Live Migration Downtime Analysis of a VNF Guest for a Proposed Optical FMC Network Architecture

Konferenz: Photonische Netze - 17. ITG-Fachtagung
12.05.2016 - 13.05.2016 in Leipzig, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 264: Photonische Netze

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Autoren:
Andrus, B. (ADVA Optical Networking SE, Fraunhoferstr. 9a, 82152 Martinsried/Munich, Germany & Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads 343, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, Denmark)
Autenrieth, A. (ADVA Optical Networking SE, Fraunhoferstr. 9a, 82152 Martinsried/Munich, Germany)
Pachnicke, S. (Kiel University (CAU), Kaiserstr. 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany)
Vegas Olmos, J.J.; Tafur Monroy, I. (Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads 343, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, Denmark)

Inhalt:
Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) implies use of a shared optical fronthaul network infrastructure able to carry transparently both fixed and mobile traffic including Wi-Fi, Mobile and fixed Ethernet. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a main enabler for FMC using a shared infrastructure for fixed and mobile gateways. Live migration, a virtualization key-feature, offers load-balancing, increased energy efficiency, application elasticity and other worthy advantages. This paper presents the evaluation of migrating a VNF over an FMC infrastructure. Our results show that, performing a live migration over a dedicated connection yielded zero downtime and met a benchmark delay. The following scenario, where the ongoing connection is re-routed on a different optical path, shows the successful completion of the migration with an increase in delay of 2.4 seconds (22% higher than the benchmark) and only 2.1 seconds downtime.