Cockpit – A remote manager for GNU/Linux servers
Easy to use
Cockpit is perfect for new sysadmins, allowing them to easily perform simple tasks such as storage administration, inspecting journals and starting and stopping services.
Jumping between the terminal and the web tool is no problem. A service started via Cockpit can be stopped via the terminal. Likewise, if an error occurs in the terminal, it can be seen in the Cockpit journal interface.
You can monitor and administer several servers at the same time. Just add them with a single click and your machines will look after its buddies.
Note:- Unless you got Cockpit via a stable release of an OS, treat it as pre-release software. We recommend installing pre-release versions in a virtual machine.
Install cockpit on ubuntu 15.04/15.10
Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jpsutton/cockpit
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cockpit
Once you finish the installation you need to start the cockpit service using the following command
sudo systemctl start cockpit
If you want to start cockpit service automatically when you reboot your server use the following command
sudo systemctl enable cockpit.socket
Cockpit GUI access
You can access cockpit GUI using the following URL
Once it opens you should see the following screen here you need to enter your login details to enter
Once it opens you should see the following screen
If you want to manage multiple servers using cockpit first you have to install cockpit on all the servers.