[openstack-dev] Secure live VM migration in cloud (openstack)

Naveed Ahmad 12msccsnahmad at seecs.edu.pk
Sun Aug 25 13:29:59 UTC 2013

thanks for replying Joshua,

VM migration is the process used to migrate vm from one physical server to
another physical server due to many reasons like system maintenance,
hardware failure ,

VM is important element in cloud as well, so we do same in the cloud.
xen/kvm hypervisor used in the openstack dont provide security  in this
process. i studied few paper on it  which are related to VM migration in DC
instead of Cloud.   i also seen book on openstack security in which it is
describe that xen/kvm could not provide security but libvirt can be used
with xen/kvm to secure this process.

Currently libvirt is providing ssl for confidentiality of data between
source and destination. and SASL for authentication. i want to add other
authentication mechanism in it and in the end it would be added in the
Dashboard of openstack so that administrator use it easily, Access control
is also part of this thesis..

may you got my idea Mr. Joshua Harlow and now please comment on it. is it
good or not? your comment will help me to choose good topic in cloud


On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 4:17 AM, Joshua Harlow <harlowja at yahoo-inc.com>wrote:

> Is there any write up of what u want to do or is that not defined yet?
> If u can write up some information I think that would help others provide
> feedback as well as help everyone (including yourself) see the goal too be
> accomplished. It's hard to tell what the desired outcome is otherwise,
> secure vm migration could mean a lot of things :)
> Sent from my really tiny device...
> On Aug 24, 2013, at 12:26 PM, "Naveed Ahmad" <12msccsnahmad at seecs.edu.pk>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
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> >
> > I am doing thesis in cloud computing security domain, i selected to
> secure vm migration  process in openstack.
> > Please let me know about this idea. i have done some initial work on it.
> i need comment of you people which will be helpful for me.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks and Regards
> >
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