Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Thomas E. Daniels

Abstract

Virtualization of the operating system has become an important consideration in the cloud, corporate data center, and academia. With the multitude of available virtualization platforms, careful consideration is needed for selecting the right solution for a specific virtualization application. This research focuses on an analysis of two open source virtualization platforms or hypervisors: Xen and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). Evaluations are conducted on the basis of overall performance and throughput, virtual machine performance isolation and scalability for use as a host for the Xen Worlds Project. In doing so, the existing Xen Worlds Project infrastructure, middleware, and virtual machines are migrated to KVM to provide a test bed for the evaluation using a benchmark suite and a set of scripts to simulate user behavior.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2322

Copyright Owner

Charles David Graziano

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

49 pages

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