Title: Optimised pre-copy live VM migration approach for evaluating mathematical expression by dependency identification

Authors: B. Sathish Babu; R.M. Savithramma

Addresses: Department of CSE, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka, India ' Department of CSE, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Live virtual machine (VM) migration is widely used technique for resource consolidation and fault tolerance. KVM and Xen use iterative pre-copy approaches which work well in practice for commercial applications. In this paper, we propose a novel idea for pre-copy live VM migration process and present a detailed performance analysis of the migration process. We show that the migration downtime can be reduced significantly when compared with the previously proposed algorithms. The main idea is to identify the independent instructions from the set of instructions that are still executing at source server. These independent instructions are transmitted to the destination server and start executing without waiting for source server to transmit all the instructions. We present a novel algorithm able to attain minimal downtime and minimal total execution time.

Keywords: downtime; dirty pages; independent tasks; hypervisor; migration; resource management; virtual machines; pre-copy live VM migration; mathematical expressions; dependency identification; resource consolidation; fault tolerance; cloud computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2016.080900

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2016 Vol.5 No.4, pp.247 - 263

Accepted: 15 Nov 2015
Published online: 11 Dec 2016 *

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