UC Berkeley has signed a campus-wide agreement with VMware to provide their virtualization software to qualified members of the academic community. Students, faculty, and technical staff may download and install VMware products at no cost through the IST-sponsored VMware Academic Program subscription. This includes VMware Workstation, Fusion, vCenter, vCloud Suite, and vSphere (limited to a single license key per product, per user).

Download VMWare

UC Berkeley and VMware have partnered with Kivuto Services as our fulfillment partner. You will be redirected to their website for your downloads.  Evaluation licenses are good for 365 days.  You will need to obtain a new license every year and you may need to reinstall the product.


  • Faculty
  • Students
  • IT Staff

Note: Licenses may be used for instruction, non-commercial research, and for gaining hands-on experience with core infrastructure products only. 


Site license funded by IS&T. No direct costs for individuals. 

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