I’m evaluating / testing different DR solutions for vSphere.
I have two vSphere clusters:
Primary – ESXi 6.7 (most likely going to 7.0 in the near future)
Secondary – ESXi 6.5 (old hardware, cannot go above 6.5)
So basically the idea was to re-purpose old hardware as a DR site. Now the first thing I noticed right out the gate was that there are VM’s with VM Hardware version 14 running on the primary 6.7 site, and ESXi 6.5 doesn’t support that version. Let’s assume that I cannot revert to older VM hardware version on VM’s running version 14.
So the questions are:
1. Is this a problem that cannot be overcome? There is absolutely no way to get VM hardware v.14 to run on ESXi 6.5, and I should just state that we need a modern DR site, either cloud or new hardware?
2. If 1. is true, is there a way to practically mass convert VM’s to previous VM hardware version?
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