Install Cockpit, Web based Server Managment UI on Ubuntu 17.04

Cockpit is a simplified server GUI management web dashboard which helps us to manage server a lot easier. This tutorial will show you how to install Cockpit on Ubuntu 17.04. Cockpit can be installed on both server or desktop edition. Cockpit comes with a nice and simple user interface. We can easily monitor the CPU, Memory, Network performance directly from a web browser.

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Cockpit Dashboard

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Cockpit Storage section

Cockpit also comes with Terminal applet where we can use it to ssh to the server via command line.

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How to install Cockpit on Ubuntu 17.04

Open Terminal or connect to the server via ssh and simply execute this command

sudo apt install cockpit

Once completed, you can open a web browser with the following format

https://ip-address:9090

Log in with root user and you can start manage and monitor the server using Cockpit.

Ariel

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