FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

SLTA IV (GP), L.L.C.
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
11/1/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

VMWARE, INC. [VMW]
(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

C/O SILVER LAKE, 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__X__ Director                          ___X___ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)

MENLO PARK, CA 94025      

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)

___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Class A Common Stock 16133485 I Held through SL SPV-2, L.P. (1)(7)
Class A Common Stock 16561833 I Held through Silver Lake Partners IV, L.P. (2)(7)
Class A Common Stock 8964898 I Held through Silver Lake Partners V DE (AIV), L.P. (3)(7)
Class A Common Stock 243679 I Held through Silver Lake Technology Investors IV, L.P. (4)(7)
Class A Common Stock 109885 I Held through Silver Lake Technology Investors V, L.P. (5)(7)
Class A Common Stock 37038 I Held through Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. (6)(7)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1) These securities are directly held by SL SPV-2, L.P. ("SPV-2"). The general partner of SPV-2 is SLTA SPV-2, L.P. ("SLTA SPV") and the general partner of SLTA SPV is SLTA SPV-2 (GP), L.L.C. ("SLTA SPV GP").
(2) These securities are directly held by Silver Lake Partners IV, L.P. ("SLP IV"). The general partner of SLP IV is Silver Lake Technology Associates IV, L.P. ("SLTA IV") and the general partner of SLTA IV is SLTA IV (GP), L.L.C. ("SLTA IV GP").
(3) These securities are directly held by Silver Lake Partners V DE (AIV), L.P. ("SLP V"). The general partner of SLP V is Silver Lake Technology Associates V, L.P. ("SLTA V") and the general partner of SLTA V is SLTA V (GP), L.L.C. ("SLTA V GP").
(4) These securities are directly held by Silver Lake Technology Investors IV, L.P. The general partner of Silver Lake Technology Investors IV, L.P. is SLTA IV and the general partner of SLTA IV is SLTA IV GP.
(5) These securities are directly held by Silver Lake Technology Investors V, L.P. The general partner of Silver Lake Technology Investors V, L.P. is SLTA V and the general partner of SLTA V is SLTA V GP.
(6) These securities are directly owned by Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. ("SLG").
(7) SLG is the managing member of SLTA SPV GP, SLTA IV GP and SLTA V GP. Egon Durban, who serves as a director of the Issuer, also serves as a Co-CEO and Managing Member of SLG. Each of the reporting persons may be deemed a director by deputization of the Issuer.

Remarks:
The Reporting Persons are jointly filing this Form 3 pursuant to Rule 16a-3(j) under the Exchange Act. This filing shall not be deemed an admission that the Reporting Persons are beneficial owners of all securities covered by this filing for purposes of Section 16 of the Exchange Act or otherwise, and each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, except to the extent of such Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein, if any. Because no more than 10 reporting persons can file any one Form 3 through the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR system, certain affiliates of the Reporting Persons have filed a separate Form 3.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
SLTA IV (GP), L.L.C.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX

Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX

Silver Lake Technology Associates IV, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX

Silver Lake Partners IV, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX

Silver Lake Technology Investors IV, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX

SLTA SPV-2 (GP), L.L.C.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX

SLTA SPV-2, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX

SL SPV-2, L.P.
C/O SILVER LAKE,
2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
XX


Signatures
By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLTA IV (GP), L.L.C.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLTA IV (GP), L.L.C., general partner of Silver Lake Technology Associates IV, L.P.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLTA IV (GP), L.L.C., GP of Silver Lake Technology Associates IV, L.P., GP of Silver Lake Partners IV, L.P.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., man. member of SLTA IV (GP), L.L.C., GP of Silver Lake Technology Associates IV, L.P., GP of Silver Lake Technology Investors IV, L.P.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLTA SPV-2 (GP), L.L.C.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLTA SPV-2 (GP), L.L.C., general partner of SLTA SPV-2, L.P.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

By: /s/ Andrew J. Schader; Andrew J. Schader, Managing Director and General Counsel of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C., managing member of SLTA SPV-2 (GP), L.L.C., general partner of SLTA SPV-2, L.P., general partner of SL SPV-2, L.P.11/2/2021
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate


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