Supported Hardware Version in Provider vDC

Remember to change default value of “Highest supported hardware version” from 7 to 9 when you create a Provider vDC in VMware vCloud Director 5 or you will face some issues later on when you want to import VM’s from vCenter to your Catalogs and will get this error message:
“The selected vdc does not support required virtual hardware version”
The interesting point is that VM’s in vCenter are created compatible to Hardware Version 8 by default! In fact, there are some inconsistencies between vCenter, vSphere and vCloud Director; it is just one of them.

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One thought on “Supported Hardware Version in Provider vDC

  1. Hello. Now I have ESXi 5.5 and have the VDC provider setting at hw version 9. I have VMs with hw version 10. Do you know if I can change it with VMs running?
    Thanks.

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