Monitoring Cloud-Native Applications

Understand the importance of monitoring your microservices and infrastructure, and how to turn those metrics into meaningful data when looking to improve performance or mitigate arising problems. Discover the different methodologies, metrics and approaches to effectively monitor microservices and the recommended tools to help you.

Debugging and Troubleshooting Microservices in Kubernetes with Ray Tsang (Google)

Google Developer Advocate, Ray Tsang shows us how to debug microservices running in Kubernetes.

Architecture Overview: Cluster Monitoring at Scale on AWS

Watch this short architecture overview video to learn how Weaveworks monitors clusters at scale using a highly available, multi-tenant system built on AWS services.

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!

GitOps - modern best practices for high velocity application development

A “you build it, you own it” development process requires tools that developers know and understand. “GitOps” is our name for how we describe modern best practices for high velocity application development with cloud native tools. Read this summary post about the GitOps pipeline model, why its beneficial to adopt this methodology and how to get started.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,...

Introduction to Prometheus Monitoring

Prometheus monitoringPrometheus 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...

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...

DockerCon 2016: Weave Cloud and Weave Net 1.6

At DockerCon today we announced the public beta of Weave Cloud, a microservices console allowing developers and operations to quickly connect, visualize and monitor containers and microservices, regardless of the orchestrator....

Weave Scope gets Docker Container Monitoring into Shape

Weave Scope is a zero-configuration, drop-in solution for interactive visualization, monitoring and controlling your Docker containers. Today, we’re releasing Weave Scope 0.13 with big improvements to performance and usability,...

Scope 0.12: contextual monitoring for Docker

Weave Scope is a zero-config, drop-in solution for visualizing, monitoring and controlling your Docker containers in your cloud-native application.  Scope allows you intuitively understand your microservices based application...

Weave Scope 0.11 adds terminals for your Docker containers

  Weave Scope is a zero-config, drop-in solution for mapping and monitoring your Docker containers, and the easiest way to visualize your cloud-native application. Today, we’re releasing Weave Scope 0.11 with the added ability to get...

Weave Scope gets your Docker containers under control

Weave Scope is a zero-config, drop-in solution for mapping and monitoring your Docker containers, and the easiest way to visualize your cloud-native application. Weave Scope 0.10 is out today and introduces some exciting new features:...

Using Weave Scope with Calico Networking

Today we are very pleased to welcome the following guest post by Mat Meredith, a Core Developer on Project Calico.  ICYMI – Weave Scope can provide monitoring and container visibility to any network.  Mat shows how this is...