VMware® Public Beta Programs
The objective of VMware's Beta Programs is to gain customer feedback on our products. Public betas are available to anyone interested in testing our software and providing feedback to our product & engineering teams. Program information will be updated on this page once public beta software is available to test. Please check back periodically for updates.

Why Participate in Public Beta Programs?
  • Exposure to next-generation features helps you grow your technical skills and understand the direction of the Virtualization industry
  • Ability to prove that the product will work properly in your environment, and report areas where it does not
  • Prototype your solution during the beta program and be ready for deployment when we reach General Availability
Apply to join VMware Beta Programs
The VMware® vSphere Product Team invites you to communicate your interest in joining the continuous vSphere Download Beta program below! This is a unique opportunity to get your voice heard and shape the future direction of vSphere. This beta program requires your time and participation in activities such as deploying the latest vSphere Beta builds, performing feature-specific exercises, and providing feedback through discussion boards, surveys, and occasionally live feedback webinars hosted by the actual Product Managers.

Currently Available PRIVATE Betas


Currently Available PUBLIC Betas


Stay tuned for other VMware Beta Programs coming soon!


How to Participate
Public beta programs will be listed on this page as they become available. Register for a public beta by clicking on its name. You will be directed to the public beta community once you have accepted the Master Software Beta Test Agreement and created a VMware Communities account.

What is included?
  • Access to a public beta community forum, enabling you to download the beta software and contribute to public discussions with other beta participants
  • Ability to log issues and feature requests
  • Occasional surveys
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