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Managing Enterprise Services in Virtual Environment

Schneider, Sebastian; Kirschnick, Johannes; Edwards, Nigel; Gmach, Daniel
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Keyword(s): Virtualization, autonomic management, closed loop management, resource control

Abstract: Virtualization is becoming an increasingly commonplace commodity. The Service Lifecycle Management project at HP Labs is investigating how it can be applied to a more flexible provisioning of enterprise applications as a service by providing an automated delivery framework, enabling traditionally heavy-weight enterprise applications to become more agile. This work presents a closed loop control framework that leverages the benefits of this new technology. It consists of abstract components responsible for measuring relevant data from the infrastructure as well as determining and effecting the most appropriate infrastructure changes to remedy possible adverse performance situations. Care has been taken, that each component is independent from the other. To evaluate the framework for the SLiM project in a case study, a feedback controller and all other necessary components have been devised to autonomously manage the resource allocation to an SAP system in a virtual environment.

101 Pages

External Posting Date: July 6, 2008 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: July 6, 2008 [Fulltext]

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