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.

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.

Visualizing Cloud Foundry with Weave Scope

Stev Witzel (Pivotal) will cover how to Visualize Cloud Foundry with Weave Scope Stev will demo an experimental BOSH release for Weave Scope that helps reveal Cloud Foundry's topology and all applications running on top of the platform.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Of Metrics and Middleware

The topic of how the services in Weave Cloud are instrumented came up in two discussions this week, so I thought I’d write a short blog post explaining all the moving parts.Instrumenting RequestsFor all services in Weave Cloud, we measure...

Weave Cloud Outage 28th Feb Post-Mortem

Weave Cloud is our service for deploying, exploring, and monitoring microservice-based applications. At 17:37 GMT on 28th Feb, Weave Cloud suffered an outage for over 4 hours. The expectation of availablilty on a service like Weave Cloud...

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....

Testing Distributed Systems with Weave Scope’s Traffic Control Plugin

In this guest post please welcome the Kinvolk team who have recently developed a Weave Scope plugin called Traffic Control. The Traffic Control plugin can help you troubleshoot any network traffic slowdowns and bottlenecks that can occur...

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!

Use Docker Compose with the Weave Scope Service

Weave Scope is a low-configuration monitoring and diagnostic tool that passively observes your application, builds a realtime visualization of network traffic and draws the application topology as a graph.Kenny Bastani’s Spring Boot...

Weave Just Released Weave Scope 0.4!

We’re pleased to announce the release of Weave Scope v0.4 — our biggest release yet! With this release comes a new graph manipulation and processing engine designed to give more consistent grouping of nodes in our various topologies. This...

Announcing Weave Scope: Container Visibility

Introducing Weave Scope Today we are launching the second big piece of Weave. Weave Scope automatically generates a map of your containers, enabling you to intuitively understand, monitor, and control your applications.  It is...