Copyright (c) 2018 Koren Lev (Cisco Systems), Yaron Yogev (Cisco Systems) and others

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Calipso = OpenStack/VIM Network Discovery and Assurance


We are going to enhance the way Cloud Network Administrators(CNA) and Tenant Network Administrators(TNA) Understands, Monitors and Troubleshoot highly distributed OpenStack and other virtual Environments.

Product developed using micro-services and following the Domain-Driven-Design process and procedures: ref: http://www.methodsandtools.com/archive/archive.php?id=97

Product Intent:

Provide CNA and TNA with support for:
1. Building virtual Network inventory and visualizing all inter-connections in real-time
2. Monitor virtual network objects state and health
3. Troubleshoot failures in virtual networks
4. Assess impact of failure in virtual networks
5. baseline plugin framework for analytics of this type of data and details, like root cause analysis

Promo (pre-release, updated Aug 15th)



  • Koren Lev (korlev@cisco.com)
  • Yaron Yogev (yayogev@cisco.com)

Calipso uses API, DataBase and Command-Line adapters for interfacing with the Cloud infrastructure to logically discover every networking component and it's relationships with others, building a smart topology and inventory. Calipso uses Sensu framework for Monitoring. It automatically deploys and configures the necessary config files on all hosts, writes customized checks and handlers to setup monitoring per inventory object, as defined in the Calipso virtual networking discovery model. After collecting the data, from processes and workers provisioned by the cloud management systems, calipso dynamically checks for health and availability, as a baseline for SLA monitoring. Calipso allows networking administrators to operate, plan for maintenance or troubleshooting and provides an easy to use hierarchical representation of all the virtual networking components.

Copyright (c) 2017 Koren Lev (Cisco Systems), Yaron Yogev (Cisco Systems) and others.

The following wonderful and very talented engineers has been coding, at various times, and contributing to Calipso’s development:

Ilia Abashin - iabashin@cisco.com Eyal Lapid - eyal.lapid@protonmail.com Xiaocong Dong - buptdxc@gmail.com Stas Isakov - sisakov@cisco.com Ofir Ashery - oashery@cisco.com