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cockpit (4) Versions 0.3.0

Installs/Configures cockpit

cookbook 'cockpit', '= 0.3.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'cockpit', '= 0.3.0'
knife supermarket install cockpit
knife supermarket download cockpit
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cockpit cookbook

This cookbook installs and configures the Cockpit server administration interface.


Cockpit is installed as a package from the Red Hat Extras repository. Attributes can be used to configure the Cockpit service. Initially supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1+, with CentOS support coming soon.

The cookbook configures SELinux policies and firewalld.

The goal is to keep the cookbook and code simple and minimal.


  • Tested to work with Chef 12.7.x or higher
  • Requires a system with a valid and active Red Hat Subscription and access to Red Hat repositories from or via Satellite / Katello.

Simple Cookbooks

This is intended to be the first of a series of simple cookbooks for RHEL 7.x / CentOS 7.x. The idea is to have simple reusable code, minimal dependencies and stick to best practices for RHEL 7.x.

  • Always use RPM installs, from official repos where possible
  • Include options to configure SELinux, Firewalld, SystemD services
  • Common dependencies to support configuration of yum repos, Red Hat subscriptions, manage config files with Augeas, firewalld, and SELinux policies.


Place a dependency on the cockpit cookbook in your
cookbook's metadata.rb:

depends 'cockpit', '~> 0.3.0'

Or include the default recipe in your run list as 'recipe[cockpit]'.

This cookbook depends on the firewalld cookbook, the augeas cookbook and the Red Hat Subscription Manager cookbook.


These attributes can be used to customize the Cockpit install.

  • node['cockpit']['port'] - Modify the listen port for Cockpit.
    Defaults to 9090.
  • node['cockpit']['logintitle'] - Set the LoginTitle attribute in cockpit.conf, which is shown on the login page.
  • node['cockpit']['features']['pcp'] - Install the PCP framework to allow Cockpit to store system metrics.
  • node['cockpit']['features']['kubernetes'] - Install the Kubernetes dashboard. At the moment this uses the CentOS 7 Extras repo to get the cockpit-kubernetes package.


Integration tests are written in (BATS)[]


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

Dependent cookbooks

redhat_subscription_manager ~> 0.5.0
firewalld ~> 1.1.1
selinux_policy ~> 0.9.5
augeas >= 0.0.0
yum-centos >= 0.4.13

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Collaborator Number Metric

0.3.0 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

Foodcritic Metric

0.3.0 failed this metric

FC033: Missing template: /tmp/b5b53e03f2f68f51fec089f3/cockpit/recipes/default.rb:25