Talk and Information Session


"VMotion: Fast Transparent Migration for Virtual Machines"

Kit Colbert '03, VMware

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 4:00 P.M.

Room 368 (CIT 3rd Floor)

This talk describes the design and implementation of a system that uses virtual machine technology to provide fast, transparent application migration. This is the first system that can migrate unmodified applications on unmodified mainstream Intel x86-based operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Novell NetWare and others. Neither the application nor any clients communicating with the application can tell that the application has been migrated. Experimental measurements show that for a variety of workloads, application downtime caused by migration is less than a second.

Host: Industrial Partners Program