VMware provides computer virtualisation software available for Microsoft Windows. UQ’s licence agreement with VMware is through the Council of Australasian Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT).

The agreement includes:

  • vRealize Suite Advanced
  • VMware NSX Advanced
  • vCenter Server Standard
  • vSphere Enterprise Plus
  • Site Discovery Manager.

VMWare Infrastructure 3, Enterprise Edition is also available, including:

  • ESX Server, VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)
  • Virtual SMP
  • VirtualCenter Agent
  • VMotion
  • DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)
  • High Availability
  • Consolidated Backup
  • vCenter Server 2 Standard (including vCenter Converter 3.0 Enterprise).

Accessing VMware

VMware is available free-of-charge on UQ computers and UQ affiliate-owned computers for UQ staff and third party contractors of:

  • UQ
  • Translational Research Institute (TRI)
  • Colleges' Information Technology Group (CITG)
  • Uniquest Ptd Ltd
  • The University of Queensland Union College
  • Emmanuel College
  • St Leo’s College
  • Cromwell College
  • Duchesne College
  • Grace College
  • International House
  • King's College
  • St John’s College
  • The Women’s College
  • University of Queensland Union.

The licence is is a three year agreement that is renewed and paid for on 1 April every year. Products included in the agreement may change at each renewal.

VMware Fusion for macOS and VMware Workstation for x64 versions of Windows and Linux are not included in the centrally funded licence, but you can purchase them through the ITS Software Catalogue in UniFi.

Ask your organisational unit’s desktop support team to submit an IT request to request a VMware licence and installation. The email should include:

  • what products you want installed
  • how many licences you need
  • the total number of physical computers.

Home use

You can’t use VMware on personal devices using UQ’s licences.

Conditions of use

VMware products can be used at UQ for internal business purposes only.

The details of the agreement with CAUDIT and VMware are commercial-in-confidence and cannot be discussed with anyone who is not a UQ employee or third party contractors.

Download and read the VMware Terms and Conditions (staff login required) (PDF, 2.1 MB).

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