Cockpit 238

Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly.

Here are the release notes from Cockpit version 238.

Updates: List outdated software that needs a restart

Cockpit now uses Tracer to discover outdated services and applications after each software update.

In some cases, software updates might not require a reboot or any services to be restarted.

Update no restart

When necessary, Cockpit will prompt to restart services or schedule a system reboot.

Update with restart

Currently, Tracer is only supported in Fedora. In distributions where Tracer is not available, Cockpit will reboot after software updates, as it has previously done.

Web server: Preserve permissions of administrator-provided certificates

Cockpit’s web server supports and encourages using your own TLS certificate and key in /etc/cockpit/ws-certs.d/. certificates.

For enhanced compatibility with other software, Cockpit has been changed to only adjust permissions for certificates it creates and manages itself. These specific files are 0-self-signed.cert and 10-ipa.cert. If you do provide your own certificate, you must ensure these files are readable by the cockpit-ws user or group, in addition to other software using the certificates.

System: Performance page shows busiest CPU cores

CPU cores metrics

Machines: VM disk creation supports a custom path

Custom paths are now supported when adding disks to a VM. Supported file types include disk files (qcow, qcow2, and raw images) and CD/DVD ISOs (which will be attached as a CD-ROM device).


Try it out

Cockpit 237 is available now: