CentOS 8 is having pre-installed cockpit packages on non minimal installations as well as firewall ports are opened, Package can be obtained from CentOS default repositories for minimal installations. Cockpit’s web interface can be used for managing machines remotely easily.
Cockpit is now compatible with mobile browsers, thus managing systems using mobile devices is possible now. Cockpit’s page now warns and informs about missing updates and subscriptions. Cockpit interface can also be used to apply Policy-based Decryption rules to disks on the systems.
Virtual Machines can now be created and managed using Cockpit. Another enhancement is that Networking page allows modification of firewall rules.