Does your company run Redhat and do you have a local Repo?

If you company is running Redhat having your own local package repo is one of the best ways to control your environment.  It allows you to update the Repo on your schedule.  Then when you update your systems they are all updated to the same level. (Assuming you don't upgrade it in between servers.)  Since Redhat updates the repos multiple times a week.  You now can get everything upgraded without introducing new packages in the middle of your cycle.  This article gives you a quick walk through to get one setup.  Then the only thing you need to do is point your systems to use it rather than the main RedHat Repos.  This will also help speed up updates since your LAN speed will most likely exceed your Internet Connection. 

Creating A Redhat Package Repository

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.