Installing Cockpit and Additional Modules

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

The goal for this lab is to install the Cockpit system management software on a system. Once the base Cockpit install has been completed, you will check to see which modules were installed and install the Software Updates module along with a few others. The last step of this lab will be to confirm Cockpit is accessible via the default port, log into the console and confirm the Software Updates and other modules were installed and are accessible.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Connect to the server and install Cockpit
  • Use yum to install the cockpit package.
Review available Cockpit packages and install additional modules
  • Use yum list to see which Cockpit modules have been installed.
  • Install the packages for cockpit-dashboard, cockpit-doc, cockpit-packagekit, and cockpit-storaged.
Confirm optional modules were installed and check for Operating System Updates
  • Launch a web browser and connect to the server via the public IP address using HTTPS on port 9090.
  • Check each of the optional modules and confirm they were installed.
  • Check for available OS updates using the Software Updates module.

Additional Resources

Your company has several servers that have been isolated either due to security concerns or to protect the production environment from development impacts. The IT leadership team has created a project to evaluate individual server management tools to provide a consistent management and support interface for the Help Desk, developers, and server support team. Cockpit is one of the tools that has received a lot of interest due to its open source nature and extensibility. A server has been provisioned as a test environment for the different teams to evaluate the Cockpit interface.

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