[Openstack] Introducing "Show my network state" utility

Giuliano iner45 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 14:17:02 UTC 2013

Thank you for your feedback!
I think too that it would be a great idea to separate the "retrieve info"
part from the  "graphical" part, so I already separated them in my code.
The only remaining part is to serialize/deserialize the network info, I'll
look into that.

2013/10/16 Darragh O'Reilly <dara2002-openstack at yahoo.com>

> Hi Giuliano,
> great idea and nice work. I haven't tried it yet as I guess I would need
> to install X-Windows on servers. Also having to add a sudoers entry makes
> it less convenient too.
> It would be great if you could write a non-graphical helper program that
> could be called by sudo and it would run all the network commands and save
> them to a file (text - xml or json preferrably). Then the file could be
> copied to a laptop and opened with the gui program. Just like you can use
> -w with tcpdump and open the output file with WireShark. Then people would
> be able to quickly wget the script/program, run it, and upload the file
> somewhere. Then others could download the file and open it with the gui, to
> help diagnose a problem.
> Re, Darragh.
> > Hi all!
> > I've made a simple network utility and I'd like to share it with the
> > community!
> > It's called "Show my network state" and it's a graphical network topology
> > visualizer for a single host.
> > I made it to simplify the network management of Openstack nodes. All that
> > OVS bridges, veth pairs and patch ports were simply a mess to read from
> > command line so I decided to realize "visual dashboard" to show them all.
> > The code is BSD licensed and hosted on GITHUB.
> >
> >
> > Please let me know if you find it useful!
> > I'd also like to receive some feedback, errors, etc.
> >
> > The Website is the following:
> > https://sites.google.com/site/showmynetworkstate/
> >
> >
> > Giuliano
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