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replicate from 5.1 to 4.1

Posted on 2014-08-17
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Last Modified: 2014-08-19
Is it possible to run a guest OS running on ESXi 5.1 to a ESXi 4.1? The guest OS would be Linux RHES 6 64 bit.
Question by:tjguy
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1000 total points
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Yes it is possible, provided that the Virtual Machine hardware version is 7.0. The Guest OS must also be supported by the Host.

see here


virtual machine hardware versions above 7.0 are not compatible with ESXi 4.1.

But you can convert, a VM using a V2V using converter.

See my EE Articles

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
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by:Mr Tortur
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Hi tjguy,
to add some information - well this is quite difficult - to Andrew Hancock expert's comment, here is the link for VMware guest OS compatibility guide :

RHES 6 x64 seems to be supported in ESXi 4.1, but re-check yourself to be sure your exact version is fully supported.

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ID: 40270951
Thanks guys, this points me in the right direction, I had created that VM in version 7 so that I could run in 4.1, I just forgot.

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