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Migration Decision in Reconfigurable Distributed Virtual Machines

Service migration is a vital technique to construct reconfigurable virtual machines (VMs). By incorporating mobile agent technology, VM systems can improve their resource utilization significantly via the hybrid mobility of services and computational agents. This chapter addresses the decision problem of hybrid mobility for load balancing in reconfigurable distributed VMs. Chapter 2 defines the load balancing problem in a W5 model. This chapter presents a rigorous treatment of the problem, focusing on migration candidate determination (which), migration timing (when), and destination server selection (where).