What is Pulp?
Pulp is a platform for managing repositories of content, such as software packages, and pushing that content out to large numbers of consumers. If you want to locally mirror all or part of a repository, host your own content in a new repository, manage content from multiple sources in one place, and push content you choose out to large numbers of clients in one simple operation, Pulp is for you!
Pulp has a well-documented REST API and command line interface for management.
Pulp is completely free and open-source, and we invite you to join us on GitHub!
With Pulp Server, you can…
- Pull in content from existing repositories to the Pulp server. Do it manually one-time-only or on a recurring schedule.
- Upload new content to the Pulp server.
- Mix and match uploaded and imported content to create new repositories, then publish and host them with Pulp.
- Publish your content as a web-based repository, to a series of ISOs, or in any other way that meets your needs.
Pulp Consumers can…
- Register with Pulp server, bind to a repository, then have their installed content managed from the server.
- Pulp server centrally manages and reports on what content is on each consumer.
Today, Pulp supports RPM package types (rpm, srpm, errata, etc.) and Puppet modules. As a flexible platform, Pulp was designed from the ground up to be type-agnostic, so you can add plugins and extensions to manage any type of content. Whether you are interested in Debian, JBoss, Python, or some other type of package or content, you can add support to Pulp through its plugin and extension framework.
In Use Today
Pulp is being used today to solve a variety of content distribution challenges.
- Pulp is being used to walk software packages through development, testing, and stable repositories, pushing those updates out to client machines as they get promoted.
- In cases where specific packages need to be available in isolated environments (such as behind strict firewalls, or within a cloud provider’s network), Pulp is being used to publish custom repositories on the same subnet where consumers will need access.
- Puppet Forge is being mirrored with Pulp.