Cockpit 155

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 155.

NFS client support

The Storage page now shows currently mounted NFS volumes and offers to mount/unmount them. Note that this does not yet support Kerberos authentication; for now this relies on the classic hosts.allow/hosts.deny ACLs.

See it in action:

Add “Maintenance” switch for oVirt hosts

Switching a host to maintenance mode causes all VMs to be migrated to another running oVirt host.

oVirt Maintenance mode

Fix Terminal rendering issues in Chrome

Console programs like Midnight Commander which use graphical characters were previously distorted in the Terminal in the Chrome Browser.

Improve Ctrl+W behaviour in the Terminal

Ctrl+W is commonly being used in a Terminal shell to delete the last word, but in web browsers it closes the current window or tab. Cockpit now causes a confirmation dialog to pop up on Ctrl+W when the Terminal is focused to avoid accidental closing.

Support the upcoming OpenShift 3.7 release

When available, use the rbac.authorization API instead of the policybinding API for determining project permissions. OpenShift 3.7 now properly supports the former and stops supporting the latter. Cockpit remains compatible with older OpenShift releases.

Try it out

Cockpit 155 is available now: