Chapter 6. Managing services in the web console

This document describes how to manage system services in the web console interface. You can activate or deactivate services, restart or reload them or manage their automatic startup.

6.1. Activating or deactivating system services in the web console

This procedure activates or deactivates system services unsing the web console interface.

Prerequisites

Procedure

You can filter the services by name or description and also by Enabled, Disabled, or Static automatic startup. The interface shows the current state of the service and its recent logs.

  1. Log in to the RHEL web console with administrator privileges.

    For details, see Logging in to the web console.

  2. Click Services in the web console menu on the left.
  3. The default tab for Services is System Services. If you want to manage targets, sockets, timers, or paths, switch to the respective tab in the menu on top.

    cockpit system services pf4

  4. To open service settings, click on a selected service from the list. You can tell which services are active or inactive by checking the State column.
  5. Activate or deactivate a service:

    • To activate an inactive service, click the Start button.

      cockpit service start pf4

    • To deactivate an active service, click the Stop button.

      cockpit service stop pf4

6.2. Restarting system services in the web console

This procedure restarts system services using the web console interface.

Prerequisites

Procedure

You can filter the services by name or description and also by Enabled, Disabled, or Static automatic startup. The interface shows the current state of the service and its recent logs.

  1. Log in to the RHEL web console with administrator privileges.

    For details, see Logging in to the web console.

  2. Click Services in the web console menu on the left.
  3. The default tab for Services is System Services. If you want to manage targets, sockets, timers, or paths, switch to the respective tab in the menu on top.

    cockpit system services pf4

  4. To open service settings, click on a selected service from the list.
  5. To restart a service, click the Restart button.

    cockpit service restart pf4