The compatibility setting for a virtual machine provides information about the hosts, clusters, or datacenter that 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 that is used for virtual machine creation at the host, cluster, or datacenter level.


Select an inventory object and display the virtual machine compatibility.



Virtual machine

Select a virtual machine and click All vCenter Actions > Compatibility. You can select Upgrade VM Compatibility or Schedule VM Compatibility Upgrade.

Host, Cluster, Datacenter

Right-click the object and select All vCenter Actions > Edit Default VM Compatibility.

If a host is in a cluster, it has the virtual machine compatibility set on the cluster, and the menu item is grayed out.