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Install Cockpit on Ubuntu

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Install Cockpit on Ubuntu

Cockpit is an easy-to-use, lightweight and simple yet powerful remote manager for GNU/Linux servers, it’s an interactive server administration user interface that offers a live Linux session via a web browser.

It can run on several Linux distributions including DebianUbuntuFedoraCentOSRHELArch Linux among others.

Cockpit makes Linux discoverable thereby enabling system administrators to easily and reliably carry out tasks such as starting containers, managing storage, network configurations, log inspections coupled with several others.

In Ubuntu and Linux Mint distributions, Cockpit is not included, but you can install it from official Cockpit PPA by executing the following commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cockpit-project/cockpit
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cockpit
$ sudo systemctl enable --now cockpit.socket

How to Use Cockpit in Linux

After Cockpit installed successfully, you can access it using a web browser at the following locations.

https://ip-address:9090
OR
https://server.domain.com:9090

Enter system username and password to login in the interface below:

Cockpit Web Interface

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