What Is Cockpit
This section provides a quick introduction of what is Cockpit, a Web portal for Linux system administation.
What Is Cockpit? -
Cockpit is a Web portal that allows administrators to
carry out administrative tasks on Linux systems remotely through a Web browser.
Cockpit offers the following functionalities:
- System -
A dashboard showing system statistics including CPU, Memory, Disk I/O, Network Traffic, etc.
- Logs -
A list of messages from the system log file with filters.
- Storage -
A dashboard showing statistics of hard disks, partitions and other storage devices,
with reading and writing speeds.
- Networking -
A tool to view networking statistics and manage firewall rule settings.
- Podman Containers -
A tool to manage Podman containers as Linux sub-systems.
- Accounts -
A tool to manage user accounts including password change and other functions.
- Services -
A tool to manage system services including service start/stop and other functions.
- Applications -
A tool to manage Cockpit applications including Podman, Storage and others.
- Diagnostic Reports -
A tool to generate diagnostic reports on the Linux system
including information on mounted file systems, running services, connected devices,
loaded modules, etc.
- Kernel Dump -
A tool to monitor kernel dump service status.
- SELinux -
A tool to view and manage SELinux related error messages.
- Software Updates -
A tool to view installed software packages and manage their updates.
Here is a screenshot of the Cockpit Web Portal showing the system dashboard:
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction to Linux Systems
►Cockpit - Web Portal for Administrator
►What Is Cockpit
Install and Configure Cockpit
"Web console" Login Welcome Message
Files and Directories
Users and Groups
Block Devices and Partitions
LVM (Logical Volume Manager)
SELinux - Security-Enhanced Linux
Network Connection on CentOS
Software Package Manager on CentOS - DNF and YUM
vsftpd - Very Secure FTP Daemon
Postfix - Mail Transport Agent (MTA)
Dovecot - IMAP and POP3 Server
Email Client Tools - Mail User Agents (MUA)
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
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