I have written in the past about using Cockpit with Fedora and CentOS 7 here and here. Today playing with one of my Lightwave instances I discovered that Cockpit is also available for VMware Photon OS. The Cockpit packages are available in the photon-extras repository. If you do have it enabled in your Photon instances add the following photon-extras.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/.
Install cockpit package.
Next enable and start cockpit.socket with systemctl.
Open your favorite web browser and access Cockpit at http://photon_server:9090.
You can notice the nice Photon logo :)
The rest of the interface is basically the same, if you want to learn more about Cockpit I encourage you to read the official documentation and also the articles I linked at the beginning of this post.
Let’s be honest, you will not install and use Cockpit in your average Docker host but for your Lightwave domain controllers it can be useful.