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prakash9339
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copy VM from exsi5.0 to esxi 4.0 ???is it work

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can we move a VM from Esxi5.0 to Esxi 4.0, i mean am running a vm in exsi5.0 i want to copy that vm and placed in exsi4.0  and manage from vcenter 4.0 is it possible???

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VM version version is nothing but the hardware version

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memaad
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Hi,

If you have upgraded the virtual hardware version of VM , then you cannot migrate the VM from ESXI 5.0 to ESX 4.0.

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You can use VMware Converter to downgrade the virtual hardware and move them to ESXi 4.x

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if your vm has hardware version 7, it should be no problem

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virtual machine version 8

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prakash9339
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i did't  upgraded the virtual hardware version of VM,  current virtual machine version 8, is there any difference between vm version and vm hardware version where can i find vm hardware version 

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Hi,

Hardware version 8 is not supported by ESX 4.x,  select VM------->Summary tab you will hardware version. Yes there is difference between each  hardware version of VM.

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aravinds3107
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If the VM is build on ESXi 5.0 then the virtual hardware version will be 8. As I said before you can use vmware converter to downgrade the version and move it to esxi 4.x

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so long as you have not upgraded your virtual hardware. You will be able to move a guest from a 5.x to a 4.x.

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in this case you will not be able to move the machine,  read the following VMware KB article on virtual hardware compatibility

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=200724...

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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prakash9339
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hardware version and VM version are same or two different perpetrates ????

virtual machine version 8, then what is the hard ware version of that VM ???

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VM version version is nothing but the hardware version

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