Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q86

Pete, a security engineer, is trying to inventory all servers in a rack. The engineer launches RDP sessions to five different PCs and notices that the hardware properties are similar. Additionally, the MAC addresses of all five servers appear on the same switch port. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause?

A. The system is running 802.1x.
B. The system is using NAC.
C. The system is in active-standby mode.
D. The system is virtualized.

Correct Answer: D
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
Virtualization allows a single set of hardware to host multiple virtual machines.

Incorrect Answers:

A: The IEEE standard 802.1X defines port-based security for wireless network access control.

B: Network Access Control (NAC) is as a set of standards defined by the network for clients
attempting to access it.

C: This allows you to use a standby adaptive security appliance to take over the functionality of a failed unit.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 19, 95, 158