Performance modelling of virtualized servers.

Gemikonakli, Orhan and Ever, Enver and Gemikonakli, Eser (2010) Performance modelling of virtualized servers. In: 12th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation: UKSIM 2010: proceedings. IEEE, pp. 434-440. ISBN 9781424466146

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Abstract

The increase on the demand of IT resources diverted enterprises to the use of costly physical servers. However, besides cooling and power cost, most of the times, physical servers are poorly utilized. Server virtualization is a way of better utilizing such resources and reducing power consumption. In this paper, a performance model for two virtual servers implemented on a single physical machine is presented. The proposed model is analyzed using twodimensional Quasi Birth and Death Processes. An iterative algorithm is used in computing the steady state probabilities of the queuing system considered. The state probabilities are then used in evaluating performance measures of the virtualized servers; mean queue length, response time and utilization.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Conference held in Cambridge, 24-26 March 2010.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 6950
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Depositing User: Dr. Enver Ever
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 14:07
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/6950

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