Experimental evaluation of open VZ from a testbed deployment perspective

Gautam Bhanage, Ivan Seskar, Yanyong Zhang, Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Shweta Jain

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Abstract

A scalable approach to building large scale experimentation testbeds involves multiplexing the system resources for better utilization. Virtualization provides a convenient means of sharing testbed resources among experimenters. The degree of programmability and isolation achieved with such a setup is largely dependent on the type of technology used for virtualization. We consider OpenVZ and User Mode Linux (UML) for virtualization of the ORBIT wireless testbed and evaluate their relative merit. Our results show that OpenVZ, an operating system level virtualization mechanism significantly outperforms UML in terms of system overheads and performance isolation. We discuss both qualitative and quantitative performance features which could serve as guidelines for selection of a virtualization scheme for similar testbeds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTestbeds and Research Infrastructures - Development of Networks and Communities - 6th International Conference, TridentCom 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Pages103-112
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, TRIDENTCOM 2010 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: May 18 2010May 20 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume46
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other6th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, TRIDENTCOM 2010
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period5/18/105/20/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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