Design and performance evaluation of a virtualized Moodle-based e-learning environment

Mario Manzo


In this paper, benefits and advantages arising from virtualization technologies, applied to the field of distance education, are discussed and highlighted. Moodle, the most widely used Learning Management System, and a virtualization system, based on Xen hypervisor, are combined in order to create an effective e-learning environment. Commonly, the main problem about Moodle concerns the server workload, due to several factors, which results in a saturation of physical devices. To bypass this limit, the over-centralized load is deployed on a dynamic virtual machine. Experimental results prove that the proposed system can improve performances, produce low connection time and provide a good distance education environment.


Moodle; Virtualization; Web performance; Distance Education

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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2018 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).