Cockpit 136 and 137

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from versions 136 and 137.

Reordered entries in the sidebar menu

As a followup to the new look, the entries in the sidebar menu have now been reordered in a more sensible fashion:

  • System information
  • Logs for troubleshooting
  • Configuring major subsystems: Storage, Networking
  • What’s running: Containers and Virtual Machines
  • Implementation details: Admin accounts, Services/Units

Check out the screenshot below to see how this looks now.

Sidebar order

Storage management is more convenient

In order to make configuring storage more convenient, the Cockpit UI now prevents removing disks from a RAID when removal would lead to data loss due to an insufficient number of remaining volumes in the RAID. Also, when creating a Volume Group (LVM) or adding disk space to a Volume Group, unpartitioned space is now offered as a choice. If selected, Cockpit automatically creates a partition before adding it to the Volume Group. Check out the screenshots below to see how these features look.

Remove RAID disk Add unpartitioned disk

Consider user known_hosts for ssh connections

When managing remote machines, Cockpit now considers known host keys in the user’s ~/.ssh/known_hosts in addition to the system-wide /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts. This makes Cockpit behave more like the standard ssh client.

Try it out

Cockpit 137 is available now: