Visualisation of Docker and Kubernetes

With Weave Scope you have in seconds a beautiful monitoring, visualisation & management for Docker and Kubernetes via your browser. I show with Docker-Selenium a simple example.


Lets go…

# create new Docker VM (local)
$ docker-machine create -d virtualbox WeaveScope

# pointing shell to WeaveScope VM (local)
$ eval $(docker-machine env WeaveScope)

# SSH into WeaveScope VM (local -> VM)
$ docker-machine ssh WeaveScope

# become root (VM)
$ sudo su -

# download scope (VM)
$ wget -O /usr/local/bin/scope

# change access rights of scope (VM)
$ chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/scope

# launch scope (VM)
# Do not forget the shown URL!!!
$ scope launch

# exit root and ssh (VM -> local)
$ exit

# create Selenium Hub (local)
$ docker run -d -p 4444:4444 --name selenium-hub selenium/hub:2.53.0

# create Selenium Chrome Node (local)
$ docker run -d --link selenium-hub:hub selenium/node-chrome:2.53.0

# create Selenium Firefox Node (local)
$ docker run -d --link selenium-hub:hub selenium/node-firefox:2.53.0

# show running containers (optional)
$ docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                          COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                    NAMES
a3e7b11c5a5f        selenium/node-firefox:2.53.0   "/opt/bin/entry_point"   9 seconds ago       Up 8 seconds                                 cocky_wing
699bf05681e8        selenium/node-chrome:2.53.0    "/opt/bin/entry_point"   42 seconds ago      Up 42 seconds                                distracted_darwin
bbc5f545261b        selenium/hub:2.53.0            "/opt/bin/entry_point"   2 minutes ago       Up 2 minutes>4444/tcp   selenium-hub
9fe4e406fb50        weaveworks/scope:0.16.0        "/home/weave/entrypoi"   5 minutes ago       Up 5 minutes                                 weavescope

That’s it! Now start your browser and open the URL.

weavescope browser