November 12, 2017
DevOps: The Next Evolution - GitOps
The role of the developer has changed. Catch up on the discussion between Forrester and Weaveworks' CEO Alexis Richardson on current trends in CICD and how they’re converging with ops and monitoring.
November 08, 2017
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.
November 03, 2017
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.
October 30, 2017
A Practical Guide: From Instrumenting Code to Specifying Alerts with the RED Method
This practical guide will help you getting started with monitoring your microservices with Prometheus. We walk through selecting key metrics, instrumentation, setting up alerts and Grafana dashboards.
October 25, 2017
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.
October 17, 2017
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.
October 15, 2017
Swarmprom - Prometheus Monitoring for Docker Swarm
In this post we will be discussing how to set up application and infrastructure monitoring for Docker Swarm with the help of Prometheus. Swarmprom is a starter kit for Docker Swarm monitoring with Prometheus, Grafana, cAdvisor, Node Exporter, Alert Manager, and Unsee.
October 10, 2017
TensorFlow, Machine Learning and Weave Cloud
This article discusses how InstaDeeps Reinforcement platform can save you time and resources through their visual approach to neural net optimization.
October 05, 2017
TensorFlow on Kubernetes: 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.
September 12, 2017
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.
September 07, 2017
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.
September 01, 2017
Time Travel has arrived!
Troubleshoot your app with the new Time Travel feature. All Weave Cloud Explore views: Processes, Containers, Orchestrators and Hosts allow you to travel back in time to view an in situ state of your app that can be compared with its live state.
August 31, 2017
Monitoring, alert rules and loads of beers errr dashboards - PromCon 2017 in Munich
The Weaveworks team visited PromCon 2017 in Munich. One of our personal highlights was a deep dive into the past 12 months of Cortex, the basis of our monitoring and analytics capabilities in Weave Cloud.
August 30, 2017
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.
August 22, 2017
Speeding Up Your Software Development with Canonical Kubernetes & Weave Cloud
Canonical Kubernetes can easily manage Kubernetes with its CLI installer. Weave Cloud works alongside the installer to fill in anything that may be missing during a software development lifecycle.
August 14, 2017
Observability beyond logging for Java Microservices
Monitoring distributed applications is best approached using a combination of tools. Luke Marsden describes how Prometheus, openTracing and Weave Cloud visualization cover the bases to establish root cause of problems in distributed applications.
August 10, 2017
If something goes wrong in production, you want to immediately know the user impact. With that in mind, we created an automated alerting schema based on user-visible symptoms.
August 07, 2017
GitOps - Operations by Pull Request
Alexis Richardson is defining “GitOps” as a methodology for developer tooling to drive operations. This post discussed the use of declarative tools and best practices of configurations being code and therefore should be versions controlled.
August 02, 2017
My Slow Internet vs. Docker
Downloading and running Docker containers when you’re on the road can be challenging. Ray Tsang shows us how build a Docker host on Google Cloud with Docker Engine.
July 25, 2017
How to Supercharge Your Kubernetes Cluster with Rancher & Weave Cloud
This tutorial shows you how to deploy and manage Kubernetes with Rancher. You will then use Weave Cloud to complete the development lifecycle, and Deploy, Explore and Monitor your app as it runs in Kubernetes.