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VMware Download Program for COE

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Most of What You Need to Know

VMware software is available to College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff. VMware is virtualization software that allows one physical computer to run multiple virtual computers.

College students, faculty, and staff will get email with the header:
"[External] VMware software account created."

Do not delete this email. This is not a spoof/spam message. 
Instead, open the message to find the link to use to complete your account registration.

The email will look like this:

VMware eMail message


Click on the "Click here to complete your registration"
The link with be directed to something like "http://e5.onthehub.com/d......"

If you experience problems clicking the link above, please try copying and pasting the entire link into a browser.

Once you have completed the registration process you can begin downloading VMware products.

If you have any questions, please see the Help section of the website.

Thank you. The University of Iowa - College of Engineering

The College of Engineering provides VMware Workstation and Player tools as well as on-line tutorials to its faculty and students through an agreement with VMware. The VMware software agreement includes the most current virtualization software and support services.

VMware software is restricted for educational and non-profit research use only, and cannot be used for infrastructure or commercial development. Within that guideline, the software may be loaded on any number of University of Iowa faculty, staff, and student instructional and research computers free of charge. Get the available software from the VMware WebStore.

Who Can Use VMware

All students, staff, and faculty in the Engineering College are enrolled at the beginning of each semester.  Students, faculty, and staff can ask to be enrolled at any time.

If you believe that you should be on the eligibility list but are not, please talk to the consultant at the Engineering Help Desk, 1253 SC, 319-335-5055.

How to Access VMware WebStore

Use the VMware WebStore, as noted above. Your username on the site is your email address (usually firstname-lastname@uiowa.edu). Your password will be automatically sent to that email address one time.  If you've forgotten or don't know your password, click the Forgot your password? link and enter your registered email address as described above to have it emailed to you.

The software offered is for download only.


Click on the downloaded file to install. You must have administrative rights on the computer on which you want to install the software.

How Long You Can Use Downloaded Software

You may continue to use the software for non-profit purposes under the same license agreement when you are no longer eligible.  You cannot receive new software or updates through the program if you do not qualify as specified above.

More Information

Visit the VMware Academic Program website.


If you have questions about the VMware software agreement, need access to the VMware WebStore, or have questions about getting and using the software, come to the Engineering Help Desk, 1253 SC, 319-335-5055.