A Novel Methodology for Efficient Throughput Evaluation in Virtualized Routers

Mirosław Kantor , Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis , Georgios Skourletopoulos , George Mastorakis , Jordi Mongay Batalla


This paper analyzes a novel methodology for calculating the throughput in a device, which hosts multiple virtualized network interconnect devices (i.e. virtual routers). The proposed methodology, which extends the well-known procedure (for non-virtualized IP routers) adopted from RFC 2544, considers the impact of heterogeneity of the offered load at the level of virtual routers. The utility of this methodology is demonstrated, analyzing the throughput of virtualized routers by four different virtualization platforms that use two different techniques, which are the paravirtualization (Xen and Citrix Xen) and the OS-level virtualization (Linux Containers and Jails). The results indicate that the virtualization platforms behave differently to distribution of traffic load among virtual routers. Finally, the need for the proposed methodology is motivated by performing extensive throughput tests on the aforementioned platforms at different work points of the network device (i.e. different offered traffic load distribution between virtual routers).
Author Mirosław Kantor - University of Luxembourg (LU)
Mirosław Kantor,,
, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis - University of Nicosia (UNIC)
Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis,,
, Georgios Skourletopoulos - University of Nicosia (UNIC)
Georgios Skourletopoulos,,
, George Mastorakis - Technological Educational Insitute of Crete (TEI)
George Mastorakis,,
, Jordi Mongay Batalla (FEIT / IT) - [Instytut Łączności PIB (IŁ PIB)]
Jordi Mongay Batalla,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
- Instytut Łączności PIB
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Olaf Swantee, Jiangzhou Wang, Cong Ling, Oliver Holland (eds.): Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications - ICC'2015, 2015, IEEE, ISBN 978-1-4673-6432-4, 1050 p.
Keywords in Englishvirtual router; test methodology; throughput
URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7249425
ProjectID-based Secure COMmunications system for unified access in IoT. Project leader: Krawiec Piotr, , Phone: +48 22 234 7231, start date 01-04-2014, planned end date 31-03-2017, end date 31-05-2017, IT/2014/badawczy/40, Completed
WEiTI Projects financed by NCRD [Projekty finansowane przez NCBiR (NCBR)]
Languageen angielski
2015 Mongay Batalla A Novel Methodology.pdf 1.11 MB
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 01-02-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
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