Analytic Performance Modeling and Optimization of Live VM Migration

@inproceedings{Aldhalaan2013AnalyticPM,
  title={Analytic Performance Modeling and Optimization of Live VM Migration},
  author={Arwa Aldhalaan and Daniel A. Menasc{\'e}},
  booktitle={EPEW},
  year={2013}
}
Earlier virtual machine (VM) migration techniques consisted of stop-and-copy: the VM was stopped, its address space was copied to a different physical machine, and the VM was restarted at that machine. Recent VM hypervisors support live VM migration, which allows pages to be copied while the VM is running. If any copied page is dirtied (i.e., modified), it has to be copied again. The process stops when a fraction α of the pages need to be copied. Then, the VM is stopped and the remaining pages… CONTINUE READING

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