Previously we talked about Linux Dash. Cockpit is a GNU/Linux Server Management & Graphing Tool Which is Very Easy to Install by a New Too. We can Install Cockpit on Ubuntu Server. Linux Dash is no way closer to Cockpit for the integration with command line, ease of usage and cluster management. Cockpit project not many years ago launched, it aimed at providing a web based management interface. It already delivered a good impression for the simple management tasks and the design is actually good.
Cockpit has continually updating graph showing load, memory usage etc. You can view the system log, systemd managed control services and set up or manage the user accounts of the system. With more than one machines, one can integrate this installation in a central cockpit and administrate his computer of this Center.
Cockpit : GNU/Linux Server Management & Graphing Tool
Cockpit project does not want to deal with the service configuration but just with the service state. Cockpit does its things reliably – since
systemd simply offers a possibility, or not. Other web based solutions pushes a tougher decision to co-administrate the system manually via the shell as well as use a GUI tool.
Their web page states three tart – a friendly interface, a multi server management and no interference in mixed usage of web interface and shell. Normally none of us use Webmin, it is asking to hack the websites. Same goes even for PHPMyAdmin.Advertisement
Cockpit has the requirement of tools like
systemd which limits the usage to only GNU/Linux, some manual steps are obvious. It can quickly show the current health state, provide logs, start and stop the services, create new users, switch between servers and has a rescue console.
How to Install Cockpit on Ubuntu GNU/Linux Server
Here is the official website of Cockpit :
Single server installation is easy :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cockpit-project/cockpit
apt-get install cockpit
Once you finish the installation you need to start the cockpit service using the following command :
sudo systemctl start cockpit
After that, point towards :