Update compute VM VMware tools and virtual hardware version

Upgrade the VMware tools and virtual hardware version on the compute VM.

About this task

Perform this task during an application maintenance window, because it requires powering off and rebooting the VM. When the upgrade is complete, power on the VM.

IMPORTANT: Before upgrading, back up each of the VMs.

Procedure

  1. Upgrade the VMware tools for the management VMs with Microsoft Windows Server operating system (compute VMs). See the Upgrade Virtual Machines and VMware Tools procedure in the VMware vSphere Upgrade documentation: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.update_manager.doc/GUID-0B9FF31B-3702-4BD2-B925-9DAC98051338.html
  2. Upgrade the VM hardware to Version 14 for the management VMs with Microsoft Windows Server operating system (compute VMs). See the Upgrade the Compatibility of a Virtual Machine Manually procedure in the VMware vSphere Upgrade documentation: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-60768C2F-72E1-42E0-8A17-CA76849F2950.html