[VR] What is Cockpit?

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Hello
I installed RHEL8 and I'm curious to know about Cockpit.
What is Cockpit? Where can I find it? How to use it? What are the use cases?
I'm a newbie and so curious to learn more.

Thank You.

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Hi Venkat,

Cockpit is a web-based interface that can be used to manage systems. :)
Cockpit comes pre-installed with RHEL 8 ... https://cockpit-project.org

Activate Cockpit : sudo systemctl enable --now cockpit.socket
To access the interface - open a browser and enter : localhost:9090

Regards,
Christian

Hi Venkat,

Here is the official Red Hat documentation for Cockpit on RHEL 8 : Managing systems using the web console ... :)

Regards,
Christian

Thank You so much Sir.

You're welcome, Venkat ! Cool stuff - isn't it ? :)

I followed the instructions and got Cockpit up and running. Yes Sir, This Cockpit Awesome. It's way too easy for monitoring purpose... It gives information about the server in a high level format. Thank you so much for the information. And I have a Ton of doubts like this can I post them and get answered?

Glad you like it, Venkat - I'm using Cockpit since quite a long time, functionality improves with every release. :)

Hi Venkat,

Sure, you can ask whatever you want - you're always welcome ! If you'll get answers depends on if members know them ... :)

Regards,
Christian

Hello guys,

I am new to cockpit and I just installed in on Red Hat 7, however the latest version of cockpit on Red Hat 7.7 is 195.6 but on the official cockpit website: https://cockpit-project.org they are are version: 217 why Red Hat is not updating cockpit?

Hi Saad,

What you find on the Cockpit website is the "development/upstream" version. :)
What you find in RHEL is the "modified/tested" version from Red Hat, for RHEL.

Regards,
Christian

thank you Christian but there is a big version gap between Red Hat tested version 195.6 and the upstream 217...

Yes Saad, but in the case of Red Hat the version numbers are not that important. :)
Important is what's included in the RPMs - often important code gets back ported.

Regards,
Christian

Also note that "Cockpit" is mainly a feature of RHEL 8.x - it didn't exist at all in RHEL 7.0, and was only added about a year ago. Not coincidentally, the version in RHEL 7.x is about one year out of date (version 195 was released some time in May 2019). If you look at "rpm -q --changelog cockpit | less" you can see that the Cockpit project seems to be using an Agile-like development process; there are releases about every two weeks, and each release increments the version number. So "195" to "217" doesn't represent as much change as you might expect (especially compared to projects like say the Apache httpd server, which has only had 2 major version releases and 7 minor versions in the last 25 years).

alright, thank you :)

You're welcome, Saad ! :)