May 2 – 6, 2011
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Europe/Berlin timezone

Moving virtual machines images securely between sites.

May 5, 2011, 9:15 AM
Hörsaal / lecture hall (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH)

Hörsaal / lecture hall

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

Planckstr. 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
Grid, cloud and virtualization Cloud, grid and virtualization


Owen Synge (DESY (HH))


A Grid service allows applications to the run on many sites without modification. Virtualization provides the potential for deploying the same customized operating system at many sites. This talk will present one of many possible security infrastructures and models to allow sharing and deployment of virtual machines images that meets the objectives of secure non-repudiation of images, auditing and fault tolerance that has been developed within the HEPIX virtualization working group. The talk focus will be made on the meta data describing the virtual machines, how to share this meta data, how to share the image described and to verify an image adn its meta data, presenting packages and deployment, and how to audit the approach.


Non-repudiation of meta data messages describing images to be deployed with out increasing interdependency.

Primary author

Owen Synge (DESY (HH))

Presentation materials