Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Fast, On-Demand Software Deployment with Lightweight, Independent Virtual Disk Images

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Bin Chen ; Sch. of Comput., Nat. Univ. of Defense Technol., Changsha, China ; Nong Xiao ; Zhiping Cai ; Zhiying Wang
more authors

This paper proposes a novel software deployment approach based on lightweight, independent virtual disk images. The main goal of our approach is to provide a new software provision mode as convenient and flexible as that in the tool-toolbox model so as to reduce software management cost and to improve software reusability at a finer granularity in local or distributed virtual machine environments. With our approach, the traditional one-piece large-sized virtual disk image is split into a base virtual disk (BVD) image and multiple small-sized software virtual disk (SVD) images at a basic granularity of a single kind of software. By applying a file system metadata extraction (FSME) approach, most SVDs can be made fully independent. Only the small-sized SVDs installed with user-required software are distributed to users and are made usable/unusable by performing low-cost SVD operations at user sides, which could greatly reduce the software deployment cost. We have built a working prototype based on QEMU virtual machine monitor (VMM) and ext2 file system on Linux system. Experiments on the prototype system show that our approach effectively supports low-cost, on-demand software deployment in virtual machine environments.

Published in:

Grid and Cooperative Computing, 2009. GCC '09. Eighth International Conference on

Date of Conference:

27-29 Aug. 2009

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.