Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 161.
New VMs can be created on Machines page
The Machines page now has a “Create New VM” button for installing a new libvirt virtual machine from a local or remote ISO image. It allows the user to set some basic properties such as memory and storage sizes.
Thanks to Dominik Perpeet and suomiy for this feature!
VMs running in Kubernetes can now be deleted
Cockpit 160 added an initial overview of kubevirt Virtual Machines. This page now got a first action to delete a running VM.
Thanks to Marek Libra for this feature!
Improve LVM volume resizing
Cockpit now knows upfront whether shrinking or growing an LVM logical volume is possible, and whether the filesystem needs to be unmounted. Since shrinking and growing are quite different in practice, the Storage page now shows separate “Shrink” and “Grow” buttons. See it in action:
Add new Hardware Information page
On the System page the “Hardware” name is now a link to a new “Hardware information” page. For now this shows information about the system name, form factor, CPU, BIOS, and PCI devices. Other types of hardware will be added in future versions.
Rename cockpit-ovirt package to cockpit-machines-ovirt
The previous package name collided with a package that is already available in Red Hat Virtualization Host. This only affects Fedora, as other operating systems do not ship the Cockpit ovirt extension.
Stop advertising and supporting cockpit-bundled jQuery library
previously had some outdated information about jQuery, suggesting that users of
the Cockpit API should always load jQuery, and use the one bundled with
This has not been true for a long time, and was just forgotten to be cleaned up.
Previously the Cockpit code examples also did that, misleading developers who
used them as a starting point for their own modules.
Both the documentation and the examples got cleaned up now, and issues got filed on affected GitHub projects. From now on, please use your own jQuery module for your projects instead of cockpit’s bundled one. This avoids breaking your project when cockpit’s jQuery version gets updated.
Try it out
Cockpit 161 is available now: