VM workstation for ethical hacking

download
A workstation needs 4 downloads, they are large files, might be best to use a portable hard drive maybe a SSD
a hypervisor :
VirtualBox
from Oracle
VM images to be installed on the hypervisor
Kali Linux
image for VirtualBox (penetration testing machine image)
Metasploitable 2
(linux target machine image)
sp0
(windows target machine image)


Download and install hypervisor VM platform

VirtualBox


Download and install VM images on the hypervisor platform

Kali linux image
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Use the
VirtualBox
image



Metasploitable 2 image
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Windows sp0 image


configuration
virtual box preferences
access prefs for VirtualBox
launch virtual box
select tools > preferences
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extensions pack
check extensions > Oracle VM VirtualBox extension pack should be present
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network prefs
check network > NatNetwork
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kali linux
import appliance for kali linux
select tools > select import
select file picker > select kali-linux VM image (you may need to navigate to the correct folder)
click open > click next > click import
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network settings for kali linux
select kali linux VM > select settings
select network > set attached to NatNetwork
select advanced: set promiscuous mode to Allow all

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metasploit
new appliance for metasploit
select tools > select new
set the name > metasploit, type > Linux, version > Ubuntu 64 bit
click next
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load image
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select existing VHD file
select add a new file, navigate to the folder containing the image
select the image, open

network settings for metasploit
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select metaploitable VM > choose settings
select network settings > set attached to NAT Network : NatNetwork
select advanced mode > set promiscuous mode to Allow all



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