vSphere Client VM Hardware Version 10 Web Client

vSphere Client and VM Hardware Version 10

With vSphere 5.5 and the ability to upgrade your virtual machine hardware to version 10, you may of seen this error before if you have tried to use the vSphere Client to edit the settings of a Virtual Machine with Hardware Version 10:

You cannot use the vSphere client to edit the settings of virtual machines of version 10 or higher

VM Hardware Version 10
VM Hardware Version 10


The best way to change settings is to use VMware PowerCLI

For example say you have lost connection to a virtual machine called VMSQL1 because you have implemented a vSphere Distributed Switch, but something screwed up and the VM didn’t change it’s network adapter over, though the host had moved it’s physical NIC and VMK for management over.

VMware PowerCLI example

PowerCLI C:> get-vm vmsql1 | Get-NetworkAdapter

Name                          Type             NetworkName    MacAddress             WakeOnLan Enabled
—-                               —-              ———–            ———-                   ———
Network adapter 2     Vmxnet3      VM Network       00:50:56:98:7d:af   True
PowerCLI C:> get-vm vmsql1 | Get-NetworkAdapter | Set-NetworkAdapter -NetworkName HomeLabInternal

Are you sure you want to perform this action?
Performing operation “Setting NetworkName: HomeLabInternal” on Target “Network adapter 2”.
[Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is “Y”): y

Name                           Type             NetworkName          MacAddress              WakeOnLan Enabled
—-                               —-               ———–                  ———-                    ———
Network adapter 2     Vmxnet3      HomeLabInternal     00:50:56:98:7d:af    True

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