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Dell EMC Unity Family
Unity hotfixes are non GA (General Availability) software patches built for specific issues, systems, and circumstances.
Hotfixes should only be applied as part of a break/fix service request when the root cause is addressed by one of the fixes in the hotfix.
Hotfixes are not subject to the formal extensive testing and regression testing that is carried out for all GA releases.
As such, Unity users/administrators must acknowledge that, by accepting and installing a hotfix, they are assuming a greater risk than if they wait for the fix to be made available in a Generally Available (GA) release.
The preferred upgrade path should generally be to the current target code or latest GA release, or to wait if at all possible for the next GA release or service pack that will contain the fix for their issue.