You can upgrade the virtual hardware version for all the virtual machines in a vApp. Higher virtual hardware versions support more features.

vCloud Director supports hardware version 4, hardware version 7, hardware version 8, and hardware version 9 virtual machines depending on the resources backing the organization's virtual datacenters.

You cannot downgrade the hardware version of the virtual machines in a vApp.

The vApp must be stopped and its virtual machines must have the latest version of VMware Tools installed.


Click My Cloud.


In the left pane, click vApps.


Select a vApp, right-click, and select Upgrade Virtual Hardware Version.


Click Yes.