The compatibility setting for a virtual machine provides information about the hosts, clusters, or datacenter the virtual machine is compatible with.

The virtual machine Summary tab displays the compatibility for the virtual machine. You can set and view the default compatibility used for virtual machine creation at the host, cluster, or datacenter level.

Select an inventory object and display the virtual machine compatibility.

Option

Action

Virtual machine

Select a virtual machine in the inventory and click the Summary tab.

The top panel displays the Compatibility setting.

Host

Select a host in the inventory and click the Manage tab.

The Default Virtual Machine Compatibility is listed in the Virtual Machines section.

Cluster

Select a cluster in the inventory, click the Manage tab, and in the Configuration section, click General.

Datacenter

Right-click a datacenter in the inventory and select All Virtual Infrastructure Actions > Edit Default VM Compatibility.

You can change the default compatibility or upgrade the virtual machine compatibility.