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What are the various requirements on progressing to Partner Tiers?

Each Partner Tier has a set of requirements to be met to progress into the corresponding Tier.  One of the key requirements is to complete solution competencies by a certain number of resources from Partner organization. The solution competency can be a certification path as chosen by the Partner, for example: Data Centre Visualisation, Cloud ...

What is Software Depot?

A software depot is a collection of VIBs and image profiles. The software depot is a hierarchy of files and folders and can be available through an HTTP URL (online depot) or a ZIP file (offline depot). VMware and VMware partners make depots available. Companies with large VMware installations might create internal depots to provision ESXi hosts wi...

What’s VIB?

VIB stands for vSphere Installation Bundle, which is an ESXi software package. VMware and its partners package solutions, drivers, CIM providers, and applications that extend the ESXi platform as VIBs. You can use VIBs to create and customize ISO images or to upgrade ESXi hosts by installing VIBs asynchronously onto the hosts.

What are the current concerns with VIBs?

VIBs created were certified for security. The certificate used to sign legacy releases of software expired at the end of December 2019. And now, VMware have been dual signing releases, with the replacement certificate, as well as the legacy certificate. New Certificates releases will now be signed only by the newer certificate (as of April 2020 for...

What are the minimum requirements to transition into ‘Enrolled Authorized’ Stage of Partner Connect program?

The Enrolled-Authorized stage is mandatory to be completed by all Partners who are currently transacting through the Program. The enrollment is simply accepting the agreement and later completing necessary trainings. The following are the necessary tasks involved in this stage. VMware Partner Connect Contract Agreement to be signed by the Primary C...

What do you need to complete immediately?

The first step of this transition is to accept Partner Connect Program Agreement. VMware has already sent an email to your Primary Contact including a few links which you can click to accept the agreement. Accepting the agreement before Feb 29, 2020 would move your Partner stage into Enrolled-Authorized so you could continue to transact through the...

What are the changes with introduction of VMware Partner Connect Program?

VMware Partner Connect Program is a revised version of all other Partner Programs including VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP). The current VCPP Partner Tiers such as Professional, Enterprise and Premier Levels will be transitioned into new Tiers as - Enrolled New, Enrolled Authorized, Partner, Advanced and Principal. These new Tiers have certain...

What is VMware Partner Connect?

Partner connect is a single program replacing multiple Partner Programs such as VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP), Solutions Provider, Managed Service Provider (VCPP MSP) Models etc. The goal of this holistic program is to provide much improved Partner experience along with a streamlined engagement model. Our existing Partners could Transact O...

If you are using vCloud Usage Insight to automate reporting, would that continue to work with using the Flex pricing model?

Yes, automatic reporting will continue to work, and VMware Business Portal will automatically translate the reports from vCloud Usage Insight from vCloud SP bundles to Flex.

Do you need a new version of vCloud Usage Meter to meter Flex pricing?

No. Flex Pricing Model is independent of Usage Meter and there are no changes required within Usage Meter. Partners will enter the Usage data into VMware Business Portal (accessed through rhipe’s Prism Portal) against each Bundle and Product as shown the Monthly Usage report and Business Portal will be automatically translate the Bundles to t...