I've got a few RedHat and CentOS VMs running on internal network of my server, and since updating them quite regularly is a habit I thought this little piece of advice will help all of you who run VMs in a similar scenario.
To make yum command use proxy, your best best is to edit /etc/yum.conf and add your proxy server reference:
You don't have to restart anything but it may be a good idea to do yum clean all and then yum check-update:
[[email protected] ~]# yum check-update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: be.mirror.eurid.eu * epel: epel.uni-oldenburg.de * extras: be.mirror.eurid.eu * updates: centosa5-msync-dvd.centos.org base | 3.7 kB 00:00 base/primary_db | 4.5 MB 00:01 cr | 3.0 kB 00:00 cr/primary_db | 1.2 kB 00:00 epel | 3.4 kB 00:00 epel/primary_db | 3.7 MB 00:00 extras | 3.5 kB 00:00 extras/primary_db | 6.3 kB 00:00 updates | 3.5 kB 00:00 updates/primary_db | 1.8 MB 00:01
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