The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) web console is a web-based interface designed for managing and monitoring RHEL systems. This powerful and extensible web console ensures that system admins—even those new to Linux—can accomplish many complex tasks such as administering storage, managing users accounts, configuring network interfaces, performing system updates and inspecting logs.

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What's new in the web console in RHEL 9.1 and 8.7

February 13, 2023 - Brian Smith

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) web console is a simplified web-based management tool that lets you manage many aspects of RHEL more efficiently. RHEL versions 9.1 and 8.7 were released in November 2022, and included a number of new features and enhancements related to the web console that will be highlighted in this full post

Connecting to the RHEL web console, part 2: Running the Cockpit web server

September 29, 2022 - Brian Smith

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) web console provides a web-based graphical interface for managing and monitoring systems. The web console can be used to complete a wide variety of tasks, such as managing storage, users, the firewall, monitoring performance metrics, reviewing log files, installing system updates and many others…read full post

Connecting to the RHEL web console, part 1: SSH access methods

September 22, 2022 - Brian Smith

There are two primary methods available to remotely manage and administer a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system: the command line interface over an SSH connection and the RHEL web console…read full post

Automate RHEL web console deployments with the Cockpit and certificate RHEL System Roles

March 29, 2022 - Brian Smith

Automation can help increase efficiency, save time, and improve consistency, which is why Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) includes features that help automate many tasks. The RHEL System Roles is a collection of Ansible content that helps provide consistent workflows and streamline the execution of many manual tasks…read full post

Performance troubleshooting with the RHEL Web Console

February 1, 2022 - Brian Smith

The Web Console in RHEL is a great place to start troubleshooting a potential performance issue on a RHEL system. Learn in this post how the Web Console can show you current real time performance information, historical graphs of performance metrics, and more…read full post

How to access and manage RHEL within Red Hat Satellite

October 7, 2021 - Brian Smith

Integrating the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) web console and the Satellite management interface can simplify administration and save time.…read full post

Managing Virtual Machines from the RHEL 8 Web Console

April 18, 2019 - Brian Smith

If you’ve been using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for very long, you’ve likely created and used KVM virtual machines at some point. In RHEL 7, the primary graphical user interface tool that is used for this is virt-manager. With RHEL 8, now in beta, you’ll be able to do this from your browser…read full post

Managing RHEL 8 from your Mobile Device with the Web Console

April 9, 2019 - Brian Smith

Before coming to work at Red Hat as a Technical Account Manager (TAM), I worked as a system administrator for many years. I participated in on-call rotations where I was available 24 hours a day in case any issues came up after hours…read full post

Interactive labs

Take advantage of these no-cost interactive labs and get started with RHEL web console today.

Using RHEL web console to monitor performance

In this interactive lab, you'll learn how to monitor system performance using the RHEL web console. After completing this scenario, you'll know how to authenticate to the web console and inspect system performance using the PCP-Cockpit integration.

Using RHEL web console to build virtual machine images

After completing this hands-on lab, you'll be able to create customized RHEL images using the Image Builder plugin within web console. You'll create a custom blueprint to use for image creation, build a customer RHEL machine image and monitor the image build process.

Managing system updates using the RHEL web console

In this lab, you'll learn how to apply system updates to RHEL 9 systems. This includes authenticating into the web console, inspecting available updates using the Software Updates application and using the Software Updates application to apply those updates.


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About the author

Brian Smith is a Product Manager at Red Hat focused on RHEL automation and management.  He has been at Red Hat since 2018, previously working with Public Sector customers as a Technical Account Manager (TAM).  

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