Analysis of virtual environments through a web based visualization tool

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Title: Analysis of virtual environments through a web based visualization tool
Author: Valente, Ronald
Abstract: Virtualization is gaining popularity in corporations as well as academia. This technology provides a large return on investment by providing the ability to consolidate hardware servers into smaller, more efficient virtual machines (VM). With a seemingly negligible cost to deploy a new virtual machine when compared to deploying a physical server, more and more virtual machines get deployed. However, as the number of virtual machine increases, the task of managing and keeping track of them becomes exceedingly cumber- some. With advanced visualization techniques and real-time analysis of virtualization environments, the control over virtual machine sprawl will become more manageable and thus improving virtual environment efficiency. This thesis describes the development of a novel web-based visualization tool for the virtual environment. With this tool, it is possible to better monitor the environment and control the VM sprawl. This tool provides the potential to optimize the environment and maintain an optimal level of performance for each virtual machine in the environment. The details of the visualization tool and analysis of the obtained results are also provided.
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Date: 2009

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