Auditing Virtualized Environments

Innovations in virtualization permanently changed the footprint, architecture, and operations of data centers, and in the last five years these innovations have extended to the application space. This chapter discusses auditing virtualized environments and begins with an overview of common virtualization technologies and key controls. The virtualization audit combines the concerns of the hypervisor and the guest operating systems. Although the focus of this chapter is the hypervisor and server virtualization, you can apply many of the same steps and concepts to desktop or application virtualization. We make the assumption that the system components are under your control. You should reference Chapter ...

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