HTTPS has been enabled on the OP5 Monitor package repository (repos.op5.com) in conjunction with the release of OP5 Monitor version 8.3.4. Furthermore, with the 8.3.4 release, we have changed the default baseurl in OP5 yum configuration files from http to https. This change should, in most cases, not have any impact. However, in cases where the OP5 Monitor server resides behind a firewall where outbound traffic has been restricted to port 80 (http), action needs to be taken in order to be able to receive future OP5 Monitor updates.
One way of making sure that the OP5 Monitor repository is reachable after the update is to have a look at the System updates service, which is part of Monitor's self monitoring. If some repositories are not reachable, the service will end up in an Unknown state, with a status as (as an example):
One of the configured repositories failed (op5 Monitor Updates)
If the repository is not reachable over https you can either:
- Change outbund rules in the firewall to allow port 443 (https) to repos.op5.com
- Revert baseurl back to use http in OP5 yum configuration files (not recommended)
We recommend solution 1 above since it is more sustainable and will generate less work when upgrading to newer OP5 Monitor versions.
To revert the changes, do the following, in all OP5 repository files /etc/yum.repos.d/op5-*.repo change:
and then perform:
yum clean all
NoteOn update, existing repository files will be moved to
/etc/yum.repos.d/op5-*.repo.rpmsave and the new files (with https) will be used instead. To restore your old files, put them back and run
yum clean all