Cockpit is a web-based server administration tool sponsored by Red Hat and by using this tool you can easily manage the server in a graphical way.
From Fedora 21 and RHEL 8 onwards Cockpit loaded with default.
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install cockpit on Rocky Linux 8 / Alma Linux 8.
- Graphical and Interface designers in the project
- Supports multiple servers from a single dashboard and is free to use.
- Cockpit will work along with other management tools
- Cockpit uses a systemd socket and memory consumption will not be there if it is not in use.
- Cockpit doesn’t store the data of servers anywhere.
Install Cockpit on Alma Linux 8 / Rocky Linux 8
Step 1: Update the system
Step 2: Execute the below command to install in Rocky Linux 8 / Alma Linux 8
Step 3: Enable the socket
Step 4: Verify the status of Cockpit
Step 5 ( Optional): Open firewall ports if required
Check the firewall is running or not, if not running skip this step, else execute the below command.
Access Cockpit Console
To access the Cockpit console, use the below URL in your web browser.
Replace ComputerIP with actual ServerIP, after a successful connection to Cockpit you will be able to see the login screen.
After providing the credentials, you will be able to see the server information and other details from the Cockpit dashboard
From this tutorial, you have learned how to install and configure Cockpit in Rocky Linux 8 / AlmaLinux 8.
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