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Cockpit is a free and open source Linux server manager. With Cockpit, you can administer a Linux server via the web browser. Among some of Cockpit features are it is lightweight, has an easy-to-use interface, you can administration multiple servers and perform tasks such as managing storage, network configurations, log inspections, etc.

After the links section below is a screenshot of the Cockpit dashboard on the Storage tab from the Cockpit Project website.

Cockpit – The easy-to-use, integrated, glanceable, and open web-based interface for your servers


  • Discoverable – Cockpit makes GNU/Linux discoverable. See your server in a web browser and perform system tasks with a mouse. It’s easy to start containers, administer storage, configure networks, and inspect logs.
  • Designed & tested – Cockpit is designed with your goals in mind. We also routinely test Cockpit with usability studies to make it work the way you’d expect. As a result, Cockpit gets easier to use all the time.
  • Team-friendly – Cockpit is friendly enough for those new to Linux and useful for seasoned admins too.
  • Packages included – Installing and running Cockpit is simple. It’s already included in most of the major distributions.

— from Cockpit‘s home page.

Cockpit Dashboard

Cockpit Dashboard

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