Registering CentOS endpoints to a repository

You can use the CentOS Custom Repository Management dashboard to add repositories as the package source when patching endpoints.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that the repository settings match the repository server configuration.
  • Activate the Repository Configuration - CentOS analysis if you have not yet done so.


  1. From the CentOS Custom Repository Management dashboard, click the Endpoints tab.
  2. Select the endpoints that you want to register to a repository from the first table. The repositories of the selected endpoints are listed in the second table.
    Note: When a repository is named as unspecified, it means that it is not listed in the Repository list of the dashboard.
  3. Click Register a new repository.
  4. From the Register a New Repository dialog, select a repository and click Next.
    The next window shows the name and the URL of the repository that you are registering your endpoints to.
  5. Optional: You can add more configuration information in Additional Fields.
    Users who have custom repositories that are not just mirrors of the vendor sites must add gpgcheck=0 in Additional Fields. When the gpg signature files are excluded, the rpm files are not checked for authenticity and might cause the installation to fail.
  6. Click Save. This information is saved in the YUM configuration files.
  7. From the Take Action dialog, select the computers and click OK to deploy the action.


You have successfully assigned the repository as the package source for the selected endpoints.

What to do next

Run the Enable custom repository support - CentOS task to use the repository during patch deployment.