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A method of merging multiple resources into one virtual system Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245673D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-29
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This is a new concept and idea for VMs management, we are trying to decrease the number of VMs. Usually, we just launch a new VM on hardware, or capture a VM image to redeploy a new one and so on. What we did just increase the number of VMs. In this method we try to merge several of VM into one for mitigating VM daily administration work. This merging solution is based on Docker technology which is an open platform for developers and system administrators to package their application with all of its dependencies into a standardized unit. This guarantees that it will always run the same, regardless of the environment it is running in. The mainly step of this method is that. 1) Create images from VMs which we want to merge. 2) Deploy new container as a new system for VM integrate. And divide server disks for each image installation. 3) When we create the image, change the software deploy location to different disk destinations

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A method of merging multiple resources into one virtual system

A system virtual machine using virtualization software emulates a complete and isolated computer system which can run application and access network etc. Although several of VMs can run on same one real machine, but they are isolated and independent.

Think about this scenario, system administrator just allocated lots of VMs for each same simple servers or applications. Some of servers and applications are very light which does not need much hardware resource, but need to be monitored and maintained frequently. So system administrator has to logon lots of VMs to see what status they are frequently.

To improve the efficiency and convenience for this kind of VMs management , merging multiple VMs to one will be a good choice. Other another hand, for meet business application requirement, or adjust resources according to actual users except we also need to merge VMs.

This solution is based on Docker technology which supports kind of Linux OS.

Dockerfile tool could be used to create images, those images attach to container related folder when create. And rootfs for host will attach when start. Then deploy a new container as new system for VM integrates. Server disks are divided for each image installation and different images are deployed to different disk of one Linux system . A database is used to maintain useful images in this system. The software deploy location can be changed to different disks when create images in one Linux systems . Then software belong to different system can be merge to one system on demand .

Step 1:

Firstly, creating images from VMs which we want to merge.

We need to download or create a base image for all kinds of legacy...