Cockpit is a web based system administration tool for Linux. It comes with some features you need to configure and manage your Linux server via web browser. This tutorial is going to show you how to install and configure Cockpit on CentOS 7. Before we go through, you may want to have a look at some screenshots of the Cockpit on my CentOS 7 below.
What you can do with Cockpit?
We can easily monitor the server performance, system load, processor and memory usage. Also we can manage and monitor the storage on our system, configure RAID, LVM and many more. You can also generate diagnostic report for the server in few clicks.
How to install Cockpit on CentOS 7
In Terminal run the following commands to install Cockpit on CentOS 7
sudo yum install cockpit
sudo systemctl enable --now cockpit.socket
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=cockpit
sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Once completed, open web browser and type the following address. Make sure you note your CentOS IP address.
Change the 10.34.0.1 with your server IP address. Use root user and password to log in.