Web interface to a Cisco router's Top Talkers table for simple bandwidth usage monitoring
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Top Talkers

A web interface to a Cisco router's Top Talkers table, for simple bandwidth usage monitoring.

Getting Started

Edit settings.py and change the following settings to match your site:

  • TOPTALKERS_ROUTER (the IP address of the Cisco router with Top Talkers enabled)
  • TOPTALKERS_COMMUNITY (the community string for read-only access to the Top Talkers table on the router)

Then run:

deploy/tasks.py deploy:dev
django/website/manage.py update_ve
django/website/manage.py runserver

For Apache web server integration, look at the sample configuration files in the apache directory.

Automated Deployment

If you're not Aptivate and you want to use automated deployment, you'll most likely need to change some files and settings. The server which you deploy to will need to pull a copy of the source, with your changes, from a Git repository somewhere. Therefore, you'll need to put a fork of the project into your own repository, change the settings, and deploy that.

After cloning this project, go into the deploy directory, edit fabfile.py and check the repository settings:

env.repo_type = "git" or "svn"
env.repository = 'https://' or 'git://...' or 'git@...'
env.svnuser = '<username>' and env.svnpass = '<password>' for Subversion repositories

And the server name settings:

env.hosts = ['server-hostname']

For servers that are configured, remove the abort() line to make deployment work:

utils.abort('remove this line when server is setup')

In the same directory, edit project_settings.py and change the project name to something unique:

project_name = "acme_widgets"

In the django/website directory, edit the local_settings.py.* files and choose appropriate database settings. For example, you might well want to use SQLite databases for development, because they require minimal setup, and MySQL in production. You may also want to configure SOLR instead of Whoosh as the search engine.

All of these settings are used as overrides of settings.py, so any settings which apply to all environments can be made there. If your production server lives in a different timezone, you may wish to override TIME_ZONE in local_settings.py.production.

Now run these commands to generate a secret key and database password, symlink local_settings.py to an environment such as dev, create the database, tables and virtualenv, and download any dependent packages:

cd deploy
tasks.py deploy:dev
cd ..

You'll need to create a super user to log into the django-cms admin interface:

cd django/website
./manage.py createsuperuser

And then start the webserver:

./manage.py runserver

And start hacking!