inis 15(2): e2

Research Article

A networkless data exchange and control mechanism for virtual testbed devices

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/inis.2.2.e2,
        author={Tim Gerhard and Dennis Schwerdel and Paul M\'{y}ller},
        title={A networkless data exchange and control mechanism for virtual testbed devices},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={2},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2014},
        month={3},
        keywords={Testbed, Control Interface, Node Control},
        doi={10.4108/inis.2.2.e2}
    }
    
  • Tim Gerhard
    Dennis Schwerdel
    Paul Müller
    Year: 2014
    A networkless data exchange and control mechanism for virtual testbed devices
    INIS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/inis.2.2.e2
Tim Gerhard1,*, Dennis Schwerdel1, Paul Müller1
  • 1: Integrated Communication Systems Lab, University of Kaiserslautern ,Germany
*Contact email: t_gerhard10@cs.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.