Uploaded Upgrade Package Fails

I receive the error "the uploaded upgrade package cannot be used with VMware vSphere Update Manager" when I try to import version 5.5 using vCenter 5.1.  I have tried several different downloads all with the same result.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This is likely occurring because you are using vCenter Server 5.1 and Update Manager 5.1, please update to vCenter Server 5.5 and Update Manager 5.5, and then update your ESXi 5.1 servers to 5.5.

Remember your vCenter Server version must be at the same version of higher to mange ESXi.

So, if you were to upgrade your hosts from 5.1 to 5.5, you would not be able to manage them with vCenter Server 5.1 - not compatible.

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