6.3. Installing Cockpit on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts

You can install a Cockpit user interface for monitoring the host’s resources and performing administrative tasks.

Installing Cockpit on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hosts

  1. By default, when adding a host to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager, the Manager configures the required firewall ports. See Chapter 7, Adding a Host to the Red Hat Virtualization Manager for details. However, if you disable Automatically configure host firewall when adding the host, manually configure the firewall according to Section 1.3.3, “Host Firewall Requirements”.
  2. Install the dashboard packages:

    # yum install cockpit-ovirt-dashboard
  3. Enable and start the cockpit.socket service:

    # systemctl enable cockpit.socket
    # systemctl start cockpit.socket
  4. You can log in to the Cockpit user interface at https://HostFQDNorIP:9090.