VMware Campus Webstore-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University


Carnegie Mellon provides two different types of licensing for VMware:

  • VMware Campus Webstore provides free downloads for class-related use (for students, faculty and staff taking classes).
  • VMware Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) provides discounted software for university administrative and infrastructure use.

Note: Computing Services does not provide assistance with the installation of software on virtual machines, including operating systems.

VMware Campus Webstore (Academic Use)

Carnegie Mellon is a participant in the VMware Academic Program (VMAP).

The VMWare Campus Webstore provides free downloads of many popular VMware products for academic use by students, staff and faculty within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. (For university administrative or infrastructure purposes, see the Enterprise License Agreement below.)

The store contains several popular VMware products, as well as eLearning videos and discounts on VMware certification exam and study materials. 

Products available include VMware Fusion, which allows you to run Windows applications on your Mac without rebooting, and VMware Workstation, which allows you to run multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

Each VMware Campus Webstore product may be ordered once every 12 months. The product license is valid for 12 months beginning on the first day of the month the product was ordered.

To see a full list of available titles and to download VMAP-licensed VMware products, visit the VMWare Campus Webstore.

Note: A valid Andrew userID and password are required to access the VMware Campus Webstore.

VMware Enterprise License Agreement (Administrative or Infrastrcture Use)

VMware products such as vSphere, vCenter, and vCenter Operations Manager are available at a significant discount to faculty and staff through the ELA. VMware products purchased under the ELA are exclusively for administrative and infrastructure use by faculty and staff on university-owned computers.

For more information or to purchase discounted VMware products through the ELA, please email software@andrew.cmu.edu.

Virtual Co-Location

IT administrators looking for a cost-effective virtual server solution that leverages existing VMWare infrastructure should consider our Virtual Co-Location service.

Access the VMWare Campus Webstore for academic use.

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Need Help?

For questions, or to purchase discounted VMware products for administrative and infrastructure use, email software@andrew.cmu.edu.