This article will discuss installing RPMs for CentOS, how to obtain them, and what the limitations are.
For example, if a user wants to install yum or any other package which we do not ship by default in our OVA virtual appliances, this article will apply.
This article applies to all supported API Gateway appliances.
When we used to ship our appliances on RHEL, it was a needed procedure for customers to open support cases for us to provide RHEL-related RPMs due to licensing needs. However, now that API Gateway 10 and above are only shipped on CentOS images, the RPMs users need for CentOS are open to the public from the CentOS repository itself.
Please do not open support cases requesting RPMs for a CentOS operating system. Users needing any RPMs for CentOS may download them straight from the CentOS repository. Here are some important links to save time:
As an example, if you are needing to install the yum RPM, the repository is at http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7.9.2009/os/x86_64/Packages/ for the CentOS 7.9.2009 version.
Support for RPMs which we do not ship in our appliances are not supported officially, and are installed "at your own risk". Please note that our monthly security updates include only the RPMs which we ship with in our OVA images, so any RPMs which are not included and installed manually must be kept up-to-date at the responsibility of the user.