CIVSched: Communication-aware inter-VM scheduling in virtual machine monitor based on the process

Bei Guan, Yanjun Wu, Liping Ding, Yongji Wang

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Abstract

Server consolidation in Cloud Computing makes it possible for multiple servers or desktops to run on one physical server to get high resource utilization, low cost and less energy consumption. However, the scheduler in virtual machine monitor (VMM) is agnostic about the communication behavior between the guest operating systems. It leads to inefficient network communication in consolidated environment. In particular, the CPU resource management has a critical impact on the network latency between co-resident virtual machines (VMs) when there are CPU-bound and I/O-bound workloads existing simultaneously. It brings a negative impact on latency-sensitive VMs. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of CIVSched scheduling to make the VMM aware of the communication behavior between two inter-VMs running on the same virtual platform. CIVSched inspects the network packets transmitted between local domains and find the destination VM and the target process inside that will receive the packets. Then, the destination VM and the target process are preferentially scheduled by VMM scheduler and guest OS scheduler respectively. The cooperation of these two schedulers makes the network packets received by the target application timely. Experimental results show that the CIVSched scheduling can reduce the average response time of network traffic by up to 18% for the highly consolidated environment while keeping the fairness of the VMM scheduler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages597-604
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing, CCGrid 2013 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 13 May 201316 May 2013

Other

Other13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing, CCGrid 2013
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period13/5/1316/5/13

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Keywords

  • Communication-aware
  • Inter-VM
  • Resource management
  • VCPU scheduling
  • Xen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Guan, B., Wu, Y., Ding, L., & Wang, Y. (2013). CIVSched: Communication-aware inter-VM scheduling in virtual machine monitor based on the process. 597-604. Paper presented at 13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing, CCGrid 2013, Delft, Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCGrid.2013.105