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how to down grade vm hard ware version from 7 to 4

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hi all,

Downgrading the h/w version of vm 7 to 4 is the procee of doing v2v ha, and tell me the procee for downgrading vms from esx 4.1 to esx 3.5 versions.I think it is the procee of changingVMDX and VMX files.Please send the link for that. and useful commands also.

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Sudheer Avula

IT Specialist – Vmware Team, India

Mobile:+919940589675

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rajeshcloud
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Hi Sudheer,

Using vmware converter you  can do V2V. But it is lenthy process.

Using command mode it is very easy to downgrading Hardware version 7 to 4.

->poweroff vm

->make sure vm dosen't have snapshot

-> login to esx console from putty

edit vmx file of vm

vi /vmfs/volume/datastore/vm folder/ vm.vmx

datastore-> where vm is located

vmfolder-> vm file (like win2k3)

Edit insted of

"virual hw.version = 7"

to

"virual hw.version = 4"

and

scsi0.virtualdev ="lsisas01068"

to

scsi0.virtualdev = "lsilogic"

save it.

Next Edit .vmdk file hardware version using

vi /vmfs/volume/datastore/vmfolder/ vm.vmdk

Edit

ddb.virtualh HW version = "7"

To

ddb.virtualh HW version = "4"

save it, and poweron your vm

Use this link

http://www.amikkelsen.com/?p=557

Regards,Rajesh, if you found this or other information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful"

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MauroBonder
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The best option is using converter

FYI - http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=102801...

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rajeshcloud
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Hi Sudheer,

Using vmware converter you  can do V2V. But it is lenthy process.

Using command mode it is very easy to downgrading Hardware version 7 to 4.

->poweroff vm

->make sure vm dosen't have snapshot

-> login to esx console from putty

edit vmx file of vm

vi /vmfs/volume/datastore/vm folder/ vm.vmx

datastore-> where vm is located

vmfolder-> vm file (like win2k3)

Edit insted of

"virual hw.version = 7"

to

"virual hw.version = 4"

and

scsi0.virtualdev ="lsisas01068"

to

scsi0.virtualdev = "lsilogic"

save it.

Next Edit .vmdk file hardware version using

vi /vmfs/volume/datastore/vmfolder/ vm.vmdk

Edit

ddb.virtualh HW version = "7"

To

ddb.virtualh HW version = "4"

save it, and poweron your vm

Use this link

http://www.amikkelsen.com/?p=557

Regards,Rajesh, if you found this or other information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful"

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vmwareavula
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We can do downgrading the versions from 7 to 4 in two ways

1)best procedure

sing vmware converter you  can do V2V. But it is lenthy process.

Using command mode it is very easy to downgrading Hardware version 7 to 4.

->poweroff vm

->make sure vm dosen't have snapshot

-> login to esx console from putty

edit vmx file of vm

vi /vmfs/volume/datastore/vm folder/ vm.vmx

datastore-> where vm is located

vmfolder-> vm file (like win2k3)

Edit insted of

"virual hw.version = 7"

to

"virual hw.version = 4"

and

scsi0.virtualdev ="lsisas01068"

to

scsi0.virtualdev = "lsilogic"

save it.

Next Edit .vmdk file hardware version using

vi /vmfs/volume/datastore/vmfolder/ vm.vmdk

Edit

ddb.virtualh HW version = "7"

To

ddb.virtualh HW version = "4"

save it, and poweron your vm

Use this link

http://www.amikkelsen.com/?p=557

2) process is doing v2v using vmware sthadealone Convertor.

  4 step proces.By using the below link you can view the v2v process.

http://www.techhead.co.uk/vmware-esx-how-to-downgrade-a-vms-vm-versionhw-level-from-7-4-0-to-4-3-x

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