downgrade Workstation 7 to workstation 4

Hi All,

I need to move couple VMs in workstaiton 7 format to ESX 3.5 which only supports workstation 4 format. What would be the best way to do this?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In VMware Workstation, there is a Change Version command that will change the virtual hardware from the current version to an earlier version. Start VMware, open but do not run the VM you wish to change. Then VM Menu -> Change Version.  My setup shows only back to V6.5, so you may have do this a few times with different versions of VMware.  ...Thinkpads_User
changjiaAuthor Commented:
Hi Thinkpads,

I am using esx 3.5 with vcenter, i don't see the vm memu-?change version...

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You may have to acquire VMware Workstation to do this if there is no option in ESX 3.5.
... Thinkpads_User
"changjia" you mean you need to change VM *HARDWARE* version of the VM?...and not 'workstation'? VM Workstation is an actual software of VMware. Either should be able to use vCenter Converter Standalone to do a V2V of your current VM. ( You can choose the VMware product you want to convert the VM to and, if needed select the VM Hardware version.


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