Optimizing Live Migration for Virtual Desktop Clouds

@article{Jo2013OptimizingLM,
  title={Optimizing Live Migration for Virtual Desktop Clouds},
  author={Changyeon Jo and Bernhard Egger},
  journal={2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={1},
  pages={104-111}
}
Live migration of virtual machines (VM) from one physical host to another is a key enabler for virtual desktop clouds (VDC). The prevalent algorithm, pre-copy, suffers from long migration times and a high data transfer volume for non-idle VMs which hinders effective use of live migration in VDC environments. In this paper, we present an optimization to the pre-copy method which is able to cut the total migration time in half. The key idea is to load memory pages duplicated on non-volatile… CONTINUE READING