RPM Version Numbers from CD and Tarball Upgrades Don't Match (747254)
While upgrading ESX Server version 2.x to 3.0.1 or later, I get different RPM version numbers depending on whether I upgrade from a tarball or CD. Why?
This is normal behavior. Depending on whether you upgrade your ESX Server system from a tarball or CD, you get the following RPM version numbers:
RPM Version Numbers from CD Upgrade
RPM Version Numbers from Tarball Upgrade