2008 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (2008)
Dec. 9, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008
Virtualization technology has provided an opportunity to the efficient usage of computing resources. However, the management of VMs on cluster is still in the preliminary stage. How to construct user’s task environments fastly and efficiently remains a significant challenge. This paper presents a Multiple-VM Deployment System (MVDS)for creating and configuring users’ task environments on-demand. The system provides a template management model and all the VMs are created based on the templates including operating systems and applications. To improve the deployment performance, we explore some strategies about incremental mechanism and deployment tactics. We evaluate both the deployment time and I/O performance with proposed incremental mechanism. The experimental results show that the incremental mechanism outperforms the clone tactic.
X. Shi, S. Wu, W. Gao, H. Jin and J. Yuan, "Effectively Deploying Virtual Machines on Cluster," 2008 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference(APSCC), vol. 00, no. , pp. 271-276, 2008.