2012 Seventh International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (2008)
Mar. 4, 2008 to Mar. 7, 2008
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ARES.2008.171
Fault tolerance is a major concern to guarantee availability of critical services as well as application execution. Traditional approaches for fault tolerance include checkpoint/restart or duplication. However it is also possible to anticipate failures and proactively take action before failures occur in order to minimize failure impact on the system and application execution. This document presents a proactive fault tolerance framework. This framework can use different proactive fault tolerance mechanisms, i.e., migration and pause/unpause.The framework also allows the implementation of new proactive fault tolerance policies thanks to a modular architecture. A first proactive fault tolerance policy has been implemented and preliminary experimentations have been done based on system-level virtualization and compared with results obtained by simulation.
proactive fault tolerance, adaptation, clustering
Anand Tikotekar, Stephen L. Scott, Thomas Naughton, Kulathep Charoenpornwattana, Geoffroy Vallee, Christian Engelmann, Chokchai Leangsuksun, "A Framework for Proactive Fault Tolerance", 2012 Seventh International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, vol. 00, no. , pp. 659-664, 2008, doi:10.1109/ARES.2008.171