Foundations of efficient virtual appliance based service deployments

Kecskemeti, G. 2011. Foundations of efficient virtual appliance based service deployments. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Electronics and Computer Science

TitleFoundations of efficient virtual appliance based service deployments
TypePhD thesis
AuthorsKecskemeti, G.
Abstract

The use of virtual appliances could provide a flexible solution to services

deployment. However, these solutions suffer from several disadvantages: (i)

the slow deployment time of services in virtual machines, and (ii) virtual appliances crafted by developers tend to be inefficient for deployment purposes.

Researchers target problem (i) by advancing virtualization technologies or

by introducing virtual appliance caches on the virtual machine monitor hosts.

Others aim at problem (ii) by providing solutions for virtual appliance construction, however these solutions require deep knowledge about the service

dependencies and its deployment process.

This dissertation aids problem (i) with a virtual appliance distribution

technique that first identifies appliance parts and their internal dependencies. Then based on service demand it efficiently distributes the identified

parts to virtual appliance repositories. Problem (ii) is targeted with the Automated Virtual appliance creation Service (AVS) that can extract and publish

an already deployed service by the developer. This recently acquired virtual

appliance is optimized for service deployment time with the proposed

virtual appliance optimization facility that utilizes active fault injection to

remove the non-functional parts of the appliance. Finally, the investigation

of appliance distribution and optimization techniques resulted the definition

of the minimal manageable virtual appliance that is capable of updating and

configuring its executor virtual machine.

The deployment time reduction capabilities of the proposed techniques

were measured with several services provided in virtual appliances on three

cloud infrastructures. The appliance creation capabilities of the AVS are compared to the already available virtual appliances offered by the various online

appliance repositories. The results reveal that the introduced techniques

significantly decrease the deployment time of virtual appliance based deployment systems. As a result these techniques alleviated one of the major

obstacles before virtual appliance based deployment systems.

Year2011
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