DPS Installation and Setup
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Prepare the Web Server for the Local Repository

Before setting up your local repository, you must properly configure an HTTP web server, on which you will create the repositories.


You must have met the following requirements.

  • Selected an existing server that is accessible from all hosts in your clusters.

  • Enabled HTTP access from all hosts in your cluster to the mirror server (the server on which you are mirroring the repositories).

After meeting these requirements, you can prepare your local repository.


  1. Create an HTTP server:

    1. On the mirror server, install an HTTP server (such as Apache httpd) using the instructions provided on the Apache community website.

    2. Activate the server.

    3. Ensure that any firewall settings allow inbound HTTP access from your cluster nodes to your mirror server.


      If you are using Amazon EC2, make sure that SELinux is disabled.

  2. On your mirror server, create a directory for your web server.

    mkdir -p /var/www/html/
  3. Optional: If you are using a symlink, enable the followsymlinks on your web server.

Next Steps

You next must set up your local repository.

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Downloading the Apache HTTP Server