Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes


After completing this scenario, users will be able to enable Terminal Session Recording and review recorded sessions.

Concepts included in this scenario:

  • Installing software for Terminal Session Recording
  • Enabling and recording terminal sessions
  • List recorded sessions
  • Replay recorded sessions using Web Console
  • Replay recorded sessions using the tlog command

Example Usecase:

An administrator on your team is having difficulty performing a task on a machine. You would like to review what has been done to see the state of the machine and task.

Author: Scott McBrien, Technical Content Manager (Red Hat)

Configuring Terminal Session Recording

Step 1 of 7

Step 1

Installing software

Install two rpm packages, cockpit-session-recording and tlog.

yum -y install cockpit-session-recording tlog


  cockpit-session-recording-1-29.el8.noarch                      tlog-5-1.el8.x86_64


The first package, cockpit-session-recording will add an additional feature Web Console which you will be using to enable and configure session recording. The tlog package will provide the tools which will be used to both record and view the recorded terminal sessions.