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OpenStack Networking Cookbook by Chandan Dutta Chowdhury, Sriram Subramanian

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Monitoring the L3 bandwidth

The OpenStack Neutron provides you with metering commands in order to enable the monitoring of the Layer 3 (L3) traffic. The metering commands create a label that can hold a list of the packet matching rules. Neutron counts and associates any L3 packet that matches these rules with the metering label. In this recipe, we will learn how to use the L3 traffic monitoring commands of Neutron to enable packet counting.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will use a VM connected to a network that in turn is connected to a router. The following figure describes the topology:

Getting ready

We will use a network called private with a CIDR of 10.10.10.0/24 ...

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