github.com/superordinate/scope/render

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Apache-2.0
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Overview

Weave Scope automatically generates a map of your containers, enabling you to intuitively understand, monitor, and control your applications.

Getting started

sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/scope \
  https://github.com/weaveworks/scope/releases/download/latest_release/scope
sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/scope
sudo scope launch

This script will download and run a recent Scope image from the Docker Hub. Now, open your web browser to http://localhost:4040. (If you're using boot2docker, replace localhost with the output of boot2docker ip.)

Requirements

Scope does not need any configuration and does not require the Weave Network. But Scope does need to be running on every machine you want to monitor.

Architecture

Weave Scope consists of two components: the app and the probe. These two components are deployed as a single Docker container using the scope script.

The probe is responsible for gathering information about the host is it running on. This information is sent to the app in the form of a report. The app is responsible for processing reports from the probe into usable topologies, serving the UI, and pushing these topologies to the UI.

+--Docker host----------+
|  +--Container------+  |    .---------------.
|  |                 |  |    | Browser       |
|  |  +-----------+  |  |    |---------------|
|  |  | scope-app |<---------|               |
|  |  +-----------+  |  |    |               |
|  |        ^        |  |    |               |
|  |        |        |  |    '---------------'
|  | +-------------+ |  |
|  | | scope-probe | |  |
|  | +-------------+ |  |
|  |                 |  |
|  +-----------------+  |
+-----------------------+

Using Weave Scope in Standalone Mode

When running Scope in a cluster, each probe sends reports to each app. The App merges the reports from each probe into a more complete report. You need to run Scope on every machine you want to monitor.

+--Docker host----------+      +--Docker host----------+
|  +--Container------+  |      |  +--Container------+  |
|  |                 |  |      |  |                 |  |
|  |  +-----------+  |  |      |  |  +-----------+  |  |
|  |  | scope-app |<-----.    .----->| scope-app |  |  |
|  |  +-----------+  |  | \  / |  |  +-----------+  |  |
|  |        ^        |  |  \/  |  |        ^        |  |
|  |        |        |  |  /\  |  |        |        |  |
|  | +-------------+ |  | /  \ |  | +-------------+ |  |
|  | | scope-probe |-----'    '-----| scope-probe | |  |
|  | +-------------+ |  |      |  | +-------------+ |  |
|  |                 |  |      |  |                 |  |
|  +-----------------+  |      |  +-----------------+  |
+-----------------------+      +-----------------------+

If you run Scope on the same machine as the Weave Network, the probe will use weaveDNS to automatically discover other apps on your network. Scope acheives this by registering itself under the address scope.weave.local. Each probe will send reports to every app registered under this address. Therefore, if you have a running weaveDNS setup, you do not need to take any further steps.

If you do not wish to use weaveDNS, you can instruct Scope to cluster with other Scope instances on the command line. Hostnames and IP addresses are acceptable, both with and without ports:

# scope launch scope1:4030 192.168.0.12 192.168.0.11:4030

Hostnames will be regularly resolved as A records, and each answer used as a target.

Using Weave Scope in Cloud Service Mode

Scope can also be used to feed reports to the Scope Service. The Scope Service allows you centrally manage and share access to your Scope UI. In this configuration, you only run the probe locally; the apps are hosted for you.

To get an account on the Scope Service, sign up at scope.weave.works. You need to run a probe on every machine you want to monitor with Scope. To launch a probe and send reports to the service, run the following command:

sudo scope launch --service-token=<token>
                       .-~~~-.
                 .- ~'`       )_   ___
                /               `-'   )_
               |    scope.weave.works   \
                \                      .'
                  ~-______________..--'
                           ^^
                           ||
                           ||
+--Docker host----------+  ||  +--Docker host----------+
|  +--Container------+  |  ||  |  +--Container------+  |
|  |                 |  |  ||  |  |                 |  |
|  | +-------------+ |  | /  \ |  | +-------------+ |  |
|  | | scope-probe |-----'    '-----| scope-probe | |  |
|  | +-------------+ |  |      |  | +-------------+ |  |
|  |                 |  |      |  |                 |  |
|  +-----------------+  |      |  +-----------------+  |
+-----------------------+      +-----------------------+

Developing

The build is in five stages. make deps installs some tools we use later in the build. make frontend builds a UI build image with all NPM dependencies. make static compiles the UI into static.go which is part of the repository for convenience. The final make builds the app and probe, in a container, and pushes the lot into a Docker image called weaveworks/scope.

make deps
make frontend
make static
make

Then, run the local build via

./scope launch