Set Up a Local Repository

Setting up a local repository involves moving the tarball to the selected mirror server and extracting the tarball to create the repository. You can use the same local repository for DP Platform, the SMM application, and the SMM REST Server, or you can create unique local repositories for each.

Ensure that you have downloaded the required tarballs from the customer portal, following the instructions provided as part of the product procurement process.
  1. Copy the SMM Application and SMM REST Server (Cluster Agent) tarballs to the web server directory and expand (uncompress) the archive file:
    1. Navigate to the web server directory you previously created.
      cd /var/www/html/
      All content in this directory is served by the web server.
    2. Move the tarballs to the current directory and expand each of the repository tarballs that you downloaded.
      Replace <file-name> with the actual name of the RPM tarball that you are expanding.
      tar zxvf <file-name>.tar.gz
      During expansion of the tarball, subdirectories are created in /var/www/html/, such as DSS/centos7SMM/centos7. These directories contain the repositories.

      Expanding the app tarball takes several seconds.

  2. Confirm that you can browse to the newly created local repositories by using the base URLs:
    • <webserver-host-name>

      This is the FQDN of the web server host.

    • <repo-name>

      This is composed of the abbreviated name of the repository.

      For the SMM, the repository name is SMM-APP.

    • <OS>

      This is the operating system version.

    • <service-version-X>

      This is the version number of the downloaded repository with an appended unique number.

    Base URL Examples
    Base URL:
    Base URL for the SMM Application:
    Base URL for the SMM REST Server (Cluster Agent):

    Be sure to record these Base URLs, because you need them when installing the application on the host, and installing the associated agent on the clusters.

    Be sure to record these Base URLs, because you need them when installing the application on the host.

  3. If you have multiple repositories configured in your environment, deploy the following plugin on all the nodes in your cluster.
    yum install yum-plugin-priorities
  4. Edit the /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf file to add the following values:

The repositories are now prepared for installation.

Create the configuration file for the repository.