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RE: Need for recommendation for setting up a virtual lab
From: "Caleb Stephenson" <caleb.stephenson () configuresoft com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 09:00:28 -0700

Hmm, a virtual lab requires a virtual machine, and a virtual machine
requires system resources like RAM and CPU time. This will be a limiting
factor on the size of your lab. To use your resources best I would build
a small size Linux distro with VMware Server for Linux (it is free now!)
that will use the least amount of RAM, etc., so it will leave more for
the VM's. After that decide what you want your lab to do; a lab to test
IIS or Exchange 2003 will be different that one to try pentesting
something with Linux...  So first decide what you want to do, (drawing
it out helps a lot) then try to get the VM's to run on the P4.

After the virtual lab is setup then the real work begins and that is
where having the most information you can is crucial. Google is your
friend, but also some good old common sense will get you pretty far...
Research is the key, and remember to think backwards (like the enemy)!

Have fun and I hope you learn lots,
Caleb

-----Original Message-----
From: Stranger inMoscow [mailto:strangers_web () yahoo com] 
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:02 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Need for recommendation for setting up a virtual lab

Hi everybody,

I wanna setup a virtual security lab for educating
myself in the field.
I need some good papers-articles how to do (best)
this. I have a P4 PC
and internet connection. My googleing didnt yet bring
any usefull and
good stuff. And your recommendations will be great
too.

Thanks 


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