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Journal of Internet Services and Applications

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 311–318

First Online: 16 October 2012Received: 12 March 2011Accepted: 21 September 2012

Abstract

In this paper, a distributed controller for a virtualized router is proposed. This controller enables the dynamic and automatic resource allocation between the different virtual routers called slices running on top of the physical router. The controller is designed on a two-layer architecture. A slice controller one for each slice estimates the relationship between the past performances and resource allocations of the slice using a linear model, and then determines the requested allocation for the slice to meet its target performance. The physical router consists of a set of modular linecards. A resource controller one for each linecard, collects the resource allocation requests from the different slices using the resources it controls and determines the allocations based on the available capacities of the resources. Resources are allocated to slices to guarantee their target performances if possible, or provide service differentiation if the total requests from all the slices exceeds the capacities of the shared resources. We have found that the convergence of the controller depends on different parameters such as the number of slices and the parameters of the linear model and therefore some tuning of these parameters is needed for the system to achieve the stability.

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Author: H. Mellah - O. Cherkaoui - Y. Lemieux

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