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ENOS: a Holistic Framework for Conducting Scientific Evaluations of OpenStack

Ronan-Alexandre Cherrueau
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Adrien Lebre
Dimitri Pertin
Anthony Simonet
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By massively adopting OpenStack for operating small to large private and public clouds, the industry has made it one of the largest running software project. Driven by an incredibly vibrant community, OpenStack has now overgrown the Linux kernel. However, with success comes an increased complexity; facing technical and scientific challenges, developers are in great difficulty when testing the impact of individual changes on the performance of such a large codebase, which will likely slow down the evolution of OpenStack. In the light of the difficulties the OpenStack community is facing, we claim that it is time for our scientific community to join the effort and get involved in the development and the evolution of OpenStack, as it has been once done for Linux. However, diving into complex software such as OpenStack is tedious: reliable tools are necessary to ease the efforts of our community and make science as collaborative as possible. In this spirit, we developed ENOS, an integrated framework that relies on container technologies for deploying and evaluating OpenStack on any testbed. ENOS allows researchers to easily express different configurations, enabling fine-grained investigations of OpenStack services. ENOS collects performance metrics at runtime and stores them for post-mortem analysis and sharing. The relevance of ENOS approach to reproducible research is illustrated by evaluating different OpenStack scenarios on the Grid’5000 testbed.
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hal-01415522 , version 1 (13-12-2016)
hal-01415522 , version 2 (13-12-2016)


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Ronan-Alexandre Cherrueau, Adrien Lebre, Dimitri Pertin, Anthony Simonet, Matthieu Simonin. ENOS: a Holistic Framework for Conducting Scientific Evaluations of OpenStack. [Technical Report] RT-0485, Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique; Nantes. 2016. ⟨hal-01415522v2⟩
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