Upgrading a VM’s VMware hardware version to the latest version is generally considered best practice. This is easy to do via the C# client or the web-client. If you wish to upgrade to a newer, but not latest, hardware version this can be tricky.

As highlighted in https://www.v-front.de/2014/02/how-to-uprade-your-vms-virtual-hardware.html, one easy way to do so is as follows on the ESXi host in question:

vim-cmd vmsvc/upgrade vmid vmx-10

where vmid is determined using something like:

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms|awk '{print $1 "  "$2" "$6}'

The appropriate hardware version can be selected from a useful VMware Virtual Machine Hardware Versions KB. The recent relevant versions are:

vmx-13: ESXi 6.5

vmx-12: Workstation Pro 12.x

vmx-11: ESXi 6.0 / Workstation 11.x

vmx-10: ESXi 5.5 / Workstation 10.x

vmx-9: ESXi 5.1 / Workstation 9.x

vmx-8: ESXi 5.0 / Workstation 8.x

vmx-7: ESXi/ESX 4.x




My Tissot PRC200’s “big” second hand has not been aligned to zero for a couple of months and has been annoying me. I figured it needed a trip to the shop to get fixed. One a whim I did a search for this and almost immediately found a fix for this problem! Another “win” for the Internet. The info is from a forum post from “leewmeister” and the useful info is quoted here incase the forum closes.

You can zero each of the hands on the chronograph dials individually. Here’s how:
1) Make sure the chronograph is stopped.
2) Reset the chronograph with the pusher at 4 o’clock. If any of the hands aren’t at their “zero” position they’ll need to be adjusted.
3) Pull out the winding crown to the first position (date setting position).
4) Push the plunger at the 2 o’clock position. This will advance one of the chrono hands a step at a time. Stop it when the hand is at zero.
5) Push the plunger at the 4 o’clock position. This will adjust another of the chrono dials.
6) Pull the crown out to the second position (time setting position) and use the 2 or 4 o’clock plunger to adjust the final chrono dial.
One of the 4 possible crown/plunger combinations doesn’t adjust anything. I don’t have a chrono with me at the moment so I’m not sure which crown/plunger combination is the non-functional one. Anyhow, I hope this helps.