RHEL 8 / CentOs 8 Administration with Cockpit Web Console
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RHEL 8 / CentOs 8 Administration with Cockpit Web Console

Manage physical and virtual Red Hat Enterprise Linux ( RHEL8 ) systems using new web based interface
4.4 (76 ratings)
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Created by Mushtaq Ali
Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 / CentOS 8 on a virtual machine
  • Enabling / Starting Web Console Service cockpit from command line
  • Managing User and Groups
  • Managing Storage via Web Console
  • Managing Software updates in the Web Console
  • Connecting Network File System (NFS)
  • Managing Remote Machines with Web Console
  • Creating RAID devices
  • Creating VDO storage devices
  • Create Containers with podman , buildah , skopeo
  • Create Containers with docker
  • Enabling / Disabling SELinux from Web Console
  • Configuring Static IP address on Network Interface
  • Configuring VLAN on Network Interface
  • Configuring Teaming
  • Configuring hostname, NTP settings , power options
  • Managing existing system services with systemd in Web Console
  • Basic knowledge of Linux Operating System (Any distribution)
  • Desire to Learn Linux System Administration


This course is a quick hand's on to managing Linux administration with easy to use Cockpit Interface. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 has adopted cockpit as a default web based interface for system management in latest release RHEL 8.

What is RHEL8 Web Console ? 

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux web console is an open source project called Cockpit. it is designed for managing and monitoring your local linux system, as well as remote Linux servers located in your network environment.

How RHEL 8 Management with Web Console help you ? 

With RHEL 8 Web Console , you can perform more daunting task in Linux administration with great ease, like storage management , containers management both docker container and new podman , buildah , skopeo , networking , system update and performance management and list goes on.

Who am I and why i choose to teach this course ? 

Being Linux System Administrator for the past decade i have learned the hard way to manage Linux systems effectively. In this course and consequent courses my focus is to deliver the smart and easy way to manage Linux Environment and manage applications and servers with great ease.

Course Content

This course will discuss different Linux administration tasks and demo how to perform those task with Cockpit Web Based Interface.  This task-oriented training course covers

  • Installation of Linux RHEL 8 / CentOS 8

  • Configuring Web-Console  ( cockpit )

  • Gathering System Information

  • Performing Basic System Administration Tasks

  • Checking systemd Logs

  • Create and Manage Storage , Physical , LVM , RAID , VDO , Thin Logical Volumes

  • Create and Manage Network Connection , Dynamic IP , Static IP Setting , Bond , Teaming ,  setup

  • Manage Virtual Machines from Web Console

  • Create and Manage Containers from Web Console

  • Manage systemd services from web console

  • Kernel Dump (kdump)

  • Software upgrade and subscription

  • Connecting and Managing Remote Servers


By the end of the course you will be able to Install and configure RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 , perform all the major task of system administration with a simple and easy to use web interface without learning all the in-depth command line

Disclaimer : This is not Red Hat official course but can be helpful for those who wish to pursue RHCSA certification . I have designed this course for practical administration

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in Enterprise Linux / CentOS

  • System Administrators

  • Linux users interested in learning System Administration.

  • Anyone interested to learn RHEL 8 the latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating System

Who this course is for:
  • Junior Linux system administrator
  • People with time constraint , who want to learn as fast as possible
  • People that have Linux experience, but would like to learn about Linux web administration
  • Engineers , Developers who want to manage Linux Development , Test , and Production machine in the most efficient way
  • People that need Linux knowledge for a personal or business project like hosting a website on a Linux server.
  • Professionals that need to perform administration , front desk support , developers that required to use the Linux operating system.
  • Fresher , aspiring to become a Linux system administrator, and require fast and simple approach to master Linux
  • Students and Professors working on research that require Linux operating system.
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:42:43
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:52

This is about course overview, how the course is organized into different sections and the topics that will be discussed throughout the course.

Preview 03:52
+ Installation and Configuring System
3 lectures 13:08

In this lecture complete installation of RHEL 8 is performed on Virtual Box Environment , all the different options in RHEL 8 installation are discussed such as storage , networking , language , time , kdump etc configuration. It also include configure and enable cockpit web console.

Preview 08:08

Lecture include basic overview of all the option available in cockpit dashboard , it touches on all the different tab that will be discussed throughout the rest of the course.

Cockpit RHEL 8 Web Console Overview

This includes steps to enable metric storage , so that cockpit dashboard can store logs for the 7 day period and generate graphical reports based on the stored metrics.

Preview 01:14
+ Basic System Configuration
5 lectures 03:13

This is a basic task to configure hostname on your test machine.

Task : Set the hostname

This lecture demonstrates how to set the hostname on your test server

Demo : Set the hostname

Steps to update system time settings through cockpit web console.

Task : Update System Time

Demo to show how to setup system datetime settings from cockpit web console.

Demo : Set up time

Demo to show different power options and how to execute those.

Demo : Power Options
+ Terminal
1 lecture 01:44

Basic overview of built-in terminal in cockpit web console.

Using Terminal in Web Console
+ System Logs
1 lecture 02:47

Lecture to show different option , filters available in journald log.

Log Overview
+ User Management
2 lectures 02:32

Tasks to add a new user to the test server.

Task: Create User Account

Demo on how to add new user to the system through web console and what are the available options in web console to perform the task.

Demo : Create a User Account
+ Service Management with systemd
1 lecture 10:35

lecture about system , different unit option available in web console , different filters that are available in web console and how to enable , disable different services.

systemd overview
+ Miscellaneous Sections
1 lecture 03:20

overview of miscellaneous tabs to enable kdump , generate sos report , set SELinux permissive through web console , register subscription are discussed in this lecture. 

Subscription , SOS Report , Kdump , SELinux
+ Storage Management
6 lectures 22:37

Storage overview is discussed what are the different option available in the interface and how to identify and use different type of storage through web console.

Storage Overview

steps demonstrated on how to configure tradition linux partition and mount the partition through web console.

Adding and Mounting Physical Storage

steps to manage lvm through web console , adding physical volume , logical volume , volume group , edit and change settings , mount partition , are all discussed.

Creating & Managing LVM Storage Volume

Creating RAID volume through web console and managing it through web console.

Managing a RAID volume

Creating a VDO device, mounting it to the system is discussed.

Managing VDO volume

Steps to connect to NFS share through web console is shown in this section.

Connecting to NFS Share
+ Network Management
4 lectures 11:23

This lecture demonstrates Setting up static ip addressing to an interface

Static IP addressing

Network interface bonding is discussed and demonstrated.

Network Interface Bonding

Interface teaming is demonstrated and how it can be configured through web console.

Configuring Interface Teaming

Demonstration on how to create VLAN from web console is shown in this section.

Creating VLAN