting efforts


  • Priority Access to senior-level technical support engineers provides expert assistance and speeds issue resolution
  • Aggressive target response times help minimize downtime
  • A designated support team who has knowledge of your industry, environment, and is aware of your support history
  • Help avoid future issues with preventative recommendations
  • Additional business-hours weekend coverage is available for Severity 2 issues
Feature Healthcare Critical Support

Hours of Operation


Length of Service

One-year and multi-year engagements are available

Product Updates & Upgrades

Included with required Production Support and Subscription Service

Products Supported

Support by Product Matrix

Method of Access

Telephone, Web

Response Method

Telephone, Web, Email

Designated Support Team


Remote Support


Onsite Support Services

3 service days per contract year

Access to VMware Discussion Forums and Knowledge Base


Maximum Number of Technical Contacts per Contract

10 individual contacts in the Americas support geography

Number of Support Requests


Root Cause Analysis

Severity 1 incidents, upon request

Support Review Meetings

Every other week

Proactive Support Services


Target Response Times
• Critical (Severity 1)
• Major (Severity 2)
• Minor (Severity 3)
• Cosmetic (Severity 4)


• 30 minutes or less; 24x7
• 2 business hours; 12x7
• 4 business hours; 12x5 (M–F)
• 8 business hours; 12x5 (M–F)



Additional Information

The HCS contract is limited to one business unit and Entitlement Account per customer.  HCS is currently only available in the Americas support geography.

Purchase information can be found by dialing one of the VMware toll-free numbers and choosing the Sales option. Additional information about VMware support policies and offerings can be found in the Technical Support Welcome Guide.


Terms and Conditions: This datasheet is for informational purposes only.  VMWARE MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS DATASHEET. HCS Services engagements are governed by the VMware SnS Terms and Conditions.