Fedora Server 21 Surprise

Recently I had a server death and I got a chance to update the OS. Coming from the RedHat background the choice was obvious: Fedora 21. After doing some post install checks like verifying the listening tcp ports I noticed that there was a new piece of software that was installed by default – a browser operated admin UI called Cockpit.

Cockpit has the basic ad-hoc monitoring capabilities for checking CPU,Disk I/O, Memory and network traffic with basic graphing. It also gives you the possibility to check the system journal, modify disc and network configuration (bridges, vlan etc) and configure the system services.

For me the coolest feature of Cockpit was the possibility to configure and launch docker containers right from the browser.