Chapter 5. Host Management and Monitoring Using Red Hat Web Console

Red Hat 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 Red Hat web console. When you install Red Hat web console on a host that you manage with Satellite, you can view the Red Hat web console dashboards of that host from within the Satellite web UI. You can also use the features that are integrated with Red Hat web console, for example, Red Hat Image Builder.

5.1. Integrating Satellite with Red Hat Web Console

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

5.2. Managing and Monitoring Hosts Using Red Hat Web Console

You can access the Red Hat 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 Red Hat 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 Red Hat 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 the Red Hat web console, see Accessing Image Builder GUI in the RHEL 8 web console or Accessing Image Builder GUI in the RHEL 7 web console.