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

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

vCloud Director supports hardware versions depending on the resources backing the organization VDC, which depends on the latest supported virtual hardware in the backing provider VDC. Тhe Organization Administrator or the System Arministrator can set the hardware version to an earlier one. The vCloud Director Web Console dynamically sets the list of selectable virtual hardware versions based on the backing hardware of the organization VDC or the provider VDC.

For information about hardware features available with virtual machine compatibility settings, see vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide.

For information about the latest version for the VMware product that you are using, see


  • Stop the vApp.
  • Verify that the latest version of VMware tools is installed on the virtual machines.


  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.