Using Cockpit to Monitor and Manage Multiple Linux Servers Graphically From a Web Browser

How do you manage your Linux servers.

The most likely answer is by logging into the server via SSH and then using the Linux commands for all kind of tasks.

Thataposs what most of us sysadmins do. But there is also a tiny percentage of the population who have to manage Linux servers despite not being too comfortable with the command line.

If you are one of those few people I have good news for you. There are several tools that allow you to manage Linux servers graphically.

Webmin and Cockpit are the most popular tools in this category.

pWe have already covered Webmin on Linux Handbook. Itaposs time to learn more on Cockpit.

Cockpit is a browser-based graphical administration tool for your Linux servers. With Cockpit installed on your server you can access the server from a browser and perform all the regular admin tasks such as configuring firewall changing network settings manage storage manage user accounts run containers install updates update software and more. You can also analyze CPU load memory usage network activity and disk performance.


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