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This is OPTIONAL but highly recommended and can provide some helpful tools/insights while in the field.

Notably Cockpit includes a terminal via a web browser. Perfect for on-the-go tuning of network settings and/or disaster recovery.

Further reading:


#add-apt-repository ppa:cockpit-project/cockpit
apt update
apt install cockpit cockpit-doc cockpit-dashboard \
    cockpit-docker cockpit-machines cockpit-networkmanager \
    cockpit-dashboard cockpit-system \
    cockpit-storaged cockpit-packagekit \
    cockpit-system cockpit-ws \
    packagekit-tools cracklib-runtime


Leave the defaults (including SSL certificate). This is here to save you on the fly or when not near a ‘full’ computer. Defaults are a good thing at times.

Allow internal access

If you already setup firewalld, run the following to allow access from the INTERNAL network only.

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=internal --add-port=9090/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload

Grant Admin User(s) Access to Docker

usermod -aG docker [admin_user]
systemctl restart docker

Accessing Cockpit after install