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Containers Live Migration
A. L. Mirkin, V. A. Petrov

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

UDC code: 004.451

Abstract
Container-type virtualization is an ability to run multiple isolated sets of processes, known as containers, under a single kernel instance. Having such an isolation opens the possibility to save the complete state of (in other words, to checkpoint) a container and later to restart it. Checkpoint itself is used for live migration, in particular for implementing highavailability solutions. In this paper, we present the checkpoint and restart and live migration feature for containers as implemented in OpenVZ

Key Words
virtualization, operating system, checkpoint, restart, migration

How to cite:
Mirkin A. L., Petrov V. A. Containers Live Migration // Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies. - 2008. - Volume 06, Issue No 3. - P. 103 - 109. - ISSN 1818-7900. (in Russian).

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Publication information
Main title Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies, Volume 06, Issue No 3 (2008).
Parallel title: Novosibirsk State University Journal of Information Technologies Volume 06, Issue No 3 (2008).

Key title: Vestnik Novosibirskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriâ: Informacionnye tehnologii
Abbreviated key title: Vestn. Novosib. Gos. Univ., Ser.: Inf. Tehnol.
Variant title: Vestnik NGU. Seriâ: Informacionnye tehnologii

Year of Publication: 2008
ISSN: 1818-7900 (Print), ISSN 2410-0420 (Online)
Publisher: Novosibirsk State University Press
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