OpenShift Commons Briefing Summary

In this briefing, Alban Crequy of gives a quick introduction to the Weave Scope open source tool for monitoring for containers running on Kubernetes, then dives into using the Traffic Control plugin to test applications and detect degraded networks.

In an OpenShift Commons Briefing last May, Kinvolk and Weave demoed an early prototype of using Weave Scope on OpenShift to do traffic shaping; limit bandwidth, drop packages, change latency. Since then, Weaveworks and Kinvolk have worked together to make this available as a proper Scope plugin (

This time around, Alban demonstrated the outcome of that collaboration and gave us an inside look at the Traffic Control plugin's architecture, demoed a few of the other plugins that are currently available, and showed how Scope plugins can be installed for use on OpenShift, Red Hat's Enterprise-ready Kubernetes.

Alban used the microservices-dem (, Sock Shop, to see an example of how traffic shaping is useful for testing and detecting degraded networks. Finally, he introduced some of the katacoda ( guides available on the Weave website ( where you can test out and learn more about Weave Scope.

Learn more at the next OpenShift Commons Gathering in Berlin March 28th

Weave, Kinvolk and numerous other members of the OpenShift Commons will be gathering together in Berlin for the upcoming OpenShift Commons Gathering co-located with Kubecon at the Berlin Congress Centre.

Details and Registration here:

OpenShift Commons Briefings Playlist

You can find a Playlist of all previously recorded SIG meetings and OpenShift Commons Briefings on YouTube.

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About OpenShift Commons

OpenShift Commons is the place for organizations that are part of the OpenShift community to connect with peers and other related open source technology communities to communicate and collaborate across all OpenShift projects and stakeholders.

The Commons' goal is to foster collaboration and communication between OpenShift stakeholders to drive success for all members, and expand & facilitate points of connection between members for sharing knowledge and experience to help drive success for the platform and for participants: customers, users, partners, and contributors.

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