When upgrading your VMware solution, you can update the VM (Virtual Hardware) compatibility.
This update is not possible in power-on machine, it is necessary to turn off your virtual machine.
Attention, the downgrade of your virtual machine is only possible in the following cases:
- Use a snapshot made before updating your machine
- Use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone and select a specific version for your VM
- Create a new machine with a desired version and attach existing drives
To get started, look for the version number on your machine and turn it off.
On this one, right-click and navigate in the options All vCenter Actions -> Compatibility -> Updrade VM Compatibility …
At this step, fill in the compatibility level for your machine.
Now, validate for the upgrade to begin. The operation takes a few seconds.
When the operation is complete, your machine has now been updated. Turn it back on and make sure everything is working.