Red Hat Repositories

The Red Hat repositories page can be accessed via the content menu :

Content > Red Hat Repositories

The Red Hat repositories page forms a part of orcharhino’s content management.

The Red Hat repositories page is only useful for Red Hat customers. Red Hat customers must first import a Red Hat manifest that is to be obtained from Red Hat. Once the Red Hat manifest has been imported to orcharhino, the Red Hat repositories page will allow you to enable Red Hat repositories for use through orcharhino.

We recommend setting the Default Red Hat Repository download policy to immediate to avoid 403 repository access issues when downloading Red Hat content. Navigate to Administer > Settings and search for download policy to adjust this setting.

Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on managed hosts requires a subscription from Red Hat. Ensure to provide valid licenses for all used Red Hat products. Using insufficient, invalid, or otherwise inadequate licenses might violate your terms with Red Hat.

We recommend using a Manifest file from your Red Hat account to import available content to orcharhino. Navigate to Content > Subscriptions to see available and consumed Red Hat subscriptions.

Enabling a Red Hat Repository

To enable a Red Hat repository, navigate to Content > Red Hat Repositories.

Enabling a Red Hat repository within orcharhino
  • The search bar (1) filters the list of Red Hat repositories on the left.

  • Enable repositories by dragging them to the right side (2).

This concludes importing the Red Hat manifest and enabling its repositories. These Red Hat repositories can be consumed as any other repository within orcharhino.

Synchronizing a Red Hat Repository

After enabling the Red Hat repositories, it makes sense to also synchronize them now or to set up a sync plan to do so in the future.

To synchronize content, navigate to Content > Products and select one of the products you have enabled:

Red Hat repository details
  • The Select Action menu (1) allows you to either sync the selected product now or create a sync plan to synchronize the product recurringly.

  • The Sync Status field (2) also allows you to add an existing sync plan to the product.

Red Hat repository
  • Alternatively, you may select a single repository and start a manual sync by selecting it using the checkbox on the left and clicking the sync now button on the right side.