تجارب با مجازی سازی گره برای شبیه سازی شبکه مقیاس پذیر
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|76117||2007||14 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||9331 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Computer Communications, Volume 30, Issue 5, 8 March 2007, Pages 943–956
During the development of network protocols and distributed applications, their performance has to be analyzed in appropriate environments. Network emulation testbeds provide a synthetic, configurable network environment for comparative performance measurements of real implementations. Realistic scenarios have to consider hundreds of communicating nodes. Common network emulation approaches limit the number of nodes in a scenario to the number of computers in an emulation testbed. To overcome this limitation, we introduce a virtual node concept for network emulation. The key problem for node virtualization is a transparent, yet efficient separation of node resources. In this paper, we provide a brief survey of candidate node virtualization approaches to facilitate scalable network emulation. Based on the gathered insights, we propose a lightweight virtualization solution to achieve maximum scalability and discuss the main points regarding its implementation. We present extensive evaluations that show the scalability and transparency of our approach in both a traditional wired infrastructure-based, and in two wireless ad hoc network emulation scenarios. The measurements indicate that our solution can push the upper limit of emulation scenario sizes by a factor of 10–28. Given our emulation testbed consisting of 64 computers, this translates to possible scenario sizes of up to 1792 nodes. In addition to the evaluation of our virtualization approach, we discuss key concepts for controlling comprehensive emulation scenarios to support scalability of our system as a whole.