Is it possible to create offline repositories with the 8.8 or 8.9 offline downloaders that can be used to build BladeLogic 8.6 catalogs? I'm aware of the change to sqlite with 8.8, but is there a way of also building the OS architecture XML file (i.e. RHES6x86_64.xml)?
It looks like we need to use the 8.8 downloader or later to get to the RHEL 7 child channels, so are we now forced to upgrade our entire BSA infrastructure as well? (I know we SHOULD upgrade, resources are a little tight though).
no - you can't. you'd run the 8.7 downloader to get the files and then run the 8.6 w/ -createrepo to generate all the files needed for 8.6.