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Yum Repositories for Corporate Deployments

I was tasked with a documentation project regarding use of yum repositories inside a customer’s environment and realized that I was having a hard time finding exactly the information I needed to build the full test environment required to test the documentation.  What will follow is a series of posts covering information I had to research as background.

Topics

  1. Background, Terminology and repository basics
  2. Setting up a corporate yum repository mirror for bandwidth and staged update management
  3. Setting up a private repository for additional software

Notes

As a quick note up front, based on what I’ve learned, I can’t find a good reason to include the software from a private repository in the update management repository – just build a new repository.

PXE Booting – there are instructions here which will break a PXE Boot environment. Our lab doesn’t PXE or Net boot, so we haven’t tested against them, but a colleague assures me it won’t work.

Bibliography

The following posts were used to build this series. None of them was 100% what I needed, and no source had everything I needed in a single location, but they were all useful, and in no order at all:
http://www.howtoforge.com/creating_a_local_yum_repository_centos
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/CreateLocalMirror
http://kenfallon.com/how-to-mirror-rhn-behind-your-firewall/
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/14/html/Software_Management_Guide/ch08s04.html
http://www.outsidaz.org/blog/2012/02/19/using-reposync-to-provide-local-yumrpm-mirrors/



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