Easily manage and distribute VMAP software

The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) accelerates instruction and research in the area of virtualized infrastructure by providing students and faculty in the higher-education community with the virtualization technologies most widely used in commercial production environments.

In partnership with Kivuto, VMAP is offered to institutions and departments as an annual subscription-based program which allows end users to access VMware virtualization applications at no cost. Over 1 million active users and over 5000 participating schools have taken part of the VMAP program.

As part of the subscription, you are given access to our cloud-based Electronic License Management System (ELMS) which provides a self-serve webstore for your community to easily access and download their software.


By teaming up with Kivuto you will save time and money in infrastructure maintenance and software distribution costs through a custom webstore that streamlines all program administration processes. See how delivering the VMware Academic Program through Kivuto can offer more for you and your organization:

Access to world class tools

  • Free and secure access to unlimited downloads of VMware’s most popular products for your students/faculty with fully functional 365-day licenses
  • The ability to install VMAP software in a lab environment
  • eLearning and training programs that provide users with helpful product overviews and step-by-step demonstrations
  • Discount codes for Certification Exam and Study Material

A simple license management system

  • The ability to verify users with your school’s existing authentication system (e.g. LDAP / Active Directory / Shibboleth) via Integrated User Verification
  • Automated enforcement of program policies and license compliance as set by the publisher
  • Manage multiple subscriptions for multiple departments through one webstore, ensuring there is a central place for all your licensing programs
  • Comprehensive, on-demand reporting
  • The ability to brand your webstore to your department or institution.

VMAP eligibility

  • Accredited higher-education institutions offering two or four year degree-granting programs
  • Accredited technical schools offering degrees through distance education programs
  • Qualifying academic departments within the field of science, technology, engineering, or math

Products included

  • VMware Fusion
  • VMware Workstation
  • VMware vSphere Enterprise
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • VMware vCloud Director
  • VMware vCloud Suite Standard
  • VMware Player
  • VMware eLearning and Sales Professional Training
For more information on VMAP:

Visit https://labs.vmware.com/academic/academic-software.

For Registration and WebStore Request:

Visit our VMAP Subscription Store to subscribe using your credit card and Purchase Order.

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  • The VMAP program has had over 1 million active users and over 5000 participating schools.
  • With minimal effort, your organization will have a store with built-in compliance, distribution and reporting capabilities.