If available on the system, Cockpit uses
to configure and monitor storage, disks, mounts etc. on the
system. This functionality is present in the Cockpit
storaged project is originally based on a project called
and added support for many more features such as
The same tools and backwards compatible API are available between
udisks the projects. Cockpit can use
udisks but disables
many of it's storage related features, including updating
/etc/crypttab for stability reasons.
For non root users, storaged controls access to its APIs via Policy Kit and a user logged into Cockpit will have the same permissions as they do from the command line.
To perform similar tasks from the command line, use the
$ udisksctl dump ...
To perform LVM tasks, you may use the various LVM commands, such as
lvresize and so on. Cockpit will detect such changes
made at the command line.
Cockpit recognizes devices with multiple paths and can start
multipathd service in case it is not running. On
the command line, you can control multipath features with the
To manage iSCSI initiators from the command line, you can use
iscsiadm and related tools.