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Partner Connect – Kicking off the New Year Strong

As part of on-going program governance, during February 2021 VMware will conduct the Partner Connect Program annual audit to review a partner’s performance in the Program. To maintain your current tier level and continue to have access to those incentives and benefits associated with your program tier, all tier requirements must be met. Please access your Partner Performance Dashboard today and replay the December 17 vmLIVE for more on this topic. NOTE: If you are only missing your Foundational training requirements, it can take as short as 90 minutes to complete.

If your Partner Connect Program renewal is due, RENEW today through your Renewal Dashboard. The reduced Program renewal fee is available through the remainder of our FY21 (January 29, 2021). We continue to post Top Trending Questions on the Partner Connect Program renewal, as well as audit processes and other tools.

Host Satellite Master Services Competency (MSC) launches on January 8. This program recognizes a partner’s expertise and investment in VMware services capabilities across a region. When the Host partner earns a full MSC, all approved affiliated Satellite partners in a region become eligible to earn a MSC with a subset of requirements. Review the MSC Program Guide and the Q4 Partner Connect Program Guide on January 8 for details.

Partner Connect: Your Fiscal Year-End Prep

REMINDER—the Partner Connect Program Renewal Process is Live!
Reference the Program Guide and Top Trending Questions (in the Resources section of the Partner Connect Portal) for detailed process information.


  • Register here and join us at the December 17 vmLIVE to learn about the new Master Services Competencies, how OEM revenue is being incorporated into tier credits, and what you can look forward to in Q1 FY22 (beginning January 30, 2021).
  • In addition to mid-year health check communications sent to partners on October 5, we will perform 90-day and 60-day internal audits prior to the final annual audit and share the results with your Partner Business Managers to work with you on any immediate actions should you be at-risk. The final audit will be conducted in February with any regression or down-leveling implemented the first fiscal Monday of March.


  • VMware Cloud Foundation Master Services Competency (launching in December) demonstrates a deep expertise in server, storage, and network virtualization, as well as cloud management and automation, and an ability to architect, design, build, and operate an integrated solution.
  • Host Satellite Master Services Competency will launch in January – stay tuned.