Using virtual machine monitors to overcome the challenges of monitoring and managing virtualized cloud infrastructures

Mervat Adib Bamiah, Sarfraz Nawaz Brohi, Suriayati Chuprat

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Virtualization is one of the hottest research topics nowadays. Several academic researchers and developers from IT industry are designing approaches for solving security and manageability issues of Virtual Machines (VMs) residing on virtualized cloud infrastructures. Moving the application from a physical to a virtual platform increases the efficiency, flexibility and reduces management cost as well as effort. Cloud computing is adopting the paradigm of virtualization, using this technique, memory, CPU and computational power is provided to clients' VMs by utilizing the underlying physical hardware. Beside these advantages there are few challenges faced by adopting virtualization such as management of VMs and network traffic, unexpected additional cost and resource allocation. Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) or hypervisor is the tool used by cloud providers to manage the VMs on cloud. There are several heterogeneous hypervisors provided by various vendors that include VMware, Hyper-V, Xen and Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM). Considering the challenge of VM management, this paper describes several techniques to monitor and manage virtualized cloud infrastructures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth International Conference on Machine Vision, ICMV 2011
Subtitle of host publicationMachine Vision, Image Processing, and Pattern Analysis
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Machine Vision 2011 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 9 Dec 201110 Dec 2011
Conference number: 4th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceInternational Conference on Machine Vision 2011
Abbreviated titleICMV 2011
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  • Hyper-V
  • Hypervisor
  • KVM
  • Virtualization
  • VMware
  • Xen

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