A performance mapping model for physical-to-virtual migration

Borting Chen, Chien Yu Lai, Yu-Lun Huang

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With the increasing popularity of cloud computing, hosting services on a remote virtual machine becomes a trend due to its ease of use and cost saving. When migrating services to a cloud, users need to submit a resource plan to ensure service's performance. However, it is difficult to estimate the resources required by a virtual machine for running arbitrary services. To address the problem, we propose an estimation model for a resource plan. The model takes the performance characteristics of a physical machine as input and estimates virtual machine configurations. Using the estimated configurations, a user can obtain a virtual machine having similar performance characteristics to that of the physical machine. In this paper, we derive a model to estimate the CPU capability for creating a virtual machine on Xen. Our experiments show that our model can provide a resource plan for a virtual machine, which has the minimum performance difference compared with a designated physical machine.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 9 Sep 2013
Event7th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability, SERE 2013 - Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201320 Jun 2013


Conference7th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability, SERE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityGaithersburg, MD

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