VMWare Academic and Research Program: General Information



License Information

OIT purchases a subscription to the VMWare Academic and Research Program.

Under this program, VMware grants to Duke faculty, staff, and students a nonexclusive, term license to use the Software to use an unlimited number of copies of the software solely for the educational, instructional and non-commercial research purposes of Duke.  Lab installers can also be downloaded and used under the program.  Software obtained through this program may not be used for Duke IT or administrative processing and computing purposes.

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.  Faculty and staff are eligible for renewals.  Students will not be able to renew, however, they may obtain discounted licenses by visiting VMWare’s Academic store.

Discounted licenses for usage not covered in this agreement (administrative, IT, etc.) are available through the VMWare Academic Store or the Duke Technology Center.

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Support Information

The OIT Service Desk provides limited support for VMWare Fusion

  • Reasonable effort made to resolve issues swiftly
  • General functional knowledge of software
No other products distributed through this program are supported by the OIT Service Desk.  VMWare and e-academy provide no support for products distributed through this agreement, although they do provide an FAQ page for their website which is available in the help tab on the webstore.

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List of Available Products

Visit http://dukeoit.onthehub.com to see what products are available to you.

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