Creating or upgrading a VMware Hardware Version 9 VM March 13, 2013Posted by vbry21 in VMware blogs, VMware Training.
Tags: vSphere 5.1
On my VMware 5.1 ICM course this week we came up against the module on creating Virtual Machines. We state that ESXi 5.1 now uses hardware version 9
In the lab we create the VM via the vSphere Client (C# client) and the delegates always say.
“Hang on I can only create Hardware Version 8 VMs”
“Yep, you create the Hardware version 9 VM through the Web client.”
The options are as follows
When creating the VM we specify the compatibility level.
So the options
ESXi5.1 and later = Hardware Version 9
ESX 5.0 and later = Hardware Version 8
ESX 4.x and later = Hardware Version 7
ESX 3.x and later = Hardware Version 4
Upgrading Existing VMs to Hardware Version 9
In the web client select your VM that you want to upgrade.
Right Click in VM > All vCenter Actions > Compatibility > Upgrade VM Compatibility 9 (if powered off), Schedule upgrade VM Compatibility (if powered on)
You then get shoved into a wizard, select Yes and then select Compatible with ESX 5.1 and later.
Hey presto Hardware version 9