Possible upgrade paths for Data Loss Prevention

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Issue/Introduction

It is not possible to skip a major release during an upgrade.

This document details the possible upgrade paths for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) releases.

What are the possible upgrade paths for DLP?

Resolution

Begining in DLP 12.0, operating system support for Enforce and Detection servers changed to include only 64bit platforms. Review the System Requirements and Compatibility guide for the targeted DLP version prior to upgrade.

Major releases may be upgaded to the next major release. 

Major Release Upgrades
DLP 11.x.x > DLP 12.0.0
DLP 12.0.x > DLP 12.5.0
DLP 12.0.x > DLP 14.0.0
DLP 12.5.x > DLP 14.0.0
DLP 14.0.x > DLP 14.5.0
DLP 14.0.x > DLP 14.6.0
DLP 14.0.x > DLP 15.0
DLP 14.x > DLP 15.1

Older major releases require multi-step upgrades in order to install newer versions of DLP. 

Major Release Multi-Step Upgrade Examples
Upgrade DLP 10.5 to DLP 14.0
DLP 10.5.x > DLP 11.0.0 > DLP 12.0.0 > DLP 14.0.0
Upgrade DLP 11.6 to DLP 12.5.0
DLP 11.6.x > DLP 12.0.0 > DLP 12.5.0    
Upgrade DLP 12.5 to DLP 14.6.0
DLP 12.5.x > DLP 14.0.0 > DLP 14.6.0    

Release upgrades are cumulative and are to be applied to major versions only.

General Release Upgrade Path Examples
Upgrade DLP 11.6.3 to DLP 12.5.3
DLP 11.6.3 > DLP 12.0.0 > DLP 12.5.0 > DLP 12.5.3
Upgrade DLP 12.0.1 to DLP 14.0.1
DLP 12.0.1 > DLP 14.0.0 > DLP 14.0.1