Installation of Fedora 23 Server and Administration with Cockpit Management Tool

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Marin Todorov

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17 Responses

  1. Ravi Modi says:

    How can i install VPN on Fedora server? Do i need to install something for the same? My server is not connected with internet so can i download any vpn separate and then install on server?

    Please guide.

  2. Patrick says:

    Works perfectly! Thank you, Ravi.

  3. Patrick says:

    during my install of Fedora23 as a virtual machine in VMware vSphere, step 9 “Software Selection”, did not come up. My question now is how I can install a GUI. For a while I’m using the cockpit with no problems. Could you please tell me the right command?
    Thank you,

    • Ravi Saive says:


      With the help of following commands you can easily install GUI environment in Fedora 23 Server as shown.

      # dnf -y group install "Fedora Workstation" 
      • Chris Bedford says:

        Thanks, that’s useful… but after doing this (confirmed it’s installed: run the command again and get a message ‘already installed, skipping’) the gui doesn’t start – still have CLI login after startup. How to make it start, preferably automatically?

        • Ravi Saive says:


          Follow these instruction to login into default Graphical Interface.

          1. Open /etc/inittab file:

          # vi /etc/inittab

          2. Change the numeral 3 to 5 and save the file.

          Reboot the system and your system will restart and present a graphical login.

  4. Robert says:

    How do you add a graphical login for server (for all users)?

  5. Len says:

    I believe your screen capture for the DNS entry is wrong. You show as a domain.

  6. Randy says:

    Hi, I enjoyed your tutorial, but came unstuck after a reboot.
    You need to add
    firewall-cmd –permanent –add-service=cockpit
    as well as
    firewall-cmd –add-service=cockpit
    in order for the firewall change to survive a reboot.

  7. Mak says:

    I am a first use of Linux fedora server 23.but I can not go next option of or 22image label that means root system.please help me

  8. suresh says:

    i installed fedora 23 on a virtual box where guest os is windows , after installation completed successfully on virtual box ,on the terminal it provided with a url where i can access the fedora 23 console.
    i tried to access fedora console from my windows machine using the url provided by server i was not able to access it , how do i access fedora console from my windows machine when fedora 23 is up and running on Virtual box?

    Thank you for your help in advance

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Both Windows and Fedora 23 on same network with communication with each other? have you opened port for fedora console? to access Cockpit Fedora console from windows machine, both machine must be on same network and should ping each other..

  9. colby says:

    Hello, awesome post.

    When I try to start a docker container i get the message –

    Error attaching: configured logging reader does not support reading

    any ideas

    thanks a bunch!

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