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Upgrading from ESX Server 2.0.2 or ESX Server 2.1.3 to ESX Server 2.5.x (2065)


Why can't I upgrade from ESX Server 2.0.2 or ESX Server 2.1.3 to ESX Server 2.5.2 or earlier versions? Which versions of ESX Server 2.5.x can I upgrade to?


RPMs in earlier versions of VMware ESX Server were based on Red Hat Linux 7.2. In ESX Server 2.0.2, 2.1.3, and 2.5.3, many RPMs were upgraded from the Red Hat Linux 7.2 versions to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or later versions. Upgrading ESX 2.0.2, 2.1.3 to ESX 2.5.2 and older releases would result in the downgrade of these RPMs to the Red Hat Linux 7.2 version level. For this reason, if you upgrade from ESX Server 2.0.2 or 2.1.3 to the ESX Server 2.5.x branch, you must upgrade to ESX Server 2.5.3 or later.



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