Virtual Machine Benchmarking

  • Subject:Virtual Machines
  • Type:Diploma Thesis
  • Date:17.04.2007
  • Supervisor:

    Prof. Dr. Frank Bellosa, Joshua LeVasseur

  • Graduand:Kim-Thomas Moeller
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  • Abstract:

    The resurgence of system virtualization has provoked diverse virtualization techniques targeting different application workloads and requirements. However, a methodology to compare the performance of virtualization techniques at fine granularity has not yet been introduced. VMbench is a novel benchmarking suite that focusses on virtual machine environments. By applying the pre-virtualization approach for hypervisor interoperability, VMbench achieves hypervisor-neutral instrumentation of virtual machines at the instruction level. Measurements of different virtual machine configurations demonstrate how VMbench helps rate and predict virtual machine performance.


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      title = {Virtual Machine Benchmarking},
      type = {Diploma Thesis},
      address = {System Architecture Group, University of Karlsruhe, Germany},
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      year = 2007,
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