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issues for vmware  workstation downwards conversion from 11 to 10

Posted on 2015-01-12
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Hello,
I have been advised that there are some issue for downgrading VMs from VMware workstation 11 to 10. I was finally able to reopen converted VMs in v10. The compatibility wizard didn't work, but i was able to export them to OVF (open format) and then re-import them into version 10. That worked, but not sure if i should be expecting some issues in the future.I did get an error that "OVF didn't pass specification conformance or virtual hardware compliance". I clicked Retry for that error and then import was successful. Please let me know what are some known issues with downgrading from v11 to 10 and if It would be wise to still purchase the upgrade license for VMWare 11. Because if we will be getting more issues, then getting the license for only $149 sounds like a better choice.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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That should work fine, Exporting and Importing OVFs.

In future, try to make ALL your VMs the SAME version.

e.g. VMware Workstation 10, if you are going to share with VMware Workstation, or Export to OVF, or use a V2V - VMware Converter.

HOW TO: Shrink or Reduce a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone v5.5.2
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Excellent. Working good. No issues. Thanks!
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