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DrBike 11-29-2013 09:24 AM

Recommendations for creating local mirror for Red Hat yum repository
Hi there,

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?


Soadyheid 11-29-2013 10:42 AM

Hi, I'm going to make the usual assumption when someone says they're running Red Hat. Have you got a maintenance agreement with them and if so, what do they recommend as updates are paid for I believe?

Play bonny!


DrBike 11-29-2013 11:01 AM

We do have Red Hat support, I was just intrigued to see what opinions are here.

onebuck 11-29-2013 01:15 PM

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Soadyheid 12-01-2013 06:54 AM

Sorry, I'm not going to be any help to you :( but what were Red Hat's recommendations so anyone else in the forum with the same query can benefit?

Play Bonny!


chrism01 12-02-2013 04:43 AM

Did you know that Spacewalk is the upstream free version of Satellite .... ?

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