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State-Control-Limit-Based Rejuvenation Modeling of Virtualized Cloud Server

Volume 14, Number 3, March 2018, pp. 473-782
DOI: 10.23940/ijpe.18.03.p8.473482

Weichao Danga,b and Jianchao Zengb,c

aCollege of Electrical and Information Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, 730050, China
bDivision of Industrial and System Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan, 030024, China
cSchool of Computer Science and Control Engineering, North University of China, Taiyuan, 030051, China

(Submitted on November 15, 2017; Revised on January 21, 2018; Accepted on February 19, 2018)


Software rejuvenation modeling of the virtualized Cloud Server has been studied. A software rejuvenation policy on the virtual machines and the virtual machine monitor has been proposed in order to ensure high availability of the virtualized Cloud Server. The multi-component system, composed of the virtual machines and the virtual machine monitor, which are structurally dependent, has been reduced to the multiple two-component systems. The state-control-limit-based rejuvenation policy has been proposed and the stationary probability density of the two component system state has been derived. Furthermore, the stationary unavailability of the virtualized Cloud Server has been modeled. Numerical experiments have verified the correctness of the probability density function and the feasibility of the rejuvenation policy. The state-control-limit-based rejuvenation policy leads to lower unavailability of the virtualized Cloud Server in comparison with the lifetime-based rejuvenation policy.


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