The compatibility setting for a virtual machine provides information about the hosts, clusters, or data center 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 data center level.


  • Select an inventory object and display the virtual machine compatibility.
    Option Action
    Virtual machine

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

    Host, cluster, data center Right-click the object and select 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.