You can upgrade the virtual hardware version for a virtual machine. Higher virtual hardware versions support more features.

The set of virtual hardware versions to which you can upgrade a VM depends on the host on which the VM is deployed. See the vCloud Director Release Notes for the list of virtual hardware versions supported by this release.

You cannot downgrade the hardware version of a virtual machine.


Verify that the virtual machine is powered off and that it has the latest version of VMware Tools installed.


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