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Journal Articles International Journal of Network Management Year : 2010

Specifying and provisioning Virtual Infrastructures with HIPerNET


With the expansion and convergence of communication and computing, dynamic provisioning of customized networking and processing infrastructures, as well as resource virtualization, are appealing concepts and technologies. Therefore, new models and tools are needed to allow users to create, trust and enjoy such on-demand virtual infrastructures within a wide area context. This paper presents the HIPerNET framework we are designing and developing for creating, managing and controlling virtual infrastructures in the context of high-speed Internet. The key idea of this proposal is the combination of network- and system-virtualization associated with controlled resource reservation to provide fully isolated environments. HIPerNET's motivations and design principles are presented. Then we examine specifically how this framework handles the virtual infrastructures, called Virtual Private eXecution Infrastructures (VPXI). To help specifying customized isolated infrastructures, HIPerNET relies on VXDL, a language for VPXI description and modeling which considers end-host resource as well as the virtual network topology interconnecting them, including virtual routers. After the specification, allocation and scheduling phases, HIPerNET helps in provisioning, deploying and configuring virtual private execution infrastructures. This means, it triggers the dynamic configuration of all the equipments involved. In this paper we concentrate on network configuration, particularly to achieve network performance isolation. We also study and evaluate mechanisms to implement and configure virtual-link control.


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hal-00687158 , version 1 (12-04-2012)



Fabienne Anhalt, Guilherme Koslovski, Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet. Specifying and provisioning Virtual Infrastructures with HIPerNET. International Journal of Network Management, 2010, 20 (3), pp.12-148. ⟨10.1002/nem.732⟩. ⟨hal-00687158⟩
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