Runtime Virtual Machine Recontextualization for Clouds

@inproceedings{Armstrong2012RuntimeVM,
  title={Runtime Virtual Machine Recontextualization for Clouds},
  author={Django Armstrong and Daniel Espling and Johan Tordsson and Karim Djemame and Erik Elmroth},
  booktitle={Euro-Par Workshops},
  year={2012}
}
We extend cloud application contextualization, i.e. the dynamic configuration of a VM upon initialization, to leverage the full potential of cloud hosting by introducing the idea of recontextualization. We present a runtime cloud recontextualization mechanism to allow VM images and instances to be dynamically re-configured without restarts or downtime. The mechanism is applicable to all aspects of configuring a VM from virtual hardware to multi-tier software stacks, without the need to… CONTINUE READING
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