If you are a regular with vBrownBag and ProfessionalVMware.com then you are likely to be pursuing certifications, running some type of homelab, or simply trying to hone your skills. It has been difficult dealing with short evaluation periods for licensing. We have long lamented having to reinstall our environments or maintain multiple MyVMware accounts to get evaluation licenses of software.
VMware has finally come through with an alternative to begging, borrowing, and stealing licenses. I’m happy to share with you VMware EVALExperience being added to the VMUG advantage program. In short. You can get the following licenses for 365 day evaluations for non-production environments by joining VMUG Advantage for only $200/year!
- VMware Horizon Advanced Edition
- VMware vCenter Server 5 Standard
- VMware vCloud Suite Standard
- VMware Virtual SAN
- VMware vRealize Log Insight
- VMware vRealize Operations 6 Enterprise
- VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon
- VMware vRealize Operations Insight
- VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
If you are already a VMUG Advantage subscriber you should have an email with instructions on how to set up your EVALExperience account. If you’re not a VMUG Advantage subscriber then I suggest it may be a good time to break out the credit card or ask the boss and sign up at: http://www.vmug.com/Advantage