[Vserver] Re: [Devel] Container Test Campaign

From: Clément Calmels <clement.calmels_at_fr.ibm.com>
Date: Fri 30 Jun 2006 - 18:28:06 BST
Message-Id: <1151688486.18556.54.camel@localhost.localdomain>


A first round about virtualisation benchmarks can be found here:
These benchmarks run with vanilla kernels and the patched versions of
well know virtualisation solutions: VServer and OpenVZ. Some benchs also
run inside the virtual 'guest' but we ran into trouble trying to run
some of them... probably virtual 'guest' configuration issues... we will
trying to fix them...
The metacluster migration solution (formely a Meiosys company produt)
was added as it seems that the checkpoint/restart topic is close to the
virtualisation's one (OpenVZ now provides a checkpoint/restart
For the moment, benchmarks only ran on xeon platform but we expect more
architecture soon. Besides the 'classic' benchs used, more network
oriented benchs will be added. Netpipe between two virtual 'guests' for
example. We hope we will be able to provide results concerning the
virtual 'guest' scalability, running several 'guest' at the same time.

Best regards,

Le mercredi 07 juin 2006 à 16:20 +0200, Clement Calmels a écrit :
> Hello !
> I'm part of a team of IBMers working on lightweight containers and we
> are going to start a new test campaign. Candidates are vserver,
> vserver context, namespaces (being pushed upstream), openvz, mcr (our
> simple container dedicated to migration) and eventually xen.
> We will focus on the performance overhead but we are also interested in
> checkpoint/restart and live migration. A last topic would be how well
> the
> resource managment criteria are met, but that's extra for the moment.
> We plan on measuring performance overhead by comparing the results on
> a vanilla kernel with a partial and with a complete virtual
> environment. By partial, we mean the patched kernel and a 'namespace'
> virtualisation.
> Test tools
> ----------
> o For network performance :
> * netpipe (http://www.scl.ameslab.gov/netpipe/)
> * netperf (http://www.netperf.org/netperf/NetperfPage.html)
> * tbench (http://samba.org/ftp/tridge/dbench/README)
> o Filesystem :
> * dbench (http://samba.org/ftp/tridge/dbench/README)
> * iozone (http://www.iozone.org/)
> o General
> * kernbench (http://ck.kolivas.org/kernbench/) stress cpu and
> filesystem through kernel compilation
> * More 'real world' application could be used, feel free to submit
> candidates...
> We have experience on C/R and migration so we'll start with our own
> scenario, migrating oracle under load. The load is generated by DOTS
> (http://ltp.sourceforge.net/dotshowWe ran into trouble trying to run sto.php).
> If you could provided us some material on what has already been done :
> URL, bench tools, scenarios. We'll try to compile them in. configuration
> hints and tuning are most welcome if they are reasonable.
> Results, tools, scenarios will be published on lxc.sf.net . We will
> set up the testing environment so as to be able to accept new
> versions, patches, test tools and rerun the all on demand. Results,
> tools, scenarios will be published on lxc.sf.net.
> thanks !
> Clement,
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Clément Calmels <clement.calmels@fr.ibm.com>
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