The RHSM Download Plug-in tool and RHSM Download Cacher have been updated with the following enhancements:
RHSM Download Plug-in 126.96.36.199
The RHSM download plug-in can now use packages that are cached by the RHSM download cacher’s download_dir (which is referred to as localCache in the plugin.ini) and get packages from the Internet at the same time.
Previously, the RHSMPlugin was used in the BES Server in either of the following scenarios:
- fully air-gapped using RHSMDownloadCacher or
- internet-enabled without using RHSMDownloadCacher.
This enhancement can benefit users who want an offline cache of the packages to save time that downloading the packages take. Saving one repository can take up more than 50GB of space.
RHSM Download Cacher 188.8.131.52
The RHSM download cacher can now download packages as sha1 files instead of RPM.
Previously, when the “buildRepo –key server-7-x86_64” is used with RHSMDownloadCacher, the Red Hat Repo “server-7-x86_64” structure is mirrored offline. This means that the packages might be duplicated if they are found in multiple repositories (keys).
Using the –sha1_download_dir will download all packages from all repos (keys) as files with a sha1 filename into a single flat directory. Only the packages will be stored in the sha1_download_dir. Each repository's metadata will still be stored in the download_dir and will still maintain the Red Hat Repository directory structure.
Note: When using –sha1_download_dir, consider the size limit of the sha1 file folder. The suggested size is the current BES Server’s sha1 folder size plus a minimum of 60GB per repository. The 60GB per repository size might increase over time.
For more information about using the sha1_download_dir for both air-gap and non-airgap environments, including size limit considerations, see https://ibm.co/2pXllzL.
Updated Tools Versions:
- RHSM Download Plug-in, version 184.108.40.206
- RHSM Download Cacher, version 220.127.116.11
Actions to take:
Update to RHSM Download Plug-in version 1.0.0.x by using the Manage Download Plug-ins dashboard.
Download the updated RHSM Download Cacher here: http://ibm.co/1WtNC6W.
For more information about the RHSM enhancements included in this release, see https://ibm.co/2pXllzL.
Published site version:
Patching Support, version 737.
Application Engineering Team