Adaptive Live Migration to Improve Load Balancing in Virtual Machine Environment

Peng Lu, Antonio Barbalace, Roberto Palmieri, Binoy Ravindran

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Abstract

Load balancing is one of the main challenges in a Virtual Machine (VM) Environment in order to ensure equal utilization of all the available resources while avoiding overloading a subset of machines. In this paper, we propose an efficient load balancing strategy based on VM live migration. Unlike previous work, our strategy records the history of mappings to inform future placement decisions. We also apply a workload-adaptive live migration algorithm in order to minimize VM downtime and improve the user experience. The evaluation shows that our load balancing technique is faster than previous approaches, thus reducing the decision generating latency by as much as 79%. Furthermore, the results also show that we provide minimal downtime. Compared with competitors, our proposed migration mechanism reduces the downtime by up to 73%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuro-Par 2013: Parallel Processing Workshops
EditorsDieter an Mey, Michael Alexander, Paolo Bientinesi, Mario Cannataro, Carsten Clauss, Alexandru Costan, Gabor Kecskemeti, Christine Morin, Laura Ricci, Julio Sahuquillo, Martin Schulz, Vittorio Scarano, Stephen L. Scott, Josef Weidendorfer
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages116-125
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-54420-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-54419-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2014
Event19th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, Euro-Par 2013 - BigDataCloud, DIHC, FedICI, HeteroPar, HiBB, LSDVE, MHPC, OMHI, PADABS, PROPER, Resilience, ROME, and UCHPC 2013 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 26 Aug 201327 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Volume8374
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, Euro-Par 2013 - BigDataCloud, DIHC, FedICI, HeteroPar, HiBB, LSDVE, MHPC, OMHI, PADABS, PROPER, Resilience, ROME, and UCHPC 2013
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityAachen
Period26/08/1327/08/13

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