In a CI/CD pipeline, a repository manager plays a crucial role in storing a diverse range of artifacts required for both the build and deployment processes. It acts as a central hub for the storage and sharing of third-party libraries, as well as internally developed libraries and applications used throughout the build and deployment phases. Nexus Repository Manager stands out as one of the most popular solutions that comprehensively addresses this requirement. It boasts support for all artifact types, spanning from raw files to Linux repository-specific artifacts like RPM packages and Docker images.
Furthermore, a range of software applications, including WordPress, Jenkins, various databases, the LAMP stack, Ansible, DevOps tools, and monitoring applications, have been made available. These applications enjoy widespread use among system administrators and DevOps engineers. Additionally, for selected Linux distributions, there are hardened images based on CIS benchmarks.