You can upgrade the virtual hardware version for a virtual machine. 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 a virtual machine.

The virtual machine must be powered off and it must have the latest version of VMware Tools installed.


Click My Cloud.


In the left pane, click VMs.


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


Click Yes.