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Author Abe, Yoshihisa ♦ Satyanarayanan, Mahadev ♦ Joshi, Kaustubh ♦ Geambasu, Roxana
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Migration ♦ Resource contention ♦ Virtualization
Abstract Virtual machine (VM) migration demands distinct properties under resource oversubscription and workload surges. We present enlightened post-copy, a new mechanism for VMs under contention that evicts the target VM with fast execution transfer and short total duration. This design contrasts with common live migration, which uses the down time of the migrated VM as its primary metric; it instead focuses on recovering the aggregate performance of the VMs being affected. In enlightened post-copy, the guest OS identifies memory state that is expected to encompass the VM's working set. The hypervisor accordingly transfers its state, mitigating the performance impact on the migrated VM resulting from post-copy transfer. We show that our implementation, with modest instrumentation in guest Linux, resolves VM contention up to several times faster than live migration.
Description Affiliation: AT&T Research, Bedminster, NJ, USA (Joshi, Kaustubh) || Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (Geambasu, Roxana) || Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Abe, Yoshihisa; Satyanarayanan, Mahadev)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1983-05-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGPLAN Notices (SIGP)
Volume Number 51
Issue Number 7
Page Count 14
Starting Page 51
Ending Page 64


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