Implementing virtual machine:a performance evaluation

Kamaludin, Hazalila and Jamal, Muhamad Yusmaleef and Ab Rahman, Nurul Hidayah and Mohd Safar, Noor Zuraidin and Abd Ishak, Suhaimi (2019) Implementing virtual machine:a performance evaluation. In: International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining, 22-23 January, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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A hypervisor is a hardware virtualization technique that allows multiple guest operating systems to run on a single host machine at the same time. Each Virtual Machine (VM) or known as guest operating system emulates all interfaces and resources of a real computer system. Virtualization is beneficial as one of the educational tools to facilitate students’ hands-on experiences and research activities. However, the performance of VM needs to be taken into consideration. We investigate the performance of a set of VMs using Oracle VirtualBox on several host machines, each of which has its own system specifications. We observe the resource utilization of each host machine in terms of its CPU utilization, CPU speed as well as memory usage. Experimental results show that the CPU utilization averages are 51.78%, 60.7% and 62.57% for cases before memory allocation, 1/2 of memory capacity and 2/3 of memory capacity, respectively. It is indicate that the utilization of a host processor is directly proportional to the memory capacity assigned for a virtual machine.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual machine ;guest operating system ;virtualization; performance
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1040-1119 Machinery exclusive of prime movers
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Normardiana Mardi
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 03:05
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 03:05

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