Carnegie Mellon University


Carnegie Mellon provides two ways to access VMware Software:

The VMware Academic Software Licensing Program provides free downloads of many popular VMware products for use by students, faculty, and staff taking science, technology, engineering, and math courses. Students and faculty may also use the software for non-commercial research. (For university administrative or infrastructure purposes, and for general staff licensing, see the Enterprise License Agreement.)

The store contains several popular VMware products. To see a full list of available titles, visit Academic Software License Repository.

Eligibility & Cost 

Each VMware Academic Software Licensing Program product may be ordered once every 12 months. Once licensing has expired, use the request form to extend access.

Request Access 

Complete the form below to request access to this service.

*Additional Comments
Include course number or non-commercial research details.

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

Virtual Co-Location

IT administrators looking for a cost-effective virtual server solution that leverages existing VMWare infrastructure should consider our Campus Cloud Service.