Scheduled System Maintenance on May 29th, 2015:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. For technical support, please contact us at We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Evaluating and Enhancing Xen-Based Virtual Routers to Support Real-Time Applications

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

3 Author(s)
Bourguiba, M. ; LIP6 Lab., Pierre & Marie Curie Univ., Paris, France ; Haddadou, K. ; Pujolle, G.

Router virtualization seems as the obvious next step to system virtualization and the key to easily deploy and manage next generation overlay virtual networks. In this paper, we investigate the viability of virtual routers on a Xen-based system. We first evaluate the system throughput when achieving forwarding in the virtual routers. Then, we consider the context where virtual routers are dedicated to flows of different types and propose a mechanism to guarantee the required throughput and latency to real time applications while maintaining an optimal aggregated system throughput. We achieved this through both configuring the Xen Credit scheduler and establishing priorities between packets in the driver domain before switching them to the target virtual router.

Published in:

Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2010 7th IEEE

Date of Conference:

9-12 Jan. 2010