Date Published: April 2018
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Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-125A Revision 1, Security Recommendations for Server-based Hypervisor Platforms, identifies five baseline functions of the hypervisor platform (virtualized platform), analyzes threats to these platforms and provides security recommendations. It has been found that to deploy virtualized servers for high performance applications (e.g., big data, analytics etc.), other forms of device virtualization besides the “emulation” approach covered in this document are required.
This revision captures these additional technologies for device virtualization such as para-virtualization, passthrough and self-virtualizing hardware devices as well as associated security recommendations. Major content changes in this revision can be found in Sections 1.1, 2.2.2 and 5. A markup version also shows changes from SP 800-125A (January 2018).
Keywords Virtualization; Hypervisor; Virtual Machine; Virtual Network; Secure Configuration; Security Monitoring; Guest OS