I am doing sysAdmin for a WISP. Linux was supposed to be a driving reason for me being hired, but in reality the owner/engineer/architect does not want to spend time in a shell. He runs Windoze, and wants to administer from Windoze. I need to admin from Linux through and through for sanity’s sake.
A couple months back we demo’d Cockpit on a CEntOS 7 install, and it was lacking. However, on the CEntOS/RHEL 8 and Fedora 31 installs it has moved the needle quite a bit.
A major solution he is looking for is the ability to manage virtual machines from a web or application interface much like VMWare. This was the inspiring feature addition that makes Cockpit look like a promising solution.
I have spent a lot of time in Virtual Machine Manager, but I have very little experience with VMWare or the capabilities of the interface. Will Cockpit’s virtual machine management features hold weight with the VMWare of yesteryear to allow cross-platform administrative management of our Linuxy daemons?
Thanks for the show Eric and Brandon!