Energy Aware Dynamic Resource Consolidation Algorithm for Virtualized Service Centers based on Reinforcement Learning
In this paper we propose an energy aware dynamic consolidation algorithm for virtualized service centers based on reinforcement learning. The energy awareness is enacted by using the Energy Aware Context Model (EACM) to programmatically represent the current service center context situation by means of ontologies. We have defined the EACM model entropy metric for evaluating the service center greenness level. If the entropy value is above a predefined threshold, the service center is not in a green state. As a consequence, consolidation or dynamic power management actions are selected by means of reinforcement learning and executed to bring back the service center in an energy efficient state. The results are promising showing that the proposed energy aware consolidation algorithm decreases the energy consumption with about 26% from the total energy consumption of a service center.