Within the context of a CI/CD pipeline, a repository manager plays a pivotal role in the storage and organization of a diverse array of artifacts that are indispensable for both the building and deployment phases. It operates as a central hub, facilitating the storage and seamless sharing of various elements, encompassing third-party libraries as well as internally developed software libraries and applications, all of which are essential components for the process of constructing and deploying software solutions. Nexus Repository Manager stands out as one of the most widely embraced solutions, comprehensively addressing this requirement and even exceeding expectations. It offers robust support for a wide spectrum of artifact types, spanning from raw files to Linux-specific repository items such as RPM packages and Docker images.
In addition to this, a range of software applications, including but not limited to WordPress, Jenkins, various databases, the LAMP stack, Ansible, DevOps utilities, and monitoring applications, have been introduced to cater to the needs of both system administrators and DevOps engineers. Furthermore, for specific Linux distributions, there are specially tailored images that adhere to the rigorous standards outlined in the CIS benchmark. These Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) have been meticulously constructed in accordance with official installation procedures, obviating the necessity for users to acquaint themselves with custom configurations when additional setup steps are required.