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ESX Server 3.0 Upgrade Terminated Abnormally (7992427)
On ESX Server 2.5.x hosts with Dell Open Manager 4.5 installed, you must rename the following files before you upgrade to ESX Server 3.0:
Follow these steps:
Log on to the service console as root and type the following commands to rename the files:
[root@esxhost]# mv /etc/mime.types /etc/mime.types.save
[root@esxhost]# mv /etc/mailcap /etc/mailcap.save
Proceed with the ESX Server 3.0 upgrade.
Once the upgrade is complete, rename the files back to their original names:
[root@esxhost]# mv /etc/mime.types.save /etc/mime.types
[root@esxhost]# mv /etc/mailcap.save /etc/mailcap
Note: This issue is fixed in the ESX 3.0.1
installer. The mailcap RPM is removed by the installer.
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