Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Networkless Data Exchange and Control Mechanism for Virtual Testbed Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_2,
        author={Tim Gerhard and Dennis Schwerdel and Paul M\'{y}ller},
        title={A Networkless Data Exchange and Control Mechanism for Virtual Testbed Devices},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={Testbed Control interface Node control},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_2}
    }
    
  • Tim Gerhard
    Dennis Schwerdel
    Paul Müller
    Year: 2014
    A Networkless Data Exchange and Control Mechanism for Virtual Testbed Devices
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_2
Tim Gerhard1,*, Dennis Schwerdel1,*, Paul Müller1,*
  • 1: University of Kaiserslautern
*Contact email: t_gerhard10@informatik.uni-kl.de, schwerdel@informatik.uni-kl.de, pmueller@informatik.uni-kl.de

Abstract

Virtualization has become a key component of network testbeds. However, transmitting data or commands to the test nodes is still either a complicated task or makes use of the nodes’ network interfaces, which may interfere with the experiment itself. This paper creates a model for the typical lifecycle of experiment nodes, and proposes a mechanism for networkless node control for virtual nodes in such a typical experiment lifecycle which has been implemented in an existing testbed environment.