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5.3.2. Setting up a Local Repository With Temporary Internet Access

After completing the Getting Started Setting up a Local Repository procedure, finish setting up your repository by completing the following steps:

  1. Put the repository configuration files for Ambari and the Stack in place on the host. For options, see Obtaining the Repositories.

  2. Confirm availability of the repositories.

    • For RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux:

      yum repolist

    • For SLES:

      zypper repos

    • For Debian/Ubuntu:


  3. Synchronize the repository contents to your mirror server.

    • Browse to the web server directory:

      • For RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux:

        cd /var/www/html

      • For SLES:

        cd /srv/www/htdocs/rpms

      • For Debain/Ubuntu:

        cd /var/www/html

    • For Ambari, create ambari directory and reposync.

      mkdir -p ambari/<OS>

      cd ambari/<OS>

      reposync -r Updates-ambari-

      where <OS> is centos6, centos7, sles11, ubuntu12, ubuntu14, or debian7.

    • For HDP Stack Repositories, create hdp directory and reposync.

      mkdir -p hdp/<OS>

      cd hdp/<OS>

      reposync -r HDP-<latest.version>

      reposync -r HDP-UTILS-<version>

  4. Generate the repository metadata.

    • For Ambari:

      createrepo <web.server.directory>/ambari/<OS>/Updates-ambari-

    • For HDP Stack Repositories:

      createrepo <web.server.directory>/hdp/<OS>/HDP-<latest.version>

      createrepo <web.server.directory>/hdp/<OS>/HDP-UTILS-<version>

  5. Confirm that you can browse to the newly created repository.

    URLs for the New Repository


    Base URL

    Ambari Base URL


    HDP Base URL




    where <web.server> = FQDN of the web server host, and <OS> is centos6, centos7, sles11, ubuntu12, ubuntu14, or debian7.


    Be sure to record these Base URLs. You will need them when installing Ambari and the Cluster.

  6. Optional. If you have multiple repositories configured in your environment, deploy the following plug-in on all the nodes in your cluster.

    • Install the plug-in.

      • For RHEL and CentOS 7:

        yum install yum-plugin-priorities

      • For RHEL and CentOS 6:

        yum install yum-plugin-priorities

    • Edit the /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf file to add the following: