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you could do following:
- Using VMware Converter Standalone to make a V2V to downgrade the vHW
- Creating empty VM with same Specs and Pointing the Disks to the new one (new created vm on 5.5 will have vHW8)
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Simplest and easiest steps which I follow.
- Shut down the virtual machine in the vSphere client.
- Remove your virtual machine from the ESXi inventory.
- Browse your Datastore and find the virtual machine’s .vmx file. Download it to your desktop.
- Open the .vmx file in Notepad or your favorite text editor.
- Find the following line (usually line 3) in your configuration and change the “10” to a “9”
virtualHW.version = “10” will become virtualHW.version = “9”
- Save the file and overwrite your existing .vmx file.
- Upload the file to the same location your downloaded the file from in step 3.
- Add the machine to inventory and start it up.
- Migrate it to 5.0.
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Thanks for provided solution. It's works.
I am glad , it worked !!
God dang. I have been looking for easier way to do this, other than using converter. Just need to add after you change the file you need to power on the vm before it takes. After power on it will be version 10 (or whatever). Then you can power it off and migrate to lower version vm host or whatever you need.