0001181431-08-031864 4 1 20080514 20080515 20080515 VMWARE, INC. 0001124610 7372 943292913 DE 1231 3401 HILLVIEW AVENUE PALO ALTO CA 94304 (650) 427-5000 3401 HILLVIEW AVENUE PALO ALTO CA 94304 VMWARE INC 20000923 STROHM DAVID N 0001182820 4 34 001-33622 08839870 C/O INTERNET SECURITY SYSTEM INC 6303 BARFIELD RD ATLANTA GA 30328 4042364002 C/O INTERNET SECURITY SYSTEMS INC 6303 BARFIELD RD ATLANTA GA 30328 4 1 rrd206872.xml FORM 4 FORM 4 OMB APPROVAL [ ] Check this OMB Number: box if no longer UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 3235-0287 subject to Washington, D.C. 20549 Estimated Section 16. Form STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF average burden 4 or Form 5 SECURITIES hours per obligations may response... 0.5 continue. See Instruction 1(b). 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 2. Issuer Name and Ticker 5. Relationship of Person * or Trading Symbol Reporting Person(s) to STROHM DAVID N VMWARE, INC. [ VMW ] Issuer (Check all applicable) __X__ Director _____ (Last) (First) (Middle) 3. Date of Earliest 10% Owner 3401 HILLVIEW AVE. Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY) _____ Officer (give title 5/14/2008 below) _____ Other (specify below) (Street) 4. If Amendment, Date 6. Individual or PALO ALTO, CA 94304 Original Filed Joint/Group Filing (Check (City) (State) (Zip) (MM/DD/YYYY) Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person ___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned 1.Title of Security 2. Trans. Date 2A. 3. Trans. 4. Securities 5. Amount of 6. Ownership 7. Nature of (Instr. 3) Deemed Code Acquired (A) or Securities Form: Direct Indirect Execution (Instr. 8) Disposed of (D) Beneficially (D) or Indirect Beneficial Date, if (Instr. 3, 4 and Owned Following (I) (Instr. 4) Ownership any 5) Reported (Instr. 4) Transaction(s) (A) (Instr. 3 and or 4) Code V Amount (D) Price Class A Common Stock 5/14/2008 A 2000 A $66.32 42000 D Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities) 1. Title of 2. 3. Trans. Date 3A. 4. Trans. 5. Number of 6. Date Exercisable 7. Title and Amount 8. Price 9. Number of 10. 11. Nature Derivate Conversion Deemed Code Derivative and Expiration Date of Securities of derivative Ownership of Security or Execution (Instr. 8) Securities Underlying Derivative Derivative Securities Form of Indirect (Instr. 3) Exercise Date, if Acquired (A) or Security Security Beneficially Derivative Beneficial Price of any Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3 and 4) (Instr. 5) Owned Security: Ownership Derivative (Instr. 3, 4 and Following Direct (D) (Instr. 4) Security 5) Reported or Transaction(s) Indirect Date Expiration Amount or (Instr. 4) (I) Exercisable Date Title Number of (Instr. 4) Code V (A) (D) Shares Stock Option Class A (right to buy) $66.32 5/14/2008 A 6000 (1) 5/14/2015 Common 6000 (2) 6000 D Stock Explanation of Responses: (1) 1,500 shares will vest on each of August 14, 2008, November 14, 2008, February 14, 2009 and May 14, 2009. (2) Not applicable. Reporting Owners Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships Director 10% Owner Officer Other STROHM DAVID N 3401 HILLVIEW AVE. X PALO ALTO, CA 94304 Signatures Rashmi Garde, attorney-in-fact 5/15/2008 ** Signature of Reporting Person Date Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly. * If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v). ** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a). Note: File three copies of this Form, one of which must be manually signed. If space is insufficient, see Instruction 6 for procedure. Persons who respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.