Update VMware tools and virtual hardware version Upgrade the VMware tools and virtual hardware version on the AMP management VM. Before you begin Perform this task during an application maintenance window to power off and reboot the VM. IMPORTANT: Before upgrading, back up each VM. Procedure Upgrade the VMware tools for the Management VMs with Windows Server operating system (Element or Fabric Manager VMs). See Upgrade Virtual Machines and VMware Tools in the vCenter Server Upgrade Guide. Upgrade the VM hardware to latest available version for the AMP management VMs with Windows Server operating system (Element or Fabric Manager VMs). See the Upgrade the Compatibility of a Virtual Machine Manually in the vCenter Server Upgrade Guide. NOTE: If upgrading the Element Manager, launch the vCenter HTML5 client from an off-platform browser. Power on the VM. Parent topic Upgrade to VMware vSphere 7.0Some VxBlock System components are optional or specific to environments. If you do not have a specific component, skip that component. When the component is in a cluster configuration, upgrade the subordinate component before you upgrade the primary component.