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Using Cockpit on CentOS

Cockpit is a new tool shipped with CentOS 8 that allows server management, including container management. This lab will allow you to become more familiar with the tool and think about its use cases.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Apr 03, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install Cockpit

    Given that we have a bare CentOS system, we need to install cockpit. Run the following to get the right software on the system:

    yum install cockpit -y
  2. Challenge

    Create the Required User

    Add the user trevor with the following information:

    Full Name: Trevor McTavish
    User Name: trevor
    Password: P1n3h34d!!

    Ensure the user is a member of the wheel group.

  3. Challenge

    Install the Required Plugin to Manage Containers in Cockpit

    The package required is cockpit-podman, so we can install it by running:

    yum install podman cockpit-podman -y

    Once installed, we need to restart cockpit to make sure the new software is recognized:

    systemctl restart cockpit
  4. Challenge

    Start an `rsyslog` Container

    Find the container, download it, and start the image.

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