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Virtual Networks. Pluralistic Approach for the Next Generation of Internet. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2561455
  • Book
  • July 2013
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The first chapter of this title concerns virtualization techniques that allow sharing computational resources basically, slicing a real computational environment into virtual computational environments that are isolated from one another.
The Xen and OpenFlow virtualization platforms are then presented in Chapter 2 and a performance analysis of both is provided. This chapter also defines the primitives that the network virtualization infrastructure must provide for allowing the piloting plane to manage virtual network elements.
Following this, interfaces for system management of the two platforms are proposed in Chapter 3. To control and manage virtual network elements, five primitives that the network virtualization infrastructure must provide are defined: instantiate, delete, migrate, monitor and set.
The book then moves on to survey existing control algorithms for virtual networking. It also describes the main challenges for packet forwarding using Xen as a virtualization tool and describes, in more detail, a proposal for local control of virtual networks. Within each physical node, this proposal guarantees the service level acquired by each virtual network, even in the presence of misbehaving virtual networks.


1. Virtualization, Luís Henrique M.K. Costa.
2. Virtual Network Interfaces, Miguel Elias M. Campista.
3. Performance Improvement and Control of Virtual Network Elements, Igor M. Moraes.
4. State of the Art in Context-Aware Technologies, Edmundo R.M. Madeira and Guy Pujolle.
5. Providing Isolation and Quality-of-Service to Virtual Networks, Miguel Elias M. Campista.
6. Piloting System, Edmundo R.M. Madeira and Nelson Luis S. Da Fonseca.
7. Management and Control: The Situated View, Otto Carlos M.B. Duarte.
8. System Architecture Design, Otto Carlos M.B. Duarte.

About the Authors

Otto Carlos M.B. Duarte is Full Professor at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where he has worked since 1978. His research interests include mobile communications, security, multicast, and QoS guarantees.
Guy Pujolle is currently Professor at University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) in France and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Orange/France Telecom Group. He has published widely in the area of computer systems modeling and performance, queuing theory, high-speed networks, intelligence in networking, wireless networks, and Post-IP networks, including 19 influential texts and monographs in these areas.

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List of Acronyms  xi

Preface xv
Otto Carlos M.B. DUARTE and Guy PUJOLLE

Chapter 1. Virtualization 1
Luís Henrique M.K. COSTA

1.1. Virtualization techniques 4

1.2. Virtualization tools 7

1.3. Scenario and methodology 15

1.4. Performance evaluation 19

1.5. Summary 37

1.6. Bibliography 38

Chapter 2. Virtual Network Interfaces 39
Miguel Elias M. CAMPISTA

2.1. Virtual networks: isolation, performance and trends 41

2.2. Xen prototype 68

2.3. OpenFlow prototype 75

2.4. Summary 80

2.5. Bibliography 80

Chapter 3. Performance Improvement and Control of Virtual Network Elements 83

3.1. Xen-based prototype 85

3.2. OpenFlow-based prototype 96

3.3. Summary 106

3.4. Bibliography 107

Chapter 4. State of the Art in Context-Aware Technologies  109
Edmundo R.M. MADEIRA and Guy PUJOLLE

4.1. Autonomic systems 110

4.2. Piloting with multi-agent systems 113

4.3. Options to build the autonomic platform 117

4.4. Context-aware technology for network control 127

4.5. Summary 139

4.6. Acknowledgments 141

4.7. Bibliography 141

Chapter 5. Providing Isolation and Quality-of-Service to Virtual Networks 145
Miguel Elias M. CAMPISTA

5.1. Background on control and management of virtual networks 146

5.2. Challenges in packet forwarding using Xen 149

5.3. Controlling Domain 0 shared resources 151

5.4. Summary 159

5.5. Bibliography 159

Chapter 6. Piloting System 163
Edmundo R.M. MADEIRA and Nelson LUIS S. DA FONSECA

6.1. Autonomic Piloting Systems 164

6.2. Piloting plane functions and requirements 171

6.3. Preliminary piloting plane design 172

6.4. The piloting agents 189

6.5. Testbed 192

6.6. The multi-agent APS 197

6.7. Results 200

6.8. Multi-agent system for self-management of virtual networks  202

6.9. Summary 210

6.10. Bibliography 212

Chapter 7. Management and Control: The Situated View  217
Otto Carlos M.B. DUARTE

7.1. The dynamic SLA controller 218

7.2. Update prediction mechanism for local information 231

7.3. Summary 246

7.4. Bibliography 247

Chapter 8. System Architecture Design 251
Otto Carlos M.B. DUARTE

8.1. Overall architecture design 253

8.2. A hybrid Xen and OpenFlow system architecture design 275

8.3. Summary 287

8.4. Bibliography 289

List of Authors 293

Index 295

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Otto Carlos M. B. Duarte
Guy Pujolle University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France.
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