12.3. Cockpit Enablement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1.5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 include the following updates:

  • The Cockpit Web Service is now available as a privileged container. This allows you to run Cockpit on systems like Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host where the cockpit-ws package cannot be installed, but other prerequisites of Cockpit are included. To use this privileged container, use the following command:
    $ sudo atomic run rhel7/cockpit-ws
  • Cockpit now includes the ability to access other hosts using a single instance of the Cockpit Web Service. This is useful when only one machine is reachable by the user, or to manage other hosts that do not have the Cockpit Web Service installed. The other hosts should have the cockpit-bridge and cockpit-shell packages installed.
  • The authorized SSH keys for a particular user and system can now be configured using the "Administrator Accounts" section.
  • Cockpit now uses the new storaged system API to configure and monitor disks and file systems.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1.2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 include the following updates:

  • libssh — a multiplatform C library which implements the SSHv1 and SSHv2 protocol on client and server side. It can be used to remotely execute programs, transfer files, use a secure and transparent tunnel for remote programs. The Secure FTP implementation makes it easier to manager remote files.
  • cockpit-ws — The cockpit-ws package contains the web server component used for communication between the browser application and various configuration tools and services like cockpitd. cockpit-ws is automatically started on system boot. The cockpit-ws package has been included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 only.