Network aware VM load balancing in cloud data centers using SDN

Mykola Tsygankov, Chien Chen

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Abstract

Despite being industry standard, load balancing via virtual machine (VM) migration methods in modern cloud data centers still exhibit two major performance issues: resulting system load balancing degree and total time till balanced state. Over the years research has been conducted to improve these metrics. Yet due to the fact that these issues influence each other, it has been a challenge to achieve substantial advancement in both metrics simultaneously. In this paper we study the problem of VM migration with load balancing and migration time constraints. We formulate this problem as a variation of multi-commodity minimum cost flow problem and show how both resulting degree of imbalance and a total migration time can be optimized together. We also propose a heuristic method based on Ant Colony Optimization family of algorithms. Through simulation results we show that our heuristic gives good performance results compared to optimal solutions to minimum cost flow problem. Furthermore, our method achieves on average twice faster migration time compared to existing methods, proposed in related works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLANMAN 2017 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538607282
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jul 2017
Event23rd IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, LANMAN 2017 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 12 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
Volume2017-June
ISSN (Print)1944-0367
ISSN (Electronic)1944-0375

Conference

Conference23rd IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, LANMAN 2017
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period12/06/1714/06/17

Keywords

  • Ant Colony System
  • Cloud
  • Data Center
  • Load Balancing
  • Migration Time
  • Multi-Commodity Flow
  • SDN
  • VM Migration

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    Tsygankov, M., & Chen, C. (2017). Network aware VM load balancing in cloud data centers using SDN. In LANMAN 2017 - 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks [7972179] (IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks; Vol. 2017-June). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/LANMAN.2017.7972179