Instance launch-time analysis of OpenStack virtualization technologies with control plane network errors

Instance launch-time analysis of OpenStack virtualization technologies with control plane network... Computing https://doi.org/10.1007/s00607-018-0626-5 Instance launch-time analysis of OpenStack virtualization technologies with control plane network errors 1,3 1 Jawad Ahmed · Aqsa Malik · 1,2 2 Muhammad U. Ilyas · Jalal S. Alowibdi Received: 9 October 2017 / Accepted: 8 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract We analyzed the performance of a multi-node OpenStack cloud amid dif- ferent types of controlled and self-induced network errors between controller and compute-nodes on the control plane network. These errors included limited band- width, delays and packet losses of varying severity. This study compares the effects of network errors on spawning times of batches of instances created using three different virtualization technologies supported by OpenStack, i.e., Docker containers, Linux containers and KVM virtual machines. We identified minimum/maximum thresh- olds for bandwidth, delay and packet-loss rates below/beyond which instances fail to launch. To the authors’ best knowledge, this is the first comparative measurement study of its kind on OpenStack. The results will be of particular interest to designers and administrators of distributed OpenStack deployments. Keywords OpenStack · Containers · Performance measurement B Muhammad U. Ilyas usman.ilyas@seecs.edu.pk; usman@ieee.org; milyas@uj.edu.sa Jawad Ahmed jawad.ahmed@seecs.edu.pk; j.ahmed@unsw.edu.au Aqsa Malik 13mseeamalik@seecs.edu.pk Jalal S. Alowibdi jalowibdi@uj.edu.sa Department http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Computing Springer Journals

Instance launch-time analysis of OpenStack virtualization technologies with control plane network errors

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Publisher
Springer Vienna
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Science, general; Information Systems Applications (incl.Internet); Computer Communication Networks; Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); Computer Appl. in Administrative Data Processing
ISSN
0010-485X
eISSN
1436-5057
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00607-018-0626-5
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Computing https://doi.org/10.1007/s00607-018-0626-5 Instance launch-time analysis of OpenStack virtualization technologies with control plane network errors 1,3 1 Jawad Ahmed · Aqsa Malik · 1,2 2 Muhammad U. Ilyas · Jalal S. Alowibdi Received: 9 October 2017 / Accepted: 8 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract We analyzed the performance of a multi-node OpenStack cloud amid dif- ferent types of controlled and self-induced network errors between controller and compute-nodes on the control plane network. These errors included limited band- width, delays and packet losses of varying severity. This study compares the effects of network errors on spawning times of batches of instances created using three different virtualization technologies supported by OpenStack, i.e., Docker containers, Linux containers and KVM virtual machines. We identified minimum/maximum thresh- olds for bandwidth, delay and packet-loss rates below/beyond which instances fail to launch. To the authors’ best knowledge, this is the first comparative measurement study of its kind on OpenStack. The results will be of particular interest to designers and administrators of distributed OpenStack deployments. Keywords OpenStack · Containers · Performance measurement B Muhammad U. Ilyas usman.ilyas@seecs.edu.pk; usman@ieee.org; milyas@uj.edu.sa Jawad Ahmed jawad.ahmed@seecs.edu.pk; j.ahmed@unsw.edu.au Aqsa Malik 13mseeamalik@seecs.edu.pk Jalal S. Alowibdi jalowibdi@uj.edu.sa Department

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ComputingSpringer Journals

Published: May 28, 2018

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