[Pulp-list] Using Pulp to serve RHEL 6, 7, and Centos 6, 7

Baird, Josh jbaird at follett.com
Thu Sep 22 13:50:09 UTC 2016

You just need to use your entitlement certificates for RHEL to sync the RHEL 6/7 repositories.  It doesn't matter if your Pulp server is running CentOS or not.  You can get your entitlement certificate by logging in to RHN.  Once you have that, copy it to your Pulp servers and create the RHEL repos like so:

$ pulp-admin rpm repo create -repo-id=rhel6-server-x86_64 -feed=https://cdn.redhat.com/./../../ --feed-ca-cert=/etc/rhsm/ca/redhat-uep.pem -feed-cert=/etc/pki/entitlement/yourrhncert.pem -feed-key=/etc/pki/entitlement/yourrhncert.pem

This enables you to sync 'protected' RHEL repositories.  To determine what repositories your certificate entitles you to download you can use 'rct cat-ert /etc/pki/entitlement/yourrhncert.pem'

You obviously won't need entitlement certificates to sync CentOS repositories.

Hope this helps.


From: pulp-list-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:pulp-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Donald Wolfe
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:38 AM
To: pulp-list at redhat.com
Subject: [Pulp-list] Using Pulp to serve RHEL 6, 7, and Centos 6, 7


I am trying to setup a central package repo for clients to include  RHEL 6 and 7, and CentOS 6 and 7.  I have found lots of simple examples documented where folks are using Pulp to serve either RHEL, or CentOS, or other single distros, but none for how to configure a more complex setup with multiple distros/versions.  The issue I see is around being able to download RHEL packages from a Pulp server built on a different distro like CentOS, or version RHEL 6 or 7.

We have RHEL 6 and 7 systems which are all licensed properly, but we use CentOS 6 or 7 for less critical servers and just want to be able to perform periodic updates on them all by updating dev/test environments, and waiting a month (for verifying application integrity) before updating from the same set of packages in production environments.

Is there a way to do this?  I can't even seem to tell if I can do this with Satellite Server, but would prefer not to have to buy it as it would be overkill in our environment?

Would someone please point me in the right direction?  Would love to see an example config of something similar.

Thank you, and best regards,

Don Wolfe

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