Release Notes: Kinetic-Cockpit-NginxRC1/RC2
Introduction: The Cockpit managed Ubuntu Full VM image included in this release is intended to server as a “developers’ playground” for the threefold grid and address numerous problems facing new developers using and developing for the threefold grid. This image utilizes the 22.1 Kinetic Kudu cloud image with the Cockpit interface from Cockpit.Project and a NGINX web server pre-installed.
Deployment: This image can be deployed on any 3node, to do so you will select “Full VM” and under the OS drop down you will select other and paste this link into the box.
upon deployment you will find a Ubuntu server running 22.1 kinetic kudu with a webserver welcome page at its public IP address and a management interface at the public ip address with port 9090 appended. The interface deploys with no password set for the root account which is required to login to cockpit. In order to set one you will need to SSH the deployment and use “passwd root”
alternatively this link deploys without ssh, and with no password set on root, but be warned until you correct this situation anyone can log in to the web interface by entering “root” with no password
Functionality: This VM image is equipped with everything you need in order to build your own Flist for the Threefold Grid and/or run a webserver that you have complete control of. In the base image that you just deployed you will find the following sections.
Overview- This is your HUD for your deployment with information deployments health, update status and current workload, this page is also where you can manage active domain Aswell as your keys that will be used to connect to other deployments.
Logs-This tab show you the output of your servers logs
Storage- This tab is where you can manage the drives attached to your deployment, This tab also includes support for mounting off-grid network file systems, you must perform the network and updates fix for nfs mounts to install/function
Networking- As it sounds, here you will manage your network interfaces and the firewall of your deployment on initial deployment you are unable to manage the interfaces themselves in order to fix this you will need to follow this tutorial on fixing network management and system updates
after the above fix
Virtual Machines- This tab uses the QEMU hypervisor running on your server to allow you to run instances of other operating systems within your deployment. This tool can be used to create images for deployment on the grid and to host additional resources within your deployment that you can then use nginx to proxy to from your public address
Accounts- this is where you can manage all of your user accounts, manage passwords, ssh keys that are allowed for users and etc.
Services- this tab lists all services installed on the machine and allows you to manage their running/boot status
Applications: this inteface monitors what Cockpit Plugins you have installed.
Software Updates: this allows you to manage the update status of the underlying 22.1 kinetic kudu image, this tab will be non-function without this fix https://youtu.be/7gkOe4W_tfs
Terminal: This gives you browser access to the native terminal of the 22.1 kinetic kudu image the same as if you had sshed into the node
Resources for using these images
Nginx SSl with Certbot
Cockpit SSL with Lets Encrypt
Apache Web Server
Apache Web server SSL with Lets Encrypt
The project Itself’s documentation