In this chapter, a live migration of the virtual machine (VM) power consumption (PC) model is introduced. The model proposed an easy and parameterised method to evaluate the power cost of migrating the VMs from one server to another. This work is different from other research works found in the literature. It is not based on software, utilisation ratio or heuristic algorithms. Rather, it is based on converting and generalising the concepts of live migration process and experimental results from other works, which are based on the aforementioned tools. The resulting model eventually converts the power cost of live migration from a function of utilisation ratio to a function of server PC. This means there will be neither a need for additional hardware, a separate software, nor a heuristics-based algorithms to measure the utilisation. The resulting model is simple, on the fly and accurate PC evaluation. Furthermore, the latency cost of live migration process, included the time it take the VM to be completely transferred to the target server, alongside the link distance/delay between the two servers is discussed.
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