V-MCS: A configuration system for virtual machines

Xian He Sun, Cong Du, Hongbo Zou, Yong Chen, Prerak Shukla

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Abstract

Vitual Machine (VM) technology encapsulates shared computing resources into secure, stable, isolated and customizable private computing environments. While serviceoriented computing becomes more and more a norm of computing, VM becomes a must-have common structure. However, creating and customizing a VM system on different hardware/software environments to meet versatile demands is a state-of-the-art task, especially for casual users working in new computing environments. In addition, VM configuration without system support is tedious, time consuming, and error prone. In this study, we propose a Virtual Machine Configuration System (V-MCS) for tackling this issue. V-MCS takes a systematic approach to enhance the flexibility and usability of VM. It provides an easy-to-use web interface to users to create their preferred configurations, and to convert the configurations into PAN documents for human-computer interaction and XML documents for machine automation. The underlying definition component parses the configurations and the spawn component generates customized VMs on the fly. V-MCS maintains and deploys these two-level documents when users login in the future. With the help of V-MCS, users can generate their customized VMs easily and swiftly. V-MCS has been implemented and tested. Experimental results match the design goal well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing and Workshops, CLUSTER '09
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing and Workshops, CLUSTER '09 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Aug 31 2009Sep 4 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, ICCC
ISSN (Print)1552-5244

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing and Workshops, CLUSTER '09
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period08/31/0909/4/09

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    Sun, X. H., Du, C., Zou, H., Chen, Y., & Shukla, P. (2009). V-MCS: A configuration system for virtual machines. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing and Workshops, CLUSTER '09 [5289131] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, ICCC). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLUSTR.2009.5289131