Setting up access for software download

Why Configure Master Repositories

IMPORTANT: Master repositories require Empower credentials and access to the Internet

Setting up master repositories is critical to get easy access to new releases and more importantly regular fixes and updates provided by Software AG.

It is strongly recommended to setup a Gateway Command Central server on a host with internet access and use this server for product and fix repository management.

TIP: Gateway Command Central can be setup on a laptop and used on as-needed basis if a dedicated server with the Internet access is not possible due to network configuration

Configure Master Repositories

Using Web UI and CLI

Watch this video for complete process of setting up master and image repositories for products and fixes using Command Central Web UI and Command Line Interface (CLI)

Using Repos Composite Template

Command Central 9.8+ comes with default repos template that can be used to easily configure master repositories.

TIP: You can configure all public master and fix repositories using a single command
cc exec templates composite apply repos "empower.username=email" "empower.password=pass"

where empower.username and empower.password are your login credentials to Empower web site. NOTE: the command has to be provided as a single line!

The results of the template execution is a list of product and fix repositories that looks like this:

cc list repository products
Display Name                         Type   
webMethods-9.6                       MASTER
webMethods-9.5                       MASTER
webMethods-9.8                       MASTER
webMethods-9.7                       MASTER

cc list repository fixes

Display Name              Type   
Empower                   MASTER

Verifying Access

To verify successful access to master repositories use these commands

IMPORTANT: content listing works only for 9.8+ repositories
cc list repository products content webMethods-9.8 products=SPM_9.8
ID 	Group   	Display Name    	Version    	Products	Size
SPM	Platform	Platform Manager	9.8.0.0.285	        	35 KB
NOTE: listing master product repository may take few minutes to complete
cc list repository fixes content Empower products=SPM_9.8
ID                	Group   	Display Name             	Version        	Products 	Size
wMFix.SDIntrospect	Platform	SD Introspect 9.8.0 FIX 1	9.8.0.0001-0175	SPM_9.8.0	1018 KB
wMFix.SDRepository	Platform	SD Repository 9.8.0 FIX 1	9.8.0.0001-0305	SPM_9.8.0	290 KB
wMFix.SDRepository	Platform	SD Repository 9.8.0 FIX 2	9.8.0.0002-0312	SPM_9.8.0	395 KB
wMFix.SDRepository	Platform	SD Repository 9.8.0 FIX 4	9.8.0.0004-0315	SPM_9.8.0	991 KB
wMFix.SPM         	Platform	SPM 9.8.0 FIX 1          	9.8.0.0001-0299	SPM_9.8.0	1 MB
wMFix.SPM         	Platform	SPM 9.8.0 FIX 2          	9.8.0.0002-0311	SPM_9.8.0	1 MB
wMFix.SPM         	Platform	SPM 9.8.0 FIX 3          	9.8.0.0003-0320	SPM_9.8.0	1 MB
wMFix.SPM         	Platform	SPM 9.8.0 FIX 4          	9.8.0.0004-0326	SPM_9.8.0	1 MB
wMFix.SPM         	Platform	SPM 9.8.0 FIX 5          	9.8.0.0005-0352	SPM_9.8.0	1 MB
wMFix.SPM         	Platform	SPM 9.8.0 FIX 6          	9.8.0.0006-0354	SPM_9.8.0	1 MB
wMFix.SPMShared   	Platform	SPM Shared 9.8.0 FIX 1   	9.8.0.0001-0120	SPM_9.8.0	560 KB
wMFix.SPMShared   	Platform	SPM Shared 9.8.0 FIX 2   	9.8.0.0002-0125	SPM_9.8.0	560 KB
wMFix.SPMShared   	Platform	SPM Shared 9.8.0 FIX 3   	9.8.0.0003-0132	SPM_9.8.0	560 KB
wMFix.SPMShared   	Platform	SPM Shared 9.8.0 FIX 4   	9.8.0.0004-0135	SPM_9.8.0	560 KB
wMFix.SPMShared   	Platform	SPM Shared 9.8.0 FIX 5   	9.8.0.0005-0140	SPM_9.8.0	560 KB
wMFix.SPMShared   	Platform	SPM Shared 9.8.0 FIX 6   	9.8.0.0006-0142	SPM_9.8.0	560 KB

FAQ

Can I use master repository to install products or fixes on a host that does not have Internet access?

No, even if Command Central host has access to the Internet, but the target host does not, you cannot use master repositories for product or fix installation. You need to setup mirror or image repositories.

Can I use master repository if connection to the Internet is via a proxy server?

Yes, you can, but you need to configure proxy configuration on the target SPM that performs the connection. This can be done via Command Central Web UI.

Troubleshooting

I cannot list content of master repository

There are several reasons why it may not work.

  • You don't have connection to the Internet: Check ping sdc.softwareag.com
  • You have proxy but it's not configured on SPM: Configure proxy configuration
  • You did not provide Empower credentials or they are not valid. Ensure the credentials are valid
  • You Empower credentials do not allow you download software. Use different credentials with sufficient permissions.
  • You're listing content for an older release. Use only 9.8+ repository to list content.