05 Dec Practice Test Question – Virtualization Hypervisors
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Ron is concerned about the potential of attackers exploiting issues in the operating system supporting a virtualization hypervisor to gain access to information stored by guest operating systems. What type of hypervisor can he use to minimize this risk?
A. Type 1 hypervisor
B. Type 2 hypervisor
C. Type 3 hypervisor
D. Type 4 hypervisor
Correct Answer: A
In a type 1 hypervisor, the hypervisor runs directly on the system hardware, eliminating the need for an underlying operating system and reducing the environment’s attack surface. Type 2 hypervisors require the use of a host operating system. Type 3 and 4 hypervisors do not exist.