A Tool for Analyzing VM Creation Failure caused by Virtual Disk Faults

가상 디스크 결함에 의한 가상 머신 생성 실패 진단 및 분석 도구

  • Ku, Min-O (School of Computer Science and Engineering, Konkuk University) ;
  • Min, Dug-Ki (School of Computer Science and Engineering, Konkuk University)
  • Received : 2012.08.02
  • Accepted : 2012.08.19
  • Published : 2012.09.30


In this paper, we present a tool (named VMBootFailMonitor) to detect and analyze a failure of a VM boot creation caused by faults on virtual disks of a Xen-based VM. Also, we presents an architecture and detail analysis process of the virtual disk faults in our tool. Especially, VMBootFailMonitor provides a causual analysis result for a case of VM creation failure based on three modules which performs virtual disk analysis, virtualized system analysis and system log analysis. We also support a comparison result between boot times of normal VMs and fault detection times of VM creation based on abnormal virtual disks. At result, our tool detects VM boot failures (3~6 seconds) within normal VM boot times (8~16 seconds).


Supported by : 한국과학재단


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