Chapter 8. Host Management and Monitoring Using RHEL Web Console

RHEL web console is an interactive web interface that you can use to perform actions and monitor Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts. You can enable a remote-execution feature to integrate Satellite with RHEL web console. When you install RHEL web console on a host that you manage with Satellite, you can view the RHEL web console dashboards of that host from within the Satellite web UI. You can also use the features that are integrated with RHEL web console, for example, Red Hat Image Builder.

8.1. Enabling RHEL Web Console on Satellite

By default, RHEL web console integration is disabled in Satellite. If you want to access RHEL web console features for your hosts from within Satellite, you must first enable RHEL web console integration on Satellite Server.

Procedure

  • On Satellite Server, run satellite-installer with the --enable-foreman-plugin-remote-execution-cockpit option:

    # satellite-installer --enable-foreman-plugin-remote-execution-cockpit

8.2. Managing and Monitoring Hosts Using RHEL Web Console

You can access the RHEL web console web UI through the Satellite web UI and use the functionality to manage and monitor hosts in Satellite.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. In the Satellite web UI, navigate to Hosts > All Hosts and select the host that you want to manage and monitor with RHEL web console.
  2. In the upper right of the host window, click Web Console.

You can now access the full range of features available for host monitoring and management, for example, Red Hat Image Builder, through the RHEL web console.

For more information about getting started with Red Hat web console, see the Managing systems using the RHEL 8 web console guide or the Managing systems using the RHEL 7 web console guide.

For more information about using Red Hat Image Builder through RHEL web console, see Accessing Image Builder GUI in the RHEL 8 web console or Accessing Image Builder GUI in the RHEL 7 web console.

8.3. Disabling RHEL Web Console on Satellite

Perform the following procedure if you want to disable RHEL web console on Satellite.

Procedure

  1. Run this satellite-installer command:

    satellite-installer --no-enable-foreman-plugin-remote-execution-cockpit
  2. In the Satellite web UI, navigate to Administer > Settings and click the Remote execution tab.
  3. In the Cockpit URL row, erase the setting under Value and click Submit. This removes the Web Console button from the Satellite web UI.
  4. Uninstall the RHEL web console package from Satellite:

    dnf remove rubygem-foreman_remote_execution-cockpit