Virtual machine migration for back-end mashup application
Cloud computing provides a computing platform for the users to meet their demands in an efficient way. Virtualization technologies are used in the clouds to aid the efficient usage of hardware. Virtual machines are utilized to satisfy the user needs and are placed on physical machines of the cloud for effective usage of hardware resources and electricity. Optimizing the number of physical machines used helps in cutting down the power consumption by substantial amount. An optimal technique is to map virtual machines to physical machines such that the number of required physical machines is minimized. The Virtual Machine Placement problem with the target of minimizing the total energy consumption by running physical machines is an indication of increasing resource utilization and reducing cost of a data center. Virtual Machine Migration is another approach to minimize the total energy consumption and to increase resource utilization. Due to the multiple dimensionality of physical resources, there always exists a waste of resources, which results from the imbalanced use of multi-dimensional resources. Migration support can balance the utilization of multi-dimensional resources, reduce the number of running physical machines and thus lower the energy consumption. In this thesis, we present a platform for researchers to test different Virtual Machine Placement and Virtual Machine Migration algorithms on real time scenarios (Cloud) and enable them to conduct different experiments. For this purpose, OpenStack private cloud is used as private cloud environment and OpenStack Neat is used to provide dynamic Virtual Machine Migration. Here, we have integrated OpenStack Neat with OpenStack Cloud and have shown the experiment of dynamic Virtual Machine Migration in real time.
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