Chapter 6. Content Delivery Network Structure

Red Hat Content Delivery Network (CDN), located at cdn.redhat.com, is a geographically distributed series of static webservers which include content and errata designed to be used by systems. This content can be accessed directly through a system registered using Red Hat Subscription Manager or through the Red Hat Satellite 6 web UI. The accessible subset of the CDN is configured through subscriptions attached to a system using Red Hat Subscription Management or using Satellite Server.

Red Hat Content Delivery network is protected by X.509 certificate authentication to ensure that only valid users can access it.

Directory Structure of the CDN.

$ tree -d -L 11
└── content  1
    ├── beta  2
    │   └── rhel  3
    │       └── server  4
    │           └── 7
    │               └── x86_64  5
    │                   └── sat-tools  6
    │                       └── 6  7
    └── dist
        └── rhel
            └── server
                └── 7
                ├── 7.2
                │   └── x86_64
                │       └── kickstart
                └── 7Server
                    └── x86_64
                        └── os

1
The content directory.
2
Directory responsible for the lifecycle of the content. Common directories include beta (for Beta code), dist (for Production) and eus (For Extended Update Support) directories.
3
Directory responsible for the Product name. Usually rhel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
4
Directory responsible for the type of the Product. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux this might include server, workstation, and computenode directories.
5
Directory responsible for the release version, such as 7, 7.2 or 7Server.
6
Directory responsible for the base architecture, such as i386 or x86_64.
7
Directory responsible for the repository name, such as sat-tools, kickstart, rhscl. Some components have additional subdirectories which might vary.

This directory structure is also used in the Subscription Manifest.