Introduction to Windows Container Monitoring

6 November 2017 / by Samuel Vandamme posted in Container monitoring, Windows containers

With the new release of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft introduced the concept of containers to the Windows ecosystem. Windows Containers allow you to run any Microsoft Windows software inside an isolated container environment, which gives you all the advantages of running containers but for the Microsoft world. In this blog post, we look at the implications this has on monitoring.

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Container troubleshooting with Kibana and CoScale

17 October 2017 / by Helen De Troy posted in Container monitoring

Some things are just better together. Like bacon and eggs. Gin and tonic. Or CoScale and Kibana. With our new integration, you can now jump straight from your favorite dashboard in CoScale to Kibana for contextual access to your log data, in order to troubleshoot that thorny issue about your containers that CoScale alerted you on.

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How to monitor Red Hat OpenShift with CoScale

28 September 2017 / by Matthew Demyttenaere posted in OpenShift, Container monitoring

Red Hat OpenShift is quickly becoming one of the most popular enterprise-grade container platforms. It builds upon Kubernetes and Docker to give developers and system administrators a user friendly way to build, deploy and manage container environments. It offers a clear web interface which contains all the tools required to host your own application on Kubernetes. This includes building and hosting of your images, resource management, container management, load balancing, basic monitoring and all this is structured around the concept of applications.

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New in CoScale 3.12 - Red Hat Certification; Alerting and Dimension Improvements; Solr and Jolokia support

20 September 2017 / by Samuel Vandamme posted in Releases, Container monitoring

The CoScale team is proud to release the new 3.12 version of CoScale. During the summer our team has been working on improving our alerting and dimensions features, as well as adding some much requested features from our long time users. We’re also glad to add support for Solr and Jolokia. Last but not least, we’ve been welcomed into the Red Hat Certified Software Ecosystem.

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Monitoring based on Prometheus endpoints in CoScale

23 August 2017 / by Frederick Ryckbosch posted in Docker, Container monitoring, Prometheus

As discussed in our previous blog post on Prometheus monitoring, we are big fans of the Prometheus endpoints, because they offer a nice and uniform way to expose metrics. In the same blog post, we also discussed some of the limitations around Prometheus and how CoScale can replace Prometheus for Docker monitoring and Kubernetes monitoring. In this blog post, we look in more detail how this can be done.

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Proactive Performance Management of OpenShift

18 August 2017 / by Peter Arijs posted in OpenShift, Container monitoring

Last month, my colleagues Frederick Ryckbosch and Samuel Vandamme faced each other for a fun and geeky OpenShift Commons webinar on proactive performance management of Red Hat OpenShift. Samuel came armed with a set of challenging questions and Frederick had CoScale's container monitoring tool fully loaded to respond. They battled around the different performance considerations of running applications on OpenShift in production, and how to fight these. 

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Prometheus Monitoring: Pros and Cons

24 July 2017 / by Frederick Ryckbosch posted in Container monitoring, Prometheus

Prometheus is a monitoring solution that gathers time-series based numerical data. It is an open-source project started at SoundCloud by ex-Googlers that wanted to monitor a highly dynamical container environment. As they were not satisfied with the traditional monitoring tools, they started working on Prometheus. Google’s monitoring system, Borgmon served as inspiration for Prometheus.

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New in CoScale 3.11: Internal Kubernetes services, new metric types and SAML SSO

17 July 2017 / by Helen De Troy posted in Releases, Container monitoring, Kubernetes, Prometheus

The CoScale development team is proud to release the new 3.11 version of CoScale. We’ve been working hard on improving performance and usability, but we found some extra time to add some cool new features. You will find small improvements all over the platform, and we would like to especially thank our customers for their continuous feedback and support in improving our platform.

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What does container-native monitoring really mean?

22 June 2017 / by Peter Arijs posted in Container monitoring

In a previous blog post, we wrote how “container-native” monitoring could help your DevOps initiatives succeed. Terms as cloud-native, container-native, etc. are thrown around frequently these days. But what do they actually mean? In this blog post, we describe what we mean by container-native monitoring.

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Why container-native monitoring is key to the success of your DevOps initiatives

15 June 2017 / by Peter Arijs posted in Container monitoring

The State of DevOps Report every year presents key findings on how DevOps practices lead to higher IT performance. The 2017 report was just released and there are some interested trends, in particular related to the impact of faster release cycles.

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