Many customers are always asking for support on VMware. Typically they like to use VM images for pilots and proof of concepts. Because of the demand for VM support, IBM software group products have not annouced restricted support on VM. For more information about Lotus Connections support for VM, check out this link.
InsideLotus - Lotus, Portal and Social Collaborative Software
From archive: August 2008 X
Today I downloaded Notes 8.5 Beta 2. This was a much anticipated release for me as I know there was some great new integration features with Lotus Connections. Beta 1 provided the ability to take Activities off-line, add Activity's to your Notes Calendar, and view the Profiles person card. Beta 2 has now integrated Connections search capabilities into the native Notes search toolbar along with the ability to dogear a document.
Adding Activity to Notes Calendar
Profiles card in Notes