Skydive is an open source real-time network topology and protocols analyzer. It aims to provide a comprehensive way of understanding what is happening in the network infrastructure.

Skydive agents collect topology informations and flows and forward them to a central agent for further analysis. All the informations are stored in an Elasticsearch database.

Skydive is SDN-agnostic but provides SDN drivers in order to enhance the topology and flows informations.

Topology Probes supported

Topology probes currently implemented:

  • NetLINK
  • NetNS
  • Ethtool

Topology connectors:

  • Neutron
  • Docker
  • Opencontrail

Flow Probes supported

Flow probes currently implemented:

  • sFlow
  • AFPacket
  • PCAP
  • PCAP socket

For more information, check section Captures