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).