Alternatively to using local files uploaded to the server for updates, the server can use files stored in folders on a remote HTTP server.

To create an application update repository:

1.Create a folder on the web server for the remote file repository. For example a folder called Applications.

2.The folder directory must be browseable. For example, on a Microsoft Internet Information Services server, right-click on the folder, select Properties and select the Directory Browse option.

3.Copy the .rpm files from their source into the folder.

4.From another PC, test that you can browse to the URL of the folder and that the list of files in the folder appears.

5.Login to the Unified Communications Module web configuration pages.

6.Select Settings and then General.

7.Uncheck the Local checkbox for Applications. Enter the URL of the HTTP server folder into the preceding field.

8.Click Save.

9.Select Updates.

10.If the server is able to access the HTTP folder, the details of the versions available will now reflect those available in that folder. The message repository error indicates that the Unified Communications Module was not able to connect to the folder or not able to list the files in the folder.

To create a Windows client repository:

The process is the similar to that shown above for application RPM files. However, you should use a separate folder on the HTTP server.

To create an operating system repository:

The repository for operating system updates is different from those used for application updates and downloads. It must be a YUM repository. Details of how to setup and configure a YUM repository depend on the version of Linux on the HTTP server. Each time you add, delete or change an RPM file, you must update the directory using a createrepo <folder_path> command.