VNEXT: Virtual NEtwork management for Xen-based Testbeds

Speaker : Miguel Elias Mitre Campista
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ
Date: 08/02/2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


Network testbeds strongly rely on virtualization that allows the simultaneous execution of multiple protocol stacks but also increases the management and control tasks. This talk presents a system to control and manage virtual networks based on the Xen platform. The goal of the proposed system is to assist network administrators to perform decision-making in this challenging virtualized environment. The system management and control tasks consist of defining virtual networks, turning on, turning off, migrating virtual routers, and monitoring the virtual networks within few mouse clicks thanks to a user-friendly graphical interface. The administrator can also perform high-level decisions, such as redefining the virtual network topology by using the plane-separation and loss-free live migration functionality, or saving energy by shutting down physical routers. Performance tests assure the system has low response time.

Biography: Miguel Elias Mitre Campista was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 8th, 1980. He received the Telecommunications Engineer degree from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003 and the M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Currently, Miguel is with GTA Laboratory in COPPE/UFRJ. His major research interests are in multihop wireless networks, quality of service, wireless routing, wireless mesh networks, and home networks.