Software and technical details of Fedora Server 38 including cockpit screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) The cockpit login page.

Use an administrative user to log in successfully. If the root is not permitted to remote login using SSH, the root user could not log in.

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login page

SCREENSHOT 2) After successful login the System overview screen is shown.

It resembles a dashboard with brief information about the system’s Health, Usage, System Information, and Configuration. There is an “Administrative access” link to limit privileges or to escalate privileges if needed. This user is with administrative privileges and it has access to all cockpit pages.

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System Overview

SCREENSHOT 3) The logs page shows the last 24 hours’ logs with priority “error”.

There are multiple filters – Hours, Priority, Identifier, and editable filter fields.

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Logs Last 24 hours

SCREENSHOT 4) Clicking on a log entry will display a detailed page for the error.

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Logs a single entry defailed

SCREENSHOT 5) The Storage page shows real time read and write statistics, information for the filesystems, drives, devices (there is a RAID functionality), iSCSI targets, and NFS mounts and functionality to add and manage ones. In addition, there are Storage logs at the bottom of the page.

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Storage devices drives filesystems storage logs

SCREENSHOT 6) The Networking page includes information for real-time Transmitting and Receiving bandwidth.

Firewall rules, which can be added or deleted. All interfaces and the current IP and bandwidth and at the bottom, there are the last records of the Network logs. Networking configurations such as IPv4, IPv6, DNS, MTU, and MAC could be modified.

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Networking firewall interfaces logs

SCREENSHOT 7) All user accounts and simple management such as create, update, delete, lock and Login history.

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Accounts create update delete

SCREENSHOT 8) Services pages offer management of the systemd services, targets, sockets, timers, and paths.

For each service it is included relationships, path, memory, and the last logs.

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Services targets sockets timers paths

SCREENSHOT 9) To show all applications check if there are new ones with the top left button for a refresh.

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Check for new applications

SCREENSHOT 10) In fact, Applications are the cockpit plugins.

The Applications extend the cockpit with new functionality and features. By default, two Applications are installed – Networking, SELinux and Storage. Currently, there are around 11 Applications such as container management podman (Red Hat’s docker), Machines, which use libvirt and QEMU to start full virtualized machines, logs, diagnostics, and more.

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Applications for cockpit

SCREENSHOT 11) SELinux application provides the ability to switch to Enforcing and Permissive modes and there is logging functionality, too.

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SCREENSHOT 12) The software updates page offers a detailed view of the updates and what kind of updates are pending – critical or not.

There are two main types of choices to install updates – to install only the security ones or all. Click on “Check for updates” to check if there are new updates.

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Software updates

SCREENSHOT 13) Refreshing package information.

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Checking software status

SCREENSHOT 14) There is a terminal application on the web page.

Escalating to the root user is possible. There are COPY and PASTE functionality.

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