A Unified Ontology for the Virtualization Domain

  • Jacopo Silvestro
  • Daniele Canavese
  • Emanuele Cesena
  • Paolo Smiraglia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7045)

Abstract

This paper presents an ontology of virtual appliances and networks along with an ontology-based approach for the automatic assessment of a virtualized computer network configuration. The ontology is inspired by the Libvirt XML format, based on the formal logic structures provided by the OWL language and enriched with logic rules expressed in SWRL. It can be used as a general taxonomy of the virtualized resources. We demonstrate the validity of our solution by showing the results of several analyses performed on a test system using a standard OWL-DL reasoner.

Keywords

Virtual Machine Virtual Network Physical Machine Class Hierarchy Logical Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacopo Silvestro
    • 1
  • Daniele Canavese
    • 1
  • Emanuele Cesena
    • 1
  • Paolo Smiraglia
    • 1
  1. 1.Dip. di Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoItaly

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