Add a Distributed Repository in ePO

Posted: January, 18 2010

Adding the distributed repository to ePolicy Orchestrator

Use this task to add the new distributed repository to the repository list and configure it to use the folder you created.
For option definitions, click ? on the page displaying the options.

1 From the ePO Menu, select Distributed Repositories. The Distributed Repositories page appears.
2 From the Actions drop-down list, select New Repository. The Distributed Repository Builder wizard appears.
3 On the Description page, type a unique name and select HTTP, UNC, or FTP, then click
Next. This is the name that appears in the repository list. The name does not need to be the name of the system hosting the repository.
4 On the Server page, provide the web address and port information of the repository
• If you selected HTTP or FTP as sever type:
• From the URL drop-down list, select DNS Name, IPv4, or IPv6 as the type of server address, then enter the address.

Option Definition
DNS Name Specifies the DNS name of the repository.
IPv4 Specifies the IPv4 address of the repository.
IPv6 Specifies the DNS name of the repository which has an IPv6 address.
• Enter the port number of the server.

NOTE:
• Default port number for a FTP server is 21.
• Default port number for a HTTP server is 80.
• If you selected UNC as sever type, enter the network directory path where the repository
resides. Use this format: \\\.

NOTE: You can use variables to define this location.
NOTE: You can enter only the DNS name of the repository which has an IPv6 address, but not the IPv6 address directly.

5 Click Next.
6 On the Credentials page:
• Enter Download credentials. Use credentials with read-only permissions to the HTTP server, FTP server, or UNC share that hosts the repository.
• If you selected HTTP or FTP as sever type:
• Select Anonymous to use an unknown user account.
• Select FTP or HTTP authentication (if the server requires authentication) then enter the user account information.
• If you selected UNC as sever type:
• Select Use credentials of logged-on account to use the credentials of the currently logged-on user.
• Select Enter the download credentials, then enter domain and user account information.
• Click Test Credentials. After a few seconds, a confirmation message appears that the site is accessible to systems using the authentication information. If credentials
are incorrect, check the:

• User name and password.
• URL or path on the previous panel of the wizard.
• The HTTP, FTP or UNC site on the system.
• Enter Replication credentials. The server uses these credentials when it replicates DAT files, engine files, or other product updates from the master repository to the distributed repository. These credentials must have both read and write permissions for the distributed repository:
• If you selected FTP , enter the user account information.
• If you selected HTTP or UNC, enter domain and user account information.
• Click Test Credentials. After a few seconds, a confirmation message appears that the site is accessible to systems using the authentication information. If credentials are incorrect, check the:

• User name and password
• URL or path on the previous panel of the wizard
• The HTTP, FTP or UNC site on the system

7 Click Next. The Package Types page appears.
8 Select whether to replicate all packages or selected packages to this distributed repository,
then click Next.

NOTE: Ensure all packages required by managed systems using this repository are not
deselected. Managed systems go to one repository for all packages — if a needed package
type is not present in the repository, the task fails. This feature ensures packages that are
only used by a few systems are not replicated throughout your entire environment.

9 Review the Summary page, then click Save to add the repository. ePolicy Orchestrator
adds the new distributed repository to its database.

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