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VIB Signing - Partner Supported

VIB Signing - Partner Supported

You will need to follow the following steps for VMware to sign your VIBs with a VMware approved "Partner Supported" key.

1.    You will need to purchase the following SKU to file an SR. Go to and complete the purchase.

      Note: Please ensure that you select the correct Entitlement Account (EA) where the Certification Ticket resides. Look for the dropdown box and select the correct EA.

2.    After completion, you will receive an email with your purchase confirmation and license key.

3.    Navigate to At the top of the page is a link for “My VMware”. Click this link. (

4.    This will take you to the "Account Management" page. From here you can supply the email address and password of your account. Now, login to page.

5.    Once your purchase is complete, you should see the SKU under "My VMware Account".

6.    You can login to VMware Integration Validation(VIVa) platform to submit the VIB for signing.

       In the process, VIB will undergo VIB validation on the VIVa portal and you will be able to proceed to sign the VIB and download the VIB from the portal itself.

If there is feedback from the VIB Validation above, a DCPN case will be logged to address that before going ahead with signing.

Please note that a DCPN support case will be logged mandatorily for PVSP VIB for PVSP review.

Note 1: Please componentize the VIB for 7.0 signing submission. If your partner supported VIB is part of a multi-VIB component, please submit a DCPN case for signing approval. Support for this usecase in VIVa tool is in progress - stay tuned for further communication on this.

Note 2: If you are not currently enrolled in the PVSP Program or your solution is not approved by VMware, please ensure to do the same. For your solution to be considered for the PVSP program, please complete the Vetting Questionnaire found here and submit to the Program Manager.

Note 3: VMware no longer supports Partner Self Signing VIBs with the "Partner Supported" key pair. Partners will need to submit such VIBs to VMware to process all VIB signing requests under this category. Please be informed, that none of your existing VIBs that are currently deployed or those that have been recently signed for the latest vSphere releases are affected.

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