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cockpit (4) Versions 0.4.1

Installs/Configures cockpit

cookbook 'cockpit', '~> 0.4.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'cockpit', '~> 0.4.1'
knife supermarket install cockpit
knife supermarket download cockpit
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cockpit cookbook

This cookbook installs and configures the Cockpit server administration interface.


  • Supports RHEL 7.x
  • Install and configure Cockpit service with packages from Red Hat Extras repo
  • Optionally install Cockpit features - PCP metrics logging and Kubernetes dashboard
  • Deploy custom SSL certificate for Cockpit from Chef Vault or a Chef data bag
  • Configure firewalld and SELinux policies for Cockpit
  • Specify port for Cockpit console


  • 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', '~> 0.4.0'

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.
  • node['cockpit']['configure_repo'] - Configure / enabled yum repositories for Cockpit as specified by node['cockpit']['repo']
  • node['cockpit']['repo'] - Three allowed values here:

1) rhel-7-server-extras-rpms : Use RHEL Extras repo for Cockpit packages, except cockpit-kubernetes, if enabled, which has to come form CentOS Extras.

2) centos-extras : Configure CentOS 7 Extras repo to install Cockpit packages only. It is preferable to use the yum-centos cookbook instead.

3) cockpit-preview - Install the latest, bleeding edge versions of Cockpit packages from the cockpit-preview COPR repo

Custom SSL certificate

A custom SSL certificate and key can be provided as follows:
* node['cockpit']['ssl_vault'] - Name of data bag or Chef vault
* node['cockpit']['ssl_item'] - Name of item in vault / data bag containing JSON keys for the certificate (cert) and private key (key) in the PEM format. See test/integration/data_bags for an example.


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
chef-vault >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Collaborator Number Metric

0.4.1 failed this metric

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

Contributing File Metric

0.4.1 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must contain a file

Foodcritic Metric

0.4.1 failed this metric

FC066: Ensure chef_version is set in metadata: cockpit/metadata.rb:1
FC069: Ensure standardized license defined in metadata: cockpit/metadata.rb:1
FC070: Ensure supports metadata defines valid platforms: cockpit/metadata.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 16.3.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

No Binaries Metric

0.4.1 passed this metric

Testing File Metric

0.4.1 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must contain a file

Version Tag Metric

0.4.1 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must include a tag that matches this cookbook version number