Virtual Machines for ROC: Initial Impressions. Pete Broadwell firstname.lastname@example.org. Talk Outline. Virtual Machines & ROC: Common Paths Quick Review of VMware Terminology Case Study: Using VMware for Fault Insertion Future Directions. Background.
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VM “sandboxing” provides effective isolation.
Multiple VMs on one machine yields redundancy.
Suspend/resume capability means fast failover and restartability.
Support for checkpointing, undoable sessions
Significant support for monitoring and diagnostics
Online verificationof recovery mechanisms?Recovery-Oriented Features of VMs
VMType I VM: Stand-Alone
Virtual Machine Monitor
VMAppType II VM: Hosted
Host OS device drivers
PC hardwareHosted VM I/O Virtualization
Fault injection is old news! VMware GSX ServerWhy VMs for Fault Injection?
Not difficult to guess what will happen: kernel panic or blue screen.
Easy to do, but not very interesting or realistic.
Should be relatively straightforward.