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Title: Experimental evaluation of SDN-controlled, joint consolidation of policies and virtual machines
Authors: Hajji, Wajdi
Tso, Fung Po
Cui, Lin
Pezaros, Dimitrios P.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: HAJJI, W. ... et al, 2017. Experimental evaluation of SDN-controlled, joint consolidation of policies and virtual machines. IN: 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Heraklion, Greece, 3-6 July 2017, pp.1338-1343.
Abstract: Middleboxes (MBs) are ubiquitous in modern data centre (DC) due to their crucial role in implementing network security, management and optimisation. In order to meet network policy's requirement on correct traversal of an ordered sequence of MBs, network administrators rely on static policy based routing or VLAN stitching to steer traffic flows. However, dynamic virtual server migration in virtual environment has greatly challenged such static traffic steering. In this paper, we design and implement Sync, an efficient and synergistic scheme to jointly consolidate network policies and virtual machines (VMs), in a readily deployable Mininet environment. We present the architecture of Sync framework and open source its code. We also extensively evaluate Sync over diverse workload and policies. Our results show that in an emulated DC of 686 servers, 10k VMs, 8k policies, and 100k flows, Sync processes a group of 900 VMs and 10 VMs in 634 seconds and 4 seconds respectively.
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Sponsor: The work has been supported in part by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grants EP/P004407/1, EP/P004024/1, EP/L026015/1, and EP/N033957/1, Chinese National Research Fund (NSFC) Project No. 61402200, and by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action CA 15127: RECODIS – Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/ISCC.2017.8024710
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/33377
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCC.2017.8024710
ISBN: 9781538616291
ISSN: 1530-1346
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