Multi-criteria virtual machines migration considering the reconfiguration of their logical topology

P. Kokkinos, T. A. Varvarigou, A. Kretsis, E. A. Varvarigos

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We present a methodology, called communication-aware virtual infrastructures (COMAVI), for the concurrent migration of multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) in cloud computing infrastructures, which aims at the optimum use of the available computational and network resources, by capturing the interdependencies between the communicating VMs. This methodology uses multiple criteria for selecting the VMs that will migrate, with different weights assigned to each of them. COMAVI also selects the computing sites/units where the migrating VMs will be hosted, by accounting for the way migration affects the logical (or virtual) topologies formed by the communicating VMs and viewing this selection as a logical topology reconfiguration problem. COMAVI resolves the maximum possible number of VM resource shortages, while tending to minimize the number of migrations performed, the induced network overhead, the logical topology reconfigurations required, and the corresponding service interruptions. We evaluate the proposed method through simulations, where we exhibit their performance benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 22nd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer, and Telecommunication Systems
EditorsMike Atallah, Salima Benbernou
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479956104
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium Model Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014
Conference number: 22nd


ConferenceSymposium Model Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems 2014


  • communication-aware
  • multi-criteria
  • virtual machine migration
  • virtual topologies

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