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...
April 19, 2017
Getting Browser Metrics into Prometheus: Tom Wilkie KubeCon Recap
During KubeCon, our Director of Software Engineering Tom Wilkie gave a presentation called “Behind the Iron Curtain: Getting Metrics From the Browser into Prometheus.”The idea Previously, Prometheus has been pigeon-holed as a monitoring...
April 14, 2017
Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker
On March 14, the monthly Weave User Group covered the topic “Scalable Microservices with gRPC, Kubernetes, and Docker.”Sandeep Dinesh, Developer Advocate from Google gave an overview of Kubernetes and gRPC with a demo. In the second part...
April 13, 2017
Cloud Native Matters - Alexis Richardson’s CNC + KubeCon 2017 Talk
At the end of March, our CEO and co-founder Alexis Richardson gave a keynote at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 on what cloud native is, and why cloud native matters.In the beginningCloud native began 10 years ago with Netflix and...
April 11, 2017
Catch Weaveworks at DockerCon USA 2017
We’re packing up and heading to Austin, Texas for DockerCon USA 2017. Stop by and say howdy to the Weaveworks team at booth G21, get a demo of Weave Cloud, and find out what awesome prizes we’ll be giving away during the show. Here’s a...
April 10, 2017
Microservices on Amazon ECS with Abby Fuller (AWS) & Mike Lang (Weaveworks) Part 2
At the March 28, 2017 Weave Online User Group, Abby Fuller presented on Amazon ECS, find the part 1 recap here. Her comments on ECS best practices are summarized below. Following her talk, Mike Lang of Weaveworks described Weave Cloud’s...
April 10, 2017
PromQL queries for the rest of us
Prometheus comes with its own query language called PromQL. It’s very powerful and easily allows you to filter with the multi-dimensional time-series labels that make Prometheus so great. But it can be daunting when you are faced with an...