M-Channels and M-Brokers: New Abstractions for Co-ordinated Management in Virtualized Systems

dc.contributor.author Kumar, Sanjay
dc.contributor.author Nathuji, Ripal
dc.contributor.author Schwan, Karsten
dc.contributor.author Talwar, Vanish
dc.contributor.author Ranganathan, Partha
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-27T19:53:28Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-27T19:53:28Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.description.abstract Management and automation are important issues in enterprise environments, often consuming the largest fraction of the overall IT budget. A key challenge here is co-ordination across multiple management solutions deployed in different management domains, including across hardware and software, across different levels of abstraction, and across different hosts. This paper makes three contributions to addressing this problem. First, we propose a novel management co-ordination architecture for virtualized environments. Our architecture includes two powerful abstractions – m-channels, which provide mechanisms for communication between the hardware, virtual machines, and applications and m-brokers, which allow high-level policy co-ordination across different management agents. Second, we discuss Dom-M, an instantiation of our architecture in the context of the Xen hypervisor, and identify tradeoffs between different implementations of such management domains. Finally, to demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach, we implement and evaluate different cross-level solutions for power management using our abstractions, and also discuss qualitatively other applications including storage backup, inventory management, and trust management. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/20114
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CERCS; GIT-CERCS-07-20 en_US
dc.subject Dom-M en_US
dc.subject M-brokers en_US
dc.subject M-channels en_US
dc.subject Management applications en_US
dc.subject Power management policies en_US
dc.subject Shared memory communication en_US
dc.subject Virtual machines en_US
dc.subject Virtualized environments en_US
dc.subject Xen en_US
dc.title M-Channels and M-Brokers: New Abstractions for Co-ordinated Management in Virtualized Systems en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Technical Report
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local.contributor.author Schwan, Karsten
local.contributor.corporatename Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems
local.relation.ispartofseries CERCS Technical Report Series
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