Towards a Resilient Server with an external VMI in the Virtualization Environment

EMITTER International Journal of Engineering Technology

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Title Towards a Resilient Server with an external VMI in the Virtualization Environment
 
Creator Utomo, Agus Priyo
Winarno, Idris
Syarif, Iwan
 
Subject Virtualization
Virtual Machines Introspection
out-VMI
Hang Detection
Cloud Computing
 
Description Currently, cloud computing technology is implemented by many industries in the world. This technology is very promising due to many companies only need to provide relatively smaller capital for their IT infrastructure. Virtualization is the core of cloud computing technology. Virtualization allows one physical machine to runs multiple operating systems. As a result, they do not need a lot of physical infrastructures (servers). However, the existence of virtualization could not guarantee that system failures in the guest operating system can be avoided. In this paper, we discuss the monitoring of hangs in the guest operating system in a virtualized environment without installing a monitoring agent in the guest operating system. There are a number of forensic applications that are useful for analyzing memory, CPU, and I/O, and one of it is called as LibVMI. Drakvuf, black-box binary analysis system, utilizes LibVMI to secure the guest OS. We use the LibVMI library through Drakvuf plugins to monitor processes running on the guest operating system. Therefore, we create a new plugin to Drakvuf to detect Hangs on the guest operating system running on the Xen Hypervisor. The experiment reveals that our application is able to monitor the guest operating system in real-time. However, Extended Page Table (EPT) violations occur during the monitoring process. Consequently, we need to activate the altp2m feature on Xen Hypervisor to by minimizing EPT violations.
 
Publisher Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya (PENS)
 
Date 2020-06-02
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://emitter.pens.ac.id/index.php/emitter/article/view/468
10.24003/emitter.v8i1.468
 
Source EMITTER International Journal of Engineering Technology; Vol 8 No 1 (2020); 49-66
2443-1168
2355-391X
10.24003/emitter.v8i1
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://emitter.pens.ac.id/index.php/emitter/article/view/468/185
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 EMITTER International Journal of Engineering Technology
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
 

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