The compatibility of a virtual machine with different versions of VMware Fusion and other VMware products is based on its hardware version. The hardware version of a virtual machine is established by the version of VMware Fusion that was used to create the virtual machine.

Consider upgrading the hardware version of your virtual machine if you upgrade VMware Fusion or if you want to use the virtual machine in other VMware products.

You must power off a virtual machine before you change its hardware version.