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Re: [Xen-users] XCP bandwidth management

  • To: Alexandre Bezroutchko <abb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Peter Phaal <peter.phaal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 11:30:37 -0700
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On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 4:57 AM, Alexandre Bezroutchko <abb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Another aspect of problem #3 is how to transfer the policy from sFlow domU
> to dom0. I would do it by publishing desired policy on sFlow domU. It can be
> a simple as putting a plain text file on HTTP server, or maybe having LDAP
> server on sFlow domU, if it is justified. Then a cron job in dom0 would poll
> the desired policy from sFlow domU and reconfigure vswitch accordingly.
> Alternatively, one can push the config from sFlow domU into dom0 over native
> vSwitch API, but I feel it is less preferable from security point of view. I
> would prefer to keep my dom0 shut, even from trusted systems I own.

The sFlow instrumentation is in dom0 (it's part of the the Open
vSwitch). Traffic to every virtual machine is visible from dom0 so
there is no need to install sFlow agents in the virtual machines. The
quota controller should be on the management network so it can receive
sFlow from dom0 and implement vSwitch configuration changes in dom0.
To maintain security, entire system should be part of the control
plane and avoid direct interactions with the domUs that are being

It might also be interesting to look at managing domU CPU quotas as
well as bandwidth quotas:

sFlow can be installed in the domUs, but this is only necessary if you
are operating in a public cloud where you don't have access to dom0:

As a cloud customer the controls would be a bit different, you might
use the data to decide how many VMs to run etc.


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