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Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

  • 1.  Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Nov 30, 2023 08:35 AM
    Edited by Vincent Herreman May 15, 2024 09:06 AM

    Dear program members,

    Following the acquisition of VMware by Broadcom, we will have to adjust our procedures to provide software access to the various products we offer academic evaluation licenses for.

    Soon D2L will update it's procedures regarding these.

    Here is a list where you can access the software for our most popular titles:

    The other titles can be found here:

    • log in to https://vmware.brightspace.com/d2l/home
    • navigate to the "software and Licenses" sub section
    • On the dropdown of "Get Software and Licenses" select "download other VMware software"
    • On that page you can directly download the titles you were looking for.

    We apologize for the inconvenience this causes.

    Best regards,

    Vincent

     

     

     



  • 2.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Posted Jan 29, 2024 09:50 AM

    Hi Vincent,

    Can you clarify what kind of changes will be made to the procedures to access VMware software or the academic software licensing?

    Thanks!

    Cyrill



  • 3.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jan 29, 2024 10:33 AM

    Hello Cyrill,

    Thank you for your question.
    While I believe we haven't reached a stable situation yet post acquisition, here are the changes we are implementing so far:


    1. While in the past we were still taking action on exceptional requests for vSphere/vCenter 6 academic evaluation license keys, since the acquisition we can no longer do this.
    2. We used a tool called ClickUp to process ad hoc academic eval license requests, both for software access and for lab install licenses. With ClickUp moving out of our toolset, we have started to alter the procedures.

    2.1. For software download, together with the academic evaluation license key we are (for now) able to offer a direct software download link where in the past the download capability was added to your my.vmware.com account. (so this is much easier)
    2.2. For lab install requests, D2L has altered the procedure so that a request form is to be completed that they will review.

    In the future we anticipate the VMware by Broadcom shift from perpetual towards subscription licenses will have an impact on how we operate our academic evaluation licenses, though I have no additional updates to share on that topic yet.

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Vincent



  • 4.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Posted Feb 12, 2024 08:33 AM

    Good morning, Vicent, I don't quite understand the changes you're mentioning. I currently have an active vmware it academy subscription, and when trying to download the licenses for vsphere 7 and vsphere 8, the portal is down. What is the current process to obtain the 1-year licenses for these products within the program? Thank you very much and regards.



  • 5.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 12, 2024 10:33 AM

    That should not be the case.

    Subscriptions can be obtained through your Brightspace portal here: 

    https://itacademy.vmware.com/catalog?pagename=Software-Licenses-Repository

    Hope this helps, though should you still run into issues, please send an email to itacademy@vmware.com with a screenshot of the error.

     

    Regards,

    Vincent



  • 6.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Posted May 13, 2024 03:48 PM

    Hello Vincent we need to run a lab this summer using several hypervisors and workstations can you post up the link to the form for requesting lab license please?

    2.2. For lab install requests, D2L has altered the procedure so that a request form is to be completed that they will review.




  • 7.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 14, 2024 05:21 AM

    Hello TechDemon78,

    Here is the article describing how it is done:

    https://community.brightspace.com/VMwareAcademicProgramshelpdesk/s/article/000017103

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Vincent




  • 8.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Posted Mar 12, 2024 12:21 PM

    Hi  
    I have access to software under the VMware IT Academy license (Workstation, vCenter, NSX, etc.). The list of available software includes "VMware vSphere Tanzu Basics".
    https://itacademy.vmware.com/catalog?pagename=IT-Academy-Courseware
    There are no license keys for Tanzu Basics on the D2L Brightspace portal. There is also no link to the software. Could I ask for help?



  • 9.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 12, 2024 04:18 PM

    Hello MaciekR,

     

    Thank you for your message.
    Tanzu Basic was removed from our program offerings a while ago, though it seems that not all pages reflected that change.
    I have the error corrected, the page should now list the correct titles.
    Thanks again for bringing this to our attention!

    Regards,

    Vincent



  • 10.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Posted Apr 17, 2024 07:13 AM

    Hi
    Thank you for your previous answer. One more question.
    I plan to extend my VMware IT Academy subscription soon. I would like to make sure that despite the acquisition by Broadcom, there will be no change in the licensing of VMware software for academic teaching and non-profit research purposes. I am particularly interested in further access to 3 licenses (for laboratories and for a non-profit computing server):
    - VMware vSphere,
    - VMware vCenter,
    - VMware Workstation.
    Will these licenses still be available to universities that extend their "VMware IT Academy" subscription?

     



  • 11.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 17, 2024 02:26 PM

    Hello MariekR,

     

    While we do anticipate continued changes to the academic program and the resources it offers in the future, today we have no clear updates to share regarding the future licensing of VMware software for academic teaching and non-profit research purposes.

    I can only share with you what we tell all institutions, that today our program is operational and that D2L is providing resource access.
    The recommendation is to ensure your D2L subscriptions are active and that you obtain the resources you require.
    As soon as we have more updates regarding the VMware Academic Program evolution I'll post them here.

     

    I know this doesn't provide you with the clarity you were hoping for, though it is all I can share at this point in time.

    Best regards,

     

    Vincent



  • 12.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Posted May 08, 2024 05:46 PM
    Edited by klaird May 08, 2024 06:00 PM

    Hi Vincent,

    I'm an academy instructor and I cannot access software for VCSA 7 or 8 on the D2L site (subscription is still active).

    When I follow the links to Broadcom I cant seem to find a path to the software, the link your provided eval 8 sends me down a few rabbit holes on Broadcom but still no software access.

    I was able after much searching to find the D2L software license request page again, but I'm curious if it will get easier to find software for academies in the future.

    Is the academy program going away?

    Thanks Kenny




  • 13.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 10, 2024 03:58 AM

    Hello Kenny,

    I've just followed the process to obtain vCenter 8 on D2L, and it worked:

    • log in to https://vmware.brightspace.com/d2l/home
    • navigate to the "software and Licenses" sub section
    • on the dropdown of "Get Software and Licenses" select "download other VMware software"
    • On that page you can directly download the titles you were looking for.

    As of now the VMware Academic Software Licenses program and VMware IT Academy program are fully operational and continue to provide academic institutions around the world access to academic resources supporting the education of their students on premium cloud solutions.

    There are currently no plans to end these programs.

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Vincent




  • 14.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Posted May 15, 2024 03:07 PM

    Hi,

    the links provided don't work at the moment (the links in those pages go to a "Down for maintenance" page). Where do I get the software/updates for our Lab? (WMWare Workstation Pro only in this case). I have followed the links from the announcement a couple of days ago and registered to the Broadcom site, and there is two possible versions to download: The commercial version we are not entitled to and the personal version, that I'm not sure we should use.

    What's the correct place to get VMWare Workstation Pro updates for our lab in our education center? Thanks!

    Best regards,

    Christian




  • 15.  RE: Academic Software Licensing - Software Access Procedures

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 17, 2024 01:23 AM

    Hello Christian,

    The "free for personal use" version may be used in your lab environments enabling the students to learn about cloud and virtualization.

    However when the software is used in critical/production environments and/or support is required on the software, a commercial license should be purchased.

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Vincent