System Virtualization Tools for Software Development Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2009

start page

  • 52

end page

  • 59


  • 5


  • 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-7801

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-0131


  • The configuration complexity of preproduction sites coupled with access-control mechanisms often impede the software development life cycle. Virtualization is a cost-effective way to remove such barriers and provide a test environment similar to the production site, reducing the burden in IT administrators. An Eclipse-based virtualization tool framework can offer developers a personal runtime environment for launching and testing their applications. The authors have followed a model-driven architecture (MDA) approach that integrates best-of-breed virtualization technologies, such as Xen and VDE.


  • Computer Science