Introducing the Weaveworks Kubernetes Library

We put together a collection of educational pages on how to run Kubernetes on AWS , focusing on best practices for configuration, installation options and management. Topics covered include: what Amazon services are required, the CNI interface and how pod networking is accomplished, defining ingress, how to use datastores with Kubernetes and how to meet the AWS IAM requirements.

Let's talk Go and Grafanalib at FOSDEM 2018

We're heading to Brussels for FOSDEM. Weaveworks Director of Engineering, Bryan Boreham (@bboreham), will be giving a couple of interesting talks covering Go and Grafanalib. If you're in town, be sure to check them out!

Make Machine Learning on Kubernetes portable and observable with Kubeflow and Weave Cloud

This step by step tutorial shows how to set up Kubeflow, a tool that simplifies set up of a portable Machine Learning stack and Weave Cloud on the Google Cloud Platform. Kubeflow users will then be able to use Weave Cloud to observe and monitor the stack, including metrics for resource management.

AWS re:Invent Container Workload Announcements

Abby Fuller, Senior Technical Evangelist at AWS gives an in depth overview on the recent announcements of AWS Fargate and EKS in an Q&A session at the Weave Online User Group.

Colorisebot, OpenFaaS and Weave Cloud

Colorisebot, is a Twitter bot that works with OpenFaaS to transform black-and-white photos into color within seconds. Learn how it works, including more about what OpenFaaS is and why it's becoming one of the hottest open-source projects right now!

How many Kubernetes ReplicaSets are in your cluster?

Are your Kubernetes ReplicaSets slowing you down? With a quick little clean up, our CPU load went down by 10%! Here's a quick overview of how you can check how many you have running, set a revision limit and even request a rollback.

KubeCon Knocked Our Socks Off!

What a week we've had in Austin with fellow Kubernauts (4,000 to be exact!) for the annual KubeCon event. Thank you for stopping by our booth and chatting containers, microservices and Kubernetes with us. And don't miss our exciting announcement in collaboration with Google!

And that's a wrap.... AWS re:invent 2017 is in the books!

What a week we had last week with our partners and peers (43,000 to be exact!) in Vegas for the annual AWS re:invent. Thank you for stopping by our booth and chatting containers, microservices and Kubernetes with us! Of course one of the most exciting moments was the EKS announcement, a managed Kubernetes offering on AWS.

Free tier of Weave Cloud on Google Cloud Platform

We've partnered with the Google team to create a simple set-up process that makes it easy to experience the power of Kubernetes (GKE) with Weave Cloud’s management capabilities. If you're exploring Kubernetes and want a completely integrated CI/CD pipeline with observability and monitoring then this gives you everything you need.

Storing Secure Sealed Secrets using GitOps

Sealed Secrets is a Kubernetes Custom Resource Definition Controller which allows you to store even sensitive information (aka secrets) in Git, which previously has not been an option. In addition, you can use Weave Cloud’s Deploy feature in conjunction with Sealed Secrets to create a continuous deployment pipeline where all operations are git based and where the desired state of your apps is declared in your git repos including your secrets.

Kubeadm is now Certified Kubernetes

Weaveworks, is proud to see Kubeadm become part of the Certified Kubernetes tools. Members of our Developer Experience team Ilya Dmitrichenko and Lucas Käldström are both core contributors of SIG-cluster-lifecycle. This particular SIG works on kubeadm, a tool for bootstrapping a best-practice Kubernetes cluster easily.

Running OpenFaaS on GKE - a step by step guide

In this tutorial you will learn how to set-up OpenFaaS on Kubernetes with monitoring and alerting using Weave Cloud. Using OpenFaaS for serverless avoids being locked-in to one of the cloud vendors. It's easy to run in Kubernetes, letting you mix different services depending on your applications needs.

Best practice session: Deploy, troubleshoot and control K8s powered containers on AWS

Weaveworks utilizes Kubernetes on AWS to achieve greater development velocity for a cloud native application to gain control and operational efficiencies. Read up on some of our best practices.

Announcing Kured, a Kubernetes Reboot Daemon

Kured (KUbernetes REboot Daemon) is a Kubernetes daemonset that performs safe automatic node reboots when the need to do so is indicated by the package management system of the underlying OS.

New for kubeadm v1.8: Easy upgrades of Kubernetes clusters and more

Hear from Weaveworks contractor Lucas Käldström on how far kubeadm has come, where it’s going, and how you can get involved.

GitOps Part 3 - Observability

Observability can be seen as part of the Continuous Delivery cycle for Kubernetes. Observed state must be compared with the desired state in Git.  The role of a GitOps dashboard is to enable observation and speed up understanding and validation of the system, and suggest mitigating actions. Monitoring alone does not answer all questions: metrics are symptoms but not the disease.

Troubleshooting a TensorFlow Predictive Model Microservice with Weave Cloud

Weave Cloud works alongside machine learning platforms such as Seldon’s. In this tutorial you will deploy a predictive service that recognizes drawn numbers from 0 to 9.

Continuous Delivery the Hard Way

Learn why you need Continuous Delivery and how we evolved Weave Cloud to achieve Continuous Delivery with the tools you already have, like Jenkins, Circle CI and with any container registry like DockerHub, Quay or even with a private registry.

Kubernetes and Weave Cloud: Part 1 - Configuring Continuous Delivery

Step by step instructions on how you can achieve automated continuous delivery to a Kubernetes cluster using Weave Cloud Deploy. We will cover configuring automated builds, immutable container images, deploying new container images and automating deployments.

The GitOps Pipeline - Part 2

GitOps relies on your whole system to be expressed declaratively. The GitOps pipeline model places Git at the design centre - everything upstream of deployment is anchored by Git. As a result a developer can update some code in GitHub and release into production as a pull request.