Understood, thank you for such a quick response!
My only real desire to be able to have a Katello SmartProxy is that I will have a few “branch offices” which have a very slow WAN connection. Thus, provisioning a system off of a WAN connection can take quite a bit. Having the CentOS8 content synced to a SmartProxy onsite would help immensely with build times.
So, if I’m understanding correctly, is the challenge that Katello traditionally uses Pulp 2, however EL8 only supports Pulp 3, which I imagine is incompatible with Pulp 2 (for example, it cannot synchronize a repository available from Pulp 3), or is the problem deeper that that?
I ask because, I wonder if I absolutely had to, if it would be possible to install Pulp 3 on my EL8 “branch servers” to synchronize with the CentOS8 repository on my Katello server (on CentOS7) and then somehow build hosts off of that?
Or maybe I could maintain a separate Pulp 3 server from Katello which would synchronize with my branch servers?
If this was technically possible, it would allow me to work around my bandwidth issue, although it wouldn’t be the most efficient model ever.
I apologize for the stupid questions. Although I am learning a lot, which is great, I am stepping into new territory, so I may be speaking out of my butt a bit here!