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, hardware version 9, and hardware version 10 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.


  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In the left pane, click vApps.
  3. Select a vApp, right-click, and select Upgrade Virtual Hardware Version.
  4. Click Yes.