Exploring 3-dimentional visualization of the data sets collected by cfEngine


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Høgskolen i Oslo. Avdeling for ingeniørutdanning

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Master i nettverks- og systemadministrasjon


cfEngine or Configuration Engine is an administration tool used to configure and maintain computer systems. There is a part of cfEngine that is responsible for collection of information about systems’ state. As a result, it produces a lot of data that can be shown as a graphs, lots of graphs. Operator can not observe all these graphs simultaneously. We propose a system that generates all these graphs as objects in 3-dimentional World. We will show that the system presenting many graphs simultanously in a new and unusual type of environment can benefit from changing traditional 2-dimentional windowed look to the 3-dimentional Virtual World. Graphs are located in 3-dimentional space according to their importance. File format must be standard compliant as much as possible in order to provide a results that can be viewed in general browser and that appear in different browsers in a similar way.


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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10642/483