HERO vs. Zombie: Identifying Zombie Guests in a Virtual Machine Environment

Yael Elinav, Alex Moshinky, Lior Siag, Nezer Zaidenberg, Nezer Zaidenberg

Abstract

Virtual servers are important in many data-centers. Multiple guest virtual machines are consolidated on several hosts on-site or on the cloud, and serve the organization’s computational needs. However, virtual machines not cleared from the system, known as zombie machines, waste resources and pose a security risk. We present a novel tool to optimize resource use by tracking down zombie machines: HERO (Host Environment Resource Optimization). HERO leverages multiple testing approaches and machine learning to assist system administrators in locating “zombie” machines.

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in Harvard Style

Elinav Y., Moshinky A., Siag L. and Zaidenberg N. (2021). HERO vs. Zombie: Identifying Zombie Guests in a Virtual Machine Environment.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-487-9, pages 240-245. DOI: 10.5220/0010261802400245


in Bibtex Style

@conference{modelsward21,
author={Yael Elinav and Alex Moshinky and Lior Siag and Nezer Zaidenberg},
title={HERO vs. Zombie: Identifying Zombie Guests in a Virtual Machine Environment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2021},
pages={240-245},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010261802400245},
isbn={978-989-758-487-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - HERO vs. Zombie: Identifying Zombie Guests in a Virtual Machine Environment
SN - 978-989-758-487-9
AU - Elinav Y.
AU - Moshinky A.
AU - Siag L.
AU - Zaidenberg N.
PY - 2021
SP - 240
EP - 245
DO - 10.5220/0010261802400245