Getting Started

Information on how to setup our demo and build cc-backend

The central component of ClusterCockpit is the web- and api backend cc-backend. We provide a demo setup that allows you to get an impression of the web interface. If you just want to try the demo and you have a Linux OS you can do so using the cc-backend release binary. You find detailed instructions on how to setup the demo with the release binary here If you have a different OS or want to build cc-backend yourself follow the instructions below.


To build cc-backend you need:

  • A go compiler, version 1.20 or newer. Most recent os environments should have a package with a recent enough version. On MacOS we recommend to use Homebrew to install on.
  • A node.js environment including the npm package manager.
  • A git revision control client.
  • For the demo shell script you need wget to download the example job archive

Try it out!

All ClusterCockpit components are available within the GitHub ClusterCockpit project.

Clone cc-backend and change directory into the repository:

git clone && cd cc-backend

Execute the demo start script:


What follows is output from building cc-backend and downloading the job-archive

HTTP server listening at

Open a web browser and access http://localhost:8080. You should see the ClusterCockpit login page:

ClusterCockpit Login page

Enter demo for the Username and demo for the Password and press the Submit button. After that the ClusterCockpit index page should be displayed:

ClusterCockpit Index page

The demo user has the admin role and therefore can see all views.

For details about the features of the web interface have a look at the user guide.



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