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June 22, 2017

Visualizing resource utilization with Scope

The Weave Scope UI provides a neat way of visualizing the real-time state of your application as a graph of interconnected nodes. While good for answering structural questions about your system, this view falls short when trying to...

June 05, 2017

Architecture models for Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes

Luke Marsden explores different architecture models for achieving continuous delivery with Kubernetes. He will be discussing best practices such as establishing a single source of truth and utilizing efficient rollbacks without requiring new code changes to be pushed.

May 31, 2017

Extending Weave Scope With Custom Plugins

We show the essential information needed to create a plugin written in Go and point you to the resources you’ll need to do it yourself. The result should be a working plugin that you’ve built yourself.

May 30, 2017

Linux Namespaces and Go Don't Mix

Martynas Pumputis explains how a Weave Net bug uncovered considerable limitations of Go programming language runtime.

May 25, 2017

Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Integration: What's the Difference?

Continuous delivery vs. continuous integration vs. continuous deployment. Do you know what the differences are? Our blog clears it up for you.

May 24, 2017

Understand Istio with Weave Cloud

In the Weave Cloud and Istio tutorial, we show you how to configure Istio for microservices and how to use Weave Cloud to explore and monitor the traffic flow between the microservices as it runs in the service mesh.

May 23, 2017

The Long Tail: Tools to Investigate High Long Tail Latency

Figuring out what's causing slow requests or ops can be tricky. Tom Wilkie shares the tools he used to investigate high long tail latency.

May 19, 2017

Adding a Service to Weave Cloud and Other Best Practices

Learn how to add a service to Weave Cloud – from naming and organization to security and monitoring, Tom Wilkie shares best practices and lessons learned.

May 18, 2017

Recap: High-performance Linux Monitoring with eBPF

Recap of Alfonso Acosta’s talk High-performance Linux Monitoring with eBPF (Extended Berkeley Packet Filter). Learn how it’s used in Weave Scope.

May 16, 2017

Kubernetes Rolling Upgrades One by One

Have a semi-stateful service running on Kubernetes and want to do rolling upgrades? Tom Wilkie outlines how to make deployments upgrade one by one.

May 13, 2017

The RED Method: key metrics for microservices architecture

Tom Wilkie shares Weaveworks monitoring philosophy and the three most important metrics to use in your microservices architecture.

May 11, 2017

Weave-NPC: Container firewalls in Go

Weave Network Policy Controller is an implementation of the Kubernetes Network Policy. Read on to learn about container firewalls in Go.

May 08, 2017

Scope Illuminates Cloud Foundry

In a recent hack day at Pivotal, the team sought new approaches to visualize the Cloud Foundry platform. Cloud Foundry has two tools for this purpose: BOSH – with its CLI of logs, stats and commands reporting the health of VMs running...

May 07, 2017

Why use remote disk volumes?

I was browsing Twitter, and came across a question from Kelly Sommers, @kellabyte: OK, so that’s a good question. You can put a really fast SSD on a really fast bus inside your server box; why would you do anything different? Well, let’s...

May 05, 2017

WebSockets Are Evil and Must Die

In previous blog posts I’ve mention my dislike for WebSockets. In this quick blog post I attempt to explain why. Unfortunately I think this raises more questions than it answers!Be aware, these opinions are my own.It’s the monitoring,...

May 01, 2017

Prometheus UI: DIY with David Kaltschmidt from KubeCon Europe 2017

At KubeCon Europe 2017, Weaveworks Director of Software Engineering, UI/UX, David Kaltschmidt gave a presentation titled “Grafana is Not Enough: DIY User Interfaces for Prometheus.” In this talk, he discussed the Prometheus UI.What’s...

April 28, 2017

Loki: Distributed Tracing Zipkin/Prometheus Mashup with Tom Wilkie

Weaveworks Director of Software Engineering Tom Wilkie was busy at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017. Between showing off Cubienetes and presenting browser metrics in Prometheus, he found time to discuss one of his personal projects....

April 27, 2017

Weave Cloud UI Alerts and Metrics

After a particularly egregious outage was reported by a Weave Cloud user, we decided it would be a good idea to add some alerting to our front-end codebase. Alerting and metrics for Weave Cloud are handled using Prometheus, however, which...

April 24, 2017

A Whale of a Time: That’s it for DockerCon USA 2017

We won’t forget you, DockerCon USA 2017. Our team had a blast – huge thanks to the Docker ecosystem and the entire community. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of our awesome week in Austin. The big newsWe’re excited about two of...

April 21, 2017

Introduction to Prometheus Monitoring

Prometheus monitoring Prometheus is open source monitoring software that treats time series data as a data source for generating precise alerts. Now part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the project began at SoundCloud in 2012. As...

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