Step 6: Select virtual machine version 7For vSphere installations, definitely select a virtual machine version 7. This will be used in all virtual machines that are running on ESX or ESXi hosts version 4 or higher. It is confusing that VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) virtual machines are a version 4 virtual machine, yet vSphere 4 virtual machines are a version 7 virtual machine. Further, version 7 is the gateway to the new vSphere features.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.