Is there no yum repository with Sun's JRE available (don't really need the JDK)? From looking around everyone simply recommends manually downloading and installing the binary that Sun/Oracle provides. Used to it being managed in a Debian/Ubuntu environment. I do know the OpenJDK implementation is available in the repos.
I'm guessing the reason it isn't in any of the default repos is because Sun's implementation isn't truly "free" software. Just surprised it's not in any other repo as well.