vm risk assessment

Are there any standard risks (by this I mean those that could affect any VM regardless of its purpose) that can be used for risk assesment purposes for virtual servers above and beyond security related risks/common issues. We need to assess all common technical risks be those performance availability security for all virtual servers which process critical services. And some insight into common causes which make the aforementioned issues happen and occur.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
risk for virtual servers are the same for physical servers! (security, access, patching, stability, performance etc)

other than all those which exist for Host Infrastructure which physical servers do not have!

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pma111Author Commented:
Could you elaborate a bit on 'access' and 'stability' and what issues can affect both.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Stability - Your VMware vSphere Infrastructure and Design! (same risk as your VDI!)

Access - Who has access to VMware vSphere also has access to all your VMs, I'm sure we've done this before..... which is also same as access to your VDI!
pma111Author Commented:
I would say access and patching fall under the security banner then
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