CloudVal: A framework for validation of virtualization environment in cloud infrastructure

Cuong Pham, Daniel Chen, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer

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Abstract

We present CloudVal, a framework to validate the reliability of virtualization environment in Cloud Computing infrastructure. A case study, based on injecting faults in the KVM hypervisor and Xen hypervisor, was conducted to show the viability of the framework. The study shows that due to the architectural differences between KVM and Xen, a direct comparison of the two virtualization systems is not feasible. In order to confidently weigh error resiliency of virtualization systems, more comprehensive studies are required. We believe, however, that the fault injection approach and the fault models proposed in this paper are a good starting point towards designing and implementing a benchmark which would enable the assessment of different virtualization infrastructures in a common manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE/IFIP 41st International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2011
Pages189-196
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 26 2011
Event2011 IEEE/IFIP 41st International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2011 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 30 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks

Other

Other2011 IEEE/IFIP 41st International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2011
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/27/116/30/11

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • KVM hypervisor
  • Xen hypervisor
  • fault injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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