NIOECM: A Network I/O Event Control Mechanism to Provide Fairness of Network Performance Among VMs with Same Resource Configuration in Virtualized Environment

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11874)


In the virtualization environment, a hypervisor scheduler determines the degree of shared resource occupancy of the virtual machine (VM) according to the degree of CPU processing and it provides a fair CPU processing on virtual machines (VMs). But VMs are experiencing unfair network performance due to the hypervisor scheduler’s policy occupying resources based on CPU processing time. In this paper, we present NIOECM which is a network IO event control technique that controls the network-intensive VM’s network IO event to guarantee a fairness network performance of VMs which have the same resource configuration. The NIOECM performs a network delay processing on the network-intensive VMs which have a high network I/O event set. As a result, the network-intensive VMs which have a low network I/O event set will have more chance to occupy the network resource. In the result of experiments, our approach provides more fairness of network performance and does not give a performance interference on VM which is performing another task.


Cloud Virtualization Network I/O Hypervisor Bandwidth Fairness Mitigation Workload aware 



This work was supported by IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT, Ministry of Science and ICT) (No. 2018-0-00480, Developing the edge cloud platform for the real time services based on the mobility of connected cars) and the MSIT, Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (IITP-2018-0-01405) supervised by the IITP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulKorea

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