We are excited to announce the release of several new software products to members of the VMware Academic Program and the VMware IT Academy Program.  All licences are made available to academic institutions via the VMware Academic Software Licencing Program for the purpose of teaching, learning, and research.  The software and licences may not be used for campus infrastructure, non-academic purposes, or any for-profit activity.

Refer to the www.vmware.com/products for a list of features available for each product edition.  For example, vCenter server is now included in vSphere Enterprise.

  • vRealize Suite 7 Enterprise
  • vRealize Suite 7 Standard
  • vSphere 6.5 Enterprise
  • vSphere 6.5 Standard
  • VMware Workstation Player 12

Also, note the products below are being discontinued effective at the end of October (or when product keys run out) due to decreased demand and the release of newer versions.

  • vCloud Suite 5 Standard
  • vCloud Director
  • Fusion 6 Professional
  • Fusion 7 Professional
  • Player Plus 6 for Windows and Linux
  • Player 7 
  • Workstation 10 for Windows and Linux
  • Workstation 11

Updated Matlab licence 

ICT has renewed our campus-wide licence to MATLAB & Simulink.  We have upgraded our licence to the full suite of products.  In addition, we have licensed the MATLAB Academic Online Training Suite, which offers six self-paced training courses that are available to all faculty, researchers, staff and students.

For continued access to MATLAB on personal endpoints, you will need to update the licence file.  Go to the MATLAB Portal and click on Get started now to login into your MathWorks Account and update the licence file.  In addition, you may register for the online training, by clicking on Get free training under MATLAB Training.

Alternatively, you may choose one of these options to update your licence file:

To update the Licence File in MATLAB (internet connection required): 

Go to Help > Licensing > Update Current Licences

To update the Licence File in the Licence Center

  1. Access the MathWorks Licence Center here: https://www.mathworks.com/licensecenter/  (log-in required) 
  2. Select TAH license #600177
  3. Click on the "Activation and Installation" tab below 
  4. Click on the Activation Label for the activation you wish to validate 
  5. Click on the "Get License File" button. Select to either email or download the license file. 
  6. Once downloaded, open MATLAB and go to Help > Licensing > Activate Software 
  7. Select to Activate without using the internet
  8. Browse to a copy of the newest license file saved. MATLAB should now run without displaying the "due to expire" message.

For issues related to your MATLAB installation, contact the ICT Service Desk http://www.imperial.ac.uk/admin-services/ict/contact-ict-service-desk/

UPDATED: 03/10/17