Is a VMWare ESXi 5 VM backward compatible with ESXi 4.1  ?

Posted on 2011-10-18
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If I have a created a VM on a new ESXi 5 server and I move it to a 4.1 server without any conversion ?

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Yes and No.

If you create Virtual Machine Version 7.0 Machines ONLY. - YES.

If you create Virtual Machine Version 8.0 Machines, you will need to convert them using VMware Converter. So NO, without conversion.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1000 total points
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Use the CUSTOM Option when Creating Machines, you'll get an option to Create either Version 7 or Version 8.0.
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