VMware provides a comprehensive software licensing program designed specifically for the global education community. An annual subscription fee enables qualifying academic users worldwide to gain easy access to cutting-edge virtualization technology and resources.
The VMware Academic Software Licensing Program supports the use of virtualization applications in teaching and research. The program provides both desktop and infrastructure software for personal use, whether as part of STEM classes, in research projects, or for gaining hands-on experience with VMware products. Applications are provided at no cost to end users, with participating departments being responsible for covering the program’s operational costs through an annual subscription fee based upon the total number of users.
VMware works closely with D2L to provide every participating organization with a that the ability to provide access to authorized users with the self-service capability to download software and license keys.
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Qualified members of the academic community – students, faculty and technical staff – can utilize the VMware Academic Software Licensing Program in the following areas:
Instruction – Faculty within member institutions gain access to VMware software licenses for the purpose of:
Students taking qualified courses can also install program software on their personal computers.
Research – Faculty within member institutions gain access to VMware software licenses as a part of their non-commercial research projects. Program software can be installed in research labs as well on the personal computers of faculty and students involved in research projects.
Use of VMware software for instruction and research is governed by specific program guidelines and the conditions described within the VMware End-User License Agreement. (EULA)
Participating departments gain access to a comprehensive suite of VMware products and a host of technical resources. The products provided are ideal for instructional and research use within academic institutions, and for gaining hands-on experience with core infrastructure products. Included products are:
The free licenses available to program members are 365-day evaluation licenses that require a one-time, annual download. Annual product downloads ensure that members receive the most up to date versions of products and also allows us to better maintain accurate member data. Licenses keys will be administered by D2L.
The single-use licenses provided through the Academic Software Licensing Program may be used for instruction and non-commercial research only. Please refer to the following definitions of instructional and research use:
Instructional use is defined as conducting educational classes, labs, or related programs. Research use is defined as conducting non-commercial, not-for-profit research projects within an academic department or associated research group.
Infrastructure use is defined as the use of software as a part of the affiliated organization’s infrastructure that is not intended to be used primarily for instructional or research use (as defined above) Examples of Acceptable Use:
Examples of Unacceptable Use
IMPORTANT: These guidelines are provided for your convenience only. Please refer to the VMware EULA for specific license rights.