OpenShift cockpit quickstart

Enabling openshift cockpit with the latest releases is quite simple, but requires using a local system account.

1- Install cockpit

yum install cockpit cockpit-kubernetes
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW -m tcp --dport 9090 -j ACCEPT
systemctl enable cockpit.service --now

2- Create a custom user to be used for cockpit administration

useradd -m -k /home/cloud-user cockpit
passwd cockpit #

3- access cockpit via a tunnel from the management network using the user cockpit credentials.

ssh -D11111 cloud-user@bastion
firefox http://master-ip:9090