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L2 Linker

i did the following during upgrade, 

8.0.10 -  8.0.18  - 8.1.0  - 8.1.8-h5 


is that correct or better to have 8.18 without the hotfix like :


8.0.10 -  8.0.18  - 8.1.0  - 8.1.8   -  8.1.8-h5 


which is the better path ?

L4 Transporter

8.1.8 is the current posted preferred release.  I have never had any issue with a Hotfix release.  It's really a judgment call by you.

L4 Transporter

Sorry I mis-read that.  Yes, you don't have to install 8.1.8 before 8.1.8-h5.  As long as you have the base image downloaded (ie - 8.1.0) you should be able to jump straight to any minor release without installing the base image.


8.0.10 -> 8.0.18 -> 8.1.8-h5 (but you must have the 8.1.0 downloaded)


You could also go straight from 8.0.10 -> 8.1.8-h5 the same way but I prefer to be running the current preferred of the running minor release (8.0.18 in this case) before any upgrade.

Community Team Member

@ammar ,


If you are experiencing the bug for which h5 was created then it's recommended to install the hotfix. 

If you don't suffer from this bug then it's recommended to stay on 8.1.8




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