Dynamic Packing with Side Constraints for Datacenter Resource Management

  • Sophie Demassey
  • Fabien Hermenier
  • Vincent Kherbache

Abstract

Resource management in datacenters involves assigning virtual machines with changing resource demands to physical machines with changing capacities. Recurrently, the changes invalidate the assignment and the resource manager recomputes it at runtime. The assignment is also subject to changing restrictions expressing a variety of user requirements. The present chapter surveys this application of vector packing—called the VM reassignment problem—with an insight into its dynamic and heterogeneous nature. We advocate flexibility to answer these issues and present BtrPlace, a flexible and scalable heuristic solution based on Constraint Programming.

Keywords

Datacenter resource management Vector packing Dynamic side constraints Constraint programming 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie Demassey
    • 1
  • Fabien Hermenier
    • 2
  • Vincent Kherbache
    • 3
  1. 1.MINES ParisTechPSL - Research University, CMASophia Antipolis CedexFrance
  2. 2.University Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, I3S, UMR 7271Sophia AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.INRIASophia AntipolisFrance

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