Using Weave Net for NetworkPolicy in Kubernetes

FOSDEM is a free conference for Open Source developers, held each year in Brussels. In the Lightning Talk stream I gave a whistle-stop tour of the motivation, definition and implementation of Kubernetes NetworkPolicy using Weave Net. In...

Troubleshooting Containers in Kubernetes With Weave Scope & Weave Cloud

Weave Scope is an open-source container visualization and troubleshooting project from Weaveworks that gives you a top-down view into your application and infrastructure, showing the dependencies and communication links between containers....

What is Cloud Native and why should I care

Alexis Richardson, founder and CEO of Weaveworks, did a recent talk at Software Circus about “What Cloud Native is and why should I care.”Cloud Native is open source Cloud computing for applications, a trusted tool kit for modern...

Cloud Provider Options for a Container-Friendly Environment

The advent Docker and containers, has simplified packaging, deploying and supporting applications. However, with this advancement come challenges, as you also need a robust environment in which to deploy the containers. And that requires...

Docker Swarm Mode vs. Kubernetes: Key Facts You Need to Know

Docker Swarm Mode and Kubernetes are two of the most popular tools for container clustering and orchestration, despite their divergent philosophies and capabilities. Since both platforms are quite distinct, experience with one generally...

Continuous Delivery with Weave Flux

Weave Cloud runs on Kubernetes. Kubernetes give us a suite of tools for managing a running system, but it does have boundaries. In particular, it doesn’t care (and shouldn’t care) where your container images come from. But we do — we have...

Comparing Container Orchestrators: Six Choices Analyzed | Weaveworks

Comparing OrchestratorsIf you’re managing a large number of containers, or expecting to do so in the near future, the options for container orchestration tools — from major players such as Amazon and IBM to startups and open-source...

Securing Microservices in Kubernetes

IntroductionStarting with version 1.3, Kubernetes includes beta support for network policies that allow you to exert control over connections to your containers. For those unfamiliar with Kubernetes network policies they have the following...

Join Weaveworks at KubeCon Seattle + CloudNativeCon

KubeCon Seattle is Almost Here KubeCon Seattle is just around the corner and we hope to see you there Nov. 8-9. If you’re not familiar with KubeCon Seattle, the two-day event brings together thousands of Kubernetes technologists to hear...

Whodunnit? Debugging and Diagnosing Microservices with Weave Cloud Beta

Debugging is about understanding the system. If software is behaving in some unexpected way, it means there is some piece of the system you don’t understand. Microservices, in particular, spread the system’s behaviour across many...

Configuring Container Capabilities with Kubernetes

In this blog post, I discuss how to configure capabilities for Docker containers running on Kubernetes. Even though Linux containers run in their own isolated bubble, they aren’t just allowed to do anything they like. Some actions, such as...

Monitoring Your Kubernetes Infrastructure with Prometheus

In the last post in our series “Prometheus and Kubernetes”, Tom talked about how we use Prometheus to monitor the applications and services we deploy to Kubernetes. In this post, I want to talk about how we use Prometheus to monitor our...

Run Weave Net with Kubernetes in Just One Line

Kubernetes, the Open Source container orchestration system from Google, has very specific network requirements.  Historically people have used complex Salt and Bash scripts to configure networks to meet the requirements, but...

Prometheus and Kubernetes: Monitoring Your Applications

In this post we discuss how to configure Prometheus to monitor your Kubernetes applications and services, and some best practices that we have developed around instrumenting your applications in a consistent fashion based on our experience...

Prometheus and Kubernetes: Deploying

In this post I discuss the various options and tradeoffs we encountered at Weaveworks when deploying Prometheus with Kubernetes to monitor Weave Cloud. This is the second post in our series on Prometheus and Kubernetes, the first being...

Prometheus and Kubernetes: A Perfect Match

At the inaugural Prometheus London meetup, I gave a talk about how Weaveworks uses Prometheus to monitor Weave Cloud, which runs on a Kubernetes cluster in AWS.  In this series of blog posts I’ll expand on some of the practices we’ve...

Introducing Weave Scope 0.17 With Table Mode and Enhanced Performance

Scope 0.17 introduces a Table Mode as an alternative to Scope’s classic graph view. Table mode offers higher information density, and is particularly useful when there are many nodes in the graph view. It’s like a top command, for visualizing your containers!

Scope 0.15: Search and Enhanced Kubernetes Visualization

Weave Scope is a zero-config, drop-in solution for visualizing, monitoring and controlling your Docker and Kubernetes cloud-native applications. Today, we’re releasing Weave Scope 0.15, focused on Search and enhanced Kubernetes...

Announcing Weave Net 1.5: Container Network Interface (CNI) plugin for Kubernetes

Weave Net 1.5 will be released next week and includes a Container Network Interface (CNI) plug-in for Kubernetes 1.2 and other software that uses the CNI API. This means you can now use Weave Net as a native networking option for...

An important Cloud Native Computing Foundation milestone

Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) made three important announcements at Kubecon London. The first was the formation of the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), which performs a key role in determining which open...