Recommendations for creating local mirror for Red Hat yum repository
I'm a long time "user" of this forum but this is my first post.
We have a lot of servers (VMs) here running Red Hat that are on secure networks and have no access to the Red Hat yum repository which makes patching/updating quite a headache. I decided to look into ways of setting up a local yum server that will sync with Red Hat and that I can also get access to without going via an external firewall or proxy.
From doing some searches I've seen a couple of articles on setting up a local repo mirror using reposync. However I was wondering if this is the best method and if not what others might recommend.
I've seen some references to Red Hat Satellite but that seems to be a licensed product. Whilst our organisation can probably procure the license I suspect that it comes with a whole bunch of other add-ons that I'm not really interested in.
So ... other than the mirror method are there other options to look at?