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How do I upgrade my VMware version?

How do I upgrade my VMware version?

Right-click the virtual machine and select the menu option to upgrade virtual hardware:

  1. In the vSphere C# Client, the option is Upgrade Virtual Hardware.
  2. In the vSphere Web Client, the option is Compatibility > Upgrade VM Compatibility. The virtual hardware is upgraded to the latest supported version.

Should I upgrade VM hardware version?

It is recommended to upgrade the virtual hardware of your VMs after a major vSphere upgrade to benefit from all the new features but not mandatory. However, if you are doing so it is important to update the VMware tools to the latest version beforehand as they contain the drivers for the new virtual hardware.

How do I upgrade Hyper V version?

Shut down the virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager. Select Action > Upgrade Configuration Version. If this option isn’t available for the virtual machine, then it’s already at the highest configuration version supported by the Hyper-V host.

How do I change virtual machine compatibility?


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Other in the Settings window, click Compatibility.
  4. Under Advanced options, select a hardware version from the Use Hardware Version drop-down menu.

What is the latest VMware version?

vSphere 7
The official vSphere 7 release date was April 2, 2020. vSphere 7 is the newest version of the virtualization platform adding many new features. VMware vSphere has been significantly “rearchitected” for version 7.

How do I upgrade ESXi 5.5 to 6.5 with Update Manager?

How to upgrade ESXi 5.5 to 6.5. 0 using Update Manager

  1. Pre-upgrade check:
  2. Stage 1: Create baseline from Update Manager.
  3. New Baseline creation wizard opens, Name the baseline type and select Host Upgrade, Click next.
  4. Stage 2: Upgrade the ESXi Host to version 6.5 using from Update Manager with the new baseline:

What is VM hardware version?

The VM hardware version (virtual machine hardware version) designates the virtual hardware functions supported by a virtual machine (VM), which relates to the hardware on the host server. Hardware versions add enhancements to VMs that run an older operating system.

How do I know which VM Hyper-V generation?

You can easily use PowerShell to see the generation versions for Hyper-V by using the following PowerShell commandlet: Get-VM | Format-List Name, Generation.

What is the latest version of Hyper-V?

Full list of Hyper-V VM versions

Windows Client Windows Server Version
Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 5.0
Windows 10 1507 Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 6.2
Windows 10 1511 Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 7.0
Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 7.1

What is VM version?

What are the different VMware versions?

Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi/ESX (2143832)

Version Release Name Release Date
ESXi 7.0 Update 1a ESXi 7.0 Update 1a 2020/11/04
ESXi 7.0 Update 1 ESXi 7.0 Update 1 2020/10/06
ESXi 7.0b ESXi 7.0b 2020/06/23
ESXi 7.0 GA ESXi 7.0 GA 2020/04/02

How to downgrade VM Version?

Shut down the virtual machine.

  • Downgrade the virtual hardware: Right-click the virtual machine and click Manage.
  • Manually uninstall VMware Workstation Pro 14.x.
  • Download VMware Workstation: Navigate to the VMware Workstation Download Center.
  • Install VMware Workstation 14.x Pro.
  • Start the virtual machine.
  • How to downgrade VMware hardware version?

    Take a snapshot of the VM

  • Power Off the VM.
  • Connect directly to an ESXi host using WinSCP and navigate to the datastore and folder containing your VM
  • Right-click the VM’s .vmx file to edit the file.
  • Modify the VMX file by changing the value to virtualHW.version = “14”,or your desired version.
  • Power on the VM to see the change.
  • How to setup a VM?

    VirtualBox: (Windows,Linux,Mac OS X): VirtualBox is very popular because it’s open-source and completely free.

  • VMware Player: (Windows,Linux): VMware has their own line of virtual machine programs.
  • VMware Fusion: (Mac OS X): Mac users must buy VMware Fusion to use a VMware product,since the free VMware Player isn’t available on a Mac.
  • How to activate virtualization on Windows 10?

    Hardware Virtualization System Requirements

  • Check Hardware Virtualization support. First of all,make sure your device supports hardware virtualization.
  • Enable Virtualization on PC BIOS Setting. Every PC has a different version of BIOS screen and settings.
  • Enable Hyper-V Virtualization in Windows 10.
  • Advantages of Windows Virtualization.