Chapter 2. Red Hat web console add-ons

2.1. Installing add-ons

The cockpit package is a part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 by default. To be able to use add-on applications you must install them separately.

Prerequisites

  • Installed and enabled cockpit package. If you need to install web console first, check the installation section.

Procedure

  • Install an add-on.

    # yum install <add-on>

2.2. Add-ons for the RHEL 8 web console

The following table lists available add-on applications for the RHEL 8 web console.

Feature namePackage nameUsage

Composer

cockpit-composer

Building custom OS images

Dashboard

cockpit-dashboard

Managing multiple servers in one UI

Machines

cockpit-machines

Managing libvirt virtual machines

PackageKit

cockpit-packagekit

Software updates and application installation (usually installed by default)

PCP

cockpit-pcp

Persistent and more fine-grained performance data (installed on demand from the UI)

podman

cockpit-podman

Managing podman containers (available from RHEL 8.1)

Session Recording

cockpit-session-recording

Recording and managing user sessions